Fast Facts About Public Attitudes and Media Coverage About Sexual Abuse
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ATSA BLOG POSTS
- Changing the social norms on sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexualised behaviour, October 20, 2017
- Communicating about child sexual abuse with the public: learning the lessons from public awareness campaigns, July 25, 2017
- Q & A with Christina Mancini entitled "Sexual Assault in the Ivory Tower: Public Opinion on University Accountability and Mandatory Reporting", May 19, 2017
- “Othering” the Offender, March 31, 2017
The following citations reflect research, publications, and presentations by current ATSA members.
- Born this way? A qualitative examination of public perceptions of the causes of pedophilia and sexual offending against children: Richards (2017)
- Washington residents' perceptions of sex offenders and sex offender policies: Fisher & Pedneault (2017)
- Public views about reintegrating child sex offenders via Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA): A qualitative analysis: Richards & McCartan (2016)
- The construction of community understandings of sexual violence: Rethinking public, practitioner, and policy discourses: McCartan, Kemshall, & Tabachnick (2015)
- Assessment of public attitudes towards sex offenders in an Australian population: Shackley, Weiner, Day, & Willis (2014)
- Collateral punishments and sentencing policy: Perceptions of residence restrictions for sex offenders and drunk drivers: Levenson, Shields, & Singleton (2014)
- Might informative media reporting of sexual offending influence community members' attitudes towards sex offenders?: Malinen, Willis, & Johnston (2014)
- Notes on a sex crime scandal: The impact of media coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church on public opinion: Mancini & Shields (2014)
- From a lack of engagement and mistrust to partnership? Public attitudes to the disclosure of sex offender information: McCartan (2013)
- Collateral effects of the media on sex offender reintegration: Perceptions of sex offenders, professionals, and the lay public: Corabian & Hogan (2012)
- Demographic differences in public attitudes towards sex offenders: Willis, Malinen, & Johnston (2012)
- Public understandings of sexual abuse and sexual abusers: McCartan, Kemshall, & Hudson (2012)
- 100,000 sex offenders are missing... or are they? Deconstruction of an urban legend: Levenson & Harris (2012)
- Desistance and attitudes towards sex offenders: Facilitation or hindrance?: Willis, Levenson, & Ward (2010)
- Lay perceptions of child pornography offenders: Lam, Mitchell, & Seto (2010)
- Media constructions of, and reactions to, paedophilia in society: McCartan (2010)
- Public attitudes toward sex offenders and their relationship to personality traits and demographic characteristics: Olver & Barlow (2010)
- Sex offender residence restriction laws: Parental perceptions and public policy: Mancini, Shields, Mears, & Beaver (2010)
- Current understandings of paedophilia and the resulting crisis in modern society: McCartan (2008)
- Myths and facts about sexual violence: Public perceptions and implications for prevention: Katz-Schiavone, Levenson, & Ackerman (2008)
- Attitudes about community notification: A comparison of sexual offenders and the non-offending public: Brannon, Levenson, Fortney, & Baker (2007)
- 'Here there be monsters': The public's perception of paedophiles with particular reference to Belfast and Leicester: McCartan (2004)
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