Canders 2013 Assault

Title Information

Authors: Caleb P. Canders, Roland C. Merchant, Katherine Pleet, and Janene H. Fuerch

Title: Internet-Initiated Sexual Assault Among U.S. Adolescents Reported in Newspapers, 1996–2007

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Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

Volume: 22

Issue: 8

Year: 2013

Pages: 987-999

ISSN: 1053-8712 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1547-0679 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | U.S. History | Representations: Press

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Abstract: »This article provides an assessment over time of the incidence of newspaper-reported Internet-initiated sexual assaults among U.S. adolescents undergoing adjudication from 1996 to 2007. Of 812 newspaper reports of adjudicated Internet-initiated sexual assault, most (79.2%) victims were female, and the median age was 14 years. The incidence rate of these reports increased over the 12-year period for females but remained steady for males. The frequency of these assaults was much less than reported for other types of sexual assaults in this age group. These estimates hopefully will assist in a greater understanding of these assaults, aid in interventions to decrease their occurrence, and guide effective policymaking that will reduce all types of sexual assault among adolescents.« (Source: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse)


  Method (p. 989)
    Study Design (p. 989)
    Study Population (p. 989)
    Case Identification (p. 990)
    Statistical Analyses (p. 991)
  Results (p. 992)
    Number of Newspapers Reports of Internet-Initiated Sexual Assault Among Adolescents (p. 992)
    Newspaper-Reported Internet-Initiated Sexual Assault Victim Characteristics (p. 992)
    Newspaper-Reported Internet-Initiated Sexual Assault Offender Demographics (p. 992)
    Incidence of Newspaper Reports of Internet-Initiated Sexual Assault Among Adolescents (p. 993)
  Discussion (p. 995)
    Limitations (p. 997)
    Conclusion (p. 997)
  References (p. 998)
  Author Notes (p. 999)

Added: December 7, 2013 | Last updated: January 25, 2014