Weatherred 2015 Abuse

Title Information

Author: Jane Long Weatherred

Title: Child Sexual Abuse and the Media

Subtitle: A Literature Review

Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

Volume: 24

Issue: 1

Year: 2015 (Received: March 28, 2013, Accepted: June 26, 2014, Published online: January 30, 2015)

Pages: 16-34

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; Types: Child Sexual Abuse

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Abstract: »The media play an important role in practice, policy, and public perception of child sexual abuse, in part by the way in which news stories are framed. Child sexual abuse media coverage over the past 50 years can be divided into five time periods based on the types of stories that garnered news coverage and the ways in which public policy was changed. This systematic literature review of research on child sexual abuse media coverage across disciplines and geographic boundaries examines 16 studies published in the English language from 1995 to 2012. A seminal work is identified, citation network analysis is applied, and a framework model is developed.« (Source: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse)


  A Brief History of CSA and the Media (p. 18)
    Early History, 1960-1979 (p. 19)
    The Backlash, 1980-1989 (p. 20)
    Sex Offender Legislation, 1990-1999 (p. 20)
    Catholic Church, 2000-2009 (p. 21)
    Sandusky and the Boy Scouts, 2010-Present (p. 21)
  Definitions of Terms (p. 22)
  Methodology (p. 22)
  Results (p. 22)
    Literature Review Framework Model (p. 23)
    Media Studies (p. 23)
    Public Perception Studies (p.27)
    Media Effects Outliers (p. 28)
    Theoretical Background (p. 28)
  Discussion and Conclusion (p. 29)
  Acknowledgments (p. 30)
  References (p. 30)
  Author Note (p. 34)

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Added: February 21, 2015 – Last updated: February 21, 2015