Sexual Development in Childhood

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John Bancroft
Indiana University Press, 2003 - Psychology - 484 pages
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Approached with either "indifference" or "panic" in our culture, discussion of childhood sexuality remains submerged within political and moral debates that have historically impeded┬ its understanding. In contrast, Sexual Development in Childhood brings together respected researchers and clinicians to assess the current state of knowledge about childhood sexuality. The result is a comprehensive presentation of the latest research that is rational, balanced, and thorough.

The wide-ranging essays in Sexual Development in Childhood seek collectively to answer many of the most vital questions in the field of childhood development. What is childhood sexuality, and why should it be studied? How should it be measured, and what research methods are most useful? What are the current empirical results of research, and in what direction do these studies intend to go in the future? The essays offered in answer to these questions propose to help us understand both the normal range of sexual development in children and the consequences of abusive sexual experiencesŚobjectives that should make this volume an essential resource for teachers, advocates, and social policy professionals as well as for researchers and clinicians.

  

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Contents

PHILIP JENKINS
3
LUCIA F OSULLIVAN
23
HEINO F L MEYERBAHLBURG AND JENNIFER LYNNE STEEL
34
KENNETH J ZUCKER
54
General Discussion
62
MEREDITH A REYNOLDS AND DEBRA L HERBENICK
77
SUSAN F NEWCOMER
92
WILLIAM N FRIEDRICH
107
SUZANNE G FRAYSER
255
GILBERT HERDT
274
General Discussion
280
Retrospective Studies of Effects of Child Sexual
291
JAY P PAUL JOSEPH A CATANIA AND LANCE M POLLACK
327
J DENNIS FORTENBERRY AND MATTHEW C AALSMA
359
DAVID FINKELHOR
370
CHRISTOPHER R BROWNING AND EDWARD O LAUMANN
383

JANY RADEMAKERS M J C LAAN AND CORNELIS J STRAVER
121
General Discussion
130
JOHN BANCROFT DEBRA L HERBENICK
156
DELAMATER
186
TOLMAN
192
General Discussion
200
JOHN E BATES DOUGLAS B ALEXANDER SARAH E OBERLANDER
206
JEFFRY W THIGPEN ELSIE M PINKSTON AND JAY H MAYEFSKY
241
JULIA R HEIMAN JOHAN VERHULST AND AMY R HEARDDAVISON
404
CAROL MCCORD
421
MAURO
443
JOHN BANCROFT
449
General Discussion
455
Conference Participants
467
Index
475
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About the author (2003)

John Bancroft was trained in medicine at Cambridge University and in psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He has been Director of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, and Professor of Psychiatry at Indiana University since May 1995. He is the author of Human Sexuality and Its Problems, and was founding editor of Annual Review of Sex Research.

Contributors:
Contributors are Matthew C. Aalsma, Douglas B. Alexander, J. Michael Bailey, John Bancroft, John E. Bates, Christopher R. Browning, Joseph A. Catania, John D. DeLamater, Diane diMauro, Kenneth A. Dodge, Anke A. Ehrhardt, David Finkelhor, J. Dennis Fortenberry, Suzanne G. Frayser, William N. Friedrich, Mariana Gatzeva, Amy R. Heard-Davison, Julia R. Heiman, Debra L. Herbenick, Gilbert Herdt, Janet Shibley Hyde, Erick Janssen, Philip Jenkins, Marjoke Laan, Edward O. Laumann, Jay H. Mayefsky, Carol McCord, Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg, Susan F. Newcomer, Sarah E. Oberlander, Lucia F. O'Sullivan, Jay P. Paul, Gregory S. Pettit, Elsie M. Pinkston, Lance M. Pollack, Jany Rademakers, Meredith A. Reynolds, Stephanie A. Sanders, Jennifer Lynne Steel, Cornelis J. Straver, Jeffry W. Thigpen, Deborah L. Tolman, Arnout van de Rijt, Johan Verhulst, Kenneth J. Zucker

David Finkelhor is Director of Crimes Against Children Research Center, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory, and Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire. He has been studying the problems of child victimization, child maltreatment, and family violence since 1977. He is well known for his conceptual and empirical work on the problem of child sexual abuse, reflected in publications such as Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse (Sage, 1986) and Nursery Crimes (Sage, 1988). He has also written about child homicide, missing and abducted children, children exposed to domestic and peer violence, and other forms of family violence. In his recent work, he has tried to unify and integrate knowledge about all the diverse forms of child victimization in a field he has termed Developmental Victimology. He is editor and author of 10 books and over 75 journal articles and chapters. He has received grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the US Department of Justice, and a variety of other sources. In 1994, he was given the Distinguished Child Abuse Professional Award by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

J. Dennis Fortenberry

Suzanne G. Frayser

William Friedrich

Cynthia Graham

Julia R. Heiman

Debra Herbenick

Gilbert Herdt

Janet Shibley Hyde

Erick Janssen

Philip Jenkins

Edward O. Laumann is George Herbert Mead Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. Since joining the University in 1973, he has acted as the editor of the American Journal of Sociology, chair of the department of sociology, dean of the division of social sciences, provost of the University of Chicago, and is currently director of the Ogburn Stouffer Center for Population and Social Organization. Professor Laumann's publications include Chicago Lawyers: The Structure of the Bar, The Organizational State: Social Choice in National Policy Domains, The Hollow Core: Interest Representation in National Policymaking, The Social Organization of Sexuality, Sex, Love, and Health in America, and Sex in the City.

Carol McCord

Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg

Susan Newcomer

Lucia O'Sullivan

Jay Paul

Elsie M. Pinkston,

Jany Rademakers

Meredith Reynolds

Stephanie Sanders

Jeffry W. Thigpen

Deborah L. Tolman is Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Gender and Sexuality Project at the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College, where she is also an Associate Director. She is the author of Dilemmas of Desire: Adolescent Girls Talk about Sexuality (Harv

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