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Title Clergy Sexual Abuse : Social Science Perspectives / Claire M. Renzetti and Sandra Yocum, editors.
Imprint Boston : Northeastern, 2013.

Series The Northeastern series on gender, crime, and law.
Subject Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Sexual behavior.
Sexual misconduct by clergy.
Sex crimes -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Clergy -- Sexual behavior.
Alt Name Renzetti, Claire M.,
Description 1 online resource.
Note Includes index.
Print version record.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction to Social Science Perspectives on the Problem of Clergy Sexual Abuse / Claire M. Renzetti -- 2. Understanding the Response to Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests: A Criminal Justice Perspective / Karen J. Terry -- 3. Interplay of Psychological and Institutional Factors in Sexual Abuse by Roman Catholic Clergy / John C. Gonsiorek -- 4. Contingent Crimes: Exploring the Sexual Abuse of Children by Clerics from a Situational Crime Perspective / Paul D. Steele -- 5. Priest and Catholic Culture as Symbolic System of Purity / Sandra Yocum -- 6. Don't Call It an Affair: Understanding and Preventing Clergy Sexual Misconduct with Adults / Diana Garland -- 7. Clergyperson Sexual Misconduct with Congregants or Parishioners: Past Attempts to Impose Civil and Criminal Liabilities and a Proposed Criminal Law to Increase the Likelihood of Criminal Punishment of Perpetrators / Kris Helge.
Summary An examination of the clergy sexual abuse crisis from diverse scholarly perspectives.
ISBN 1555538118 (electronic bk.)
9781555538118 (electronic bk.)
9781555538101 (cloth ; alk. paper)
155553810X (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781555538095 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1555538096 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 847941740
Additional Format Print version: 9781555538101 155553810X (DLC) 2013008999.