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The exception that proves the rule : female sex offending and the gendered nature of sexual violence Mary Stathopoulos, Mary

By: Stathopoulos, Mary.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: ACSSA research summary.Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2014Description: electronic document (24 p.): PDF file: 695.89 KB; HTML.ISSN: 2200-2308 (online).Subject(s): ABUSIVE WOMEN | PERPETRATORS | PREVALENCE | SEX OFFENDERS | AUSTRALIA | SEXUAL VIOLENCE | CHILD SEXUAL ABUSEOnline resources: Click here to access online | Read in HTML In: ACSSA research summary, March 2014Summary: Key messages: ■Although female sex offending is a serious issue it makes up a very small percentage of all sex offences against children and adults: just under 5% of all offences. ■Half of all female sex offenders in the criminal justice system co-offended with a male perpetrator. ■Male coercion is an important avenue for women's offending. ■Victim/survivors of female-perpetrated sexual abuse do not usually disclose abuse. ■Female sexual offending can be difficult to conceptualise and theorise when most theories of sexual offending are based on male perpetrators. (from the publication)
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ACSSA research summary, March 2014

Key messages:
■Although female sex offending is a serious issue it makes up a very small percentage of all sex offences against children and adults: just under 5% of all offences.
■Half of all female sex offenders in the criminal justice system co-offended with a male perpetrator.
■Male coercion is an important avenue for women's offending.
■Victim/survivors of female-perpetrated sexual abuse do not usually disclose abuse.
■Female sexual offending can be difficult to conceptualise and theorise when most theories of sexual offending are based on male perpetrators.
(from the publication)