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Understand

The following publications, authored by members of the Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit, contribute to our knowledge and understanding of sexual violence and abuse.

Christensen, L.S. & Jansen, K. (in press). Gender comparisons of offenders: Males and females who sexually offend against children. In I. Bryce, Y. Robinson, W. Petherick, W. Child Abuse and Neglect: Forensic issues in evidence, impact and Management. London: Elsevier

McKillop N, Rayment-McHugh S, Smallbone S & Bromham Z. (2018). Understanding and preventing the onset of child sexual abuse in adolescence and adulthood. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 554. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi554

McKillop N, Rayment-McHugh S, Smallbone S & Bromham Z. (2018). Understanding and preventing the onset of child sexual abuse in adolescence and adulthood. Report to the Criminology Research Advisory Council. http://crg.aic.gov.au/reports/1819/30-1314-FinalReport.pdf

Christensen, L.S. (2018). Professionals’ perceptions of female child sexual offenders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advanced online publication.

Christensen, L. S. (2018). The New Portrayal of Female Child Sexual Offenders in the Print Media: A Qualitative Content Analysis. Sexuality & Culture, 22(1), 176-189.

Christensen, L.S. (2017). Child sex offenders: The psychology of offending. In W. Petherick & G. Sinnamon (Ed.), The Psychology of Criminal And Antisocial Behavior. California: Elsevier Inc.

Cale, J., Smallbone, S., Rayment-McHugh, S., & Dowling, C. (2016). Offence trajectories, the unfolding of sexual and non-sexual criminal activity and sex offence characteristics of adolescent sex offenders. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 28(8), 791-812.

Rayment-McHugh, S., Smallbone, S., & Tilley, N. (2015). Endemic Sexual Violence and Abuse: Contexts and Dispositions. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 4(2), 111-124.

Prevent

The following publications, authored by members of the Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit, contribute to the theoretical and empirical evidence-base informing prevention policy and practice.

McKillop, N. (in press). Understanding the nature and dimensions of child sexual abuse to inform its prevention. In I. Bryce, Y. Robinson, W. Petherick, W. Child Abuse and Neglect: Forensic issues in evidence, impact and Management. London: Elsevier.

Smallbone, S., & Rayment-McHugh, S. (2017). Sexual Crimes. In. Sidebottom, A., & Tilley, N. (Eds). Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety (2nd Edition), Chapter 20. UK: Routledge.

Rayment-McHugh, S., Adams, D., Wortley, R., & Tilley, N. (2015). ‘Think Global Act Local’: A place based approach to sexual abuse prevention. Crime Science, 4, 22.

Smallbone, S. & McKillop, N. (2015). ‘Evidence-informed approaches to preventing sexual violence and abuse’. In Donnelly, P.D. & Ward, C.L. (Eds). Oxford Textbook in Violence Prevention: Epidemiology, Evidence, and Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Scholes L., Jones C.M., Nagel M. (2014) Boys and CSA Prevention: Issues Surrounding Gender and Approaches for Prevention, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(11), 1-15

Stieler-Hunt C., Jones C.M., Rolfe B., Pozzebon K. (2014) Examining key design decisions involved in developing a serious game for child sexual abuse prevention, Frontiers in Psychology, 5(73)

Scholes L., Jones C.M., Stieler-Hunt C., Rolfe B. (2014) Serious games for learning: games-based child sexual abuse prevention in schools, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 18(9), 934-956

Smallbone, S. W., & Rayment-McHugh, S. (2013). Preventing Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse: Problems and Solutions in the Australian Context. Australian Psychologist, 48, 3-13.

Smallbone, S.W., Rayment-McHugh, S., & Smith, D. (2013). Preventing Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse in West Cairns and Aurukun: Establishing the scope, dimensions and dynamics of the problem. Griffith University.

Respond 

The following publications, authored by members of the Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit, contribute to informing effective responses to sexual violence and abuse, including factors associated with better outcomes.


Baker, M. & McKillop, N. (2017). ‘Offender management and rehabilitation’. In T. Prenzler (Ed). Understanding Crime Prevention: The Case Study Approach (pp. 27-44). Australian Academic Press.

Brown, S. J., Tramontano, C., McKillop, N., Smallbone, S. W., & Wortley, R. (2017). Sex offenders’ perceptions of the police influence their perceptions of the courts. Criminal Justice and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854817739043

Christensen, L.S. (2017). Victims of child sexual abuse: The psychology of victims. In W. Petherick & G. Sinnamon (Ed.), The Psychology of Criminal And Antisocial Behavior. California: Elsevier Inc.

Allard, T., Rayment-McHugh, S., Adams, D., Smallbone, S., & McKillop, N. (2016). Responding to youth sexual offending: A field-based practice model that ‘closes the gap’ on sexual recidivism among Indigenous and non-Indigenous males. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 22(1), 82-94.

Christensen, L.S, Sharman, S., & Powell, M. (2016). Identifying the characteristics of child sexual abuse cases that exit the criminal justice system before the forensic interview. Policing: An International Journal of Police Science & Management, 18, 104-111. doi: 10.1177/1461355716641973

Christensen, L. S., Sharman, S. J., & Powell, M. B. (2016). Identifying the characteristics of child sexual abuse cases associated with the child or child's parents withdrawing the complaint. Child Abuse & Neglect, 57, 53-60.

McKillop, N., Brown, S. J. Johnson, I., Smallbone, S. W., & Ogilvie, J. (2017). Can systemic interventions designed to reduce reoffending by boys also reduce their victimization? Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 10(1), 41-50.

Christensen, L.S., Sharman, S., & Powell, M. (2015). Professionals' views on child sexual abuse attrition rates. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 22, 542-558. doi:10.1080/13218719.2014.960036

McKillop, N., Brown, S., Smallbone, S., & Wortley, R. (2015). Sexual offenders’ parental and adult attachments and preference/es for therapists’ interpersonal qualities. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 22(2), 177-191.

Tilley, N., Rayment-McHugh, S., Wardell, M., Smallbone, S., Smith, D., Allard, T., Wortley, R., Findlater, D., Stewart, A. & Homel, R. (2014). On being realistic about reducing the prevalence and impacts of youth sexual violence and abuse in two Australian Indigenous communities. Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts - Special Issue: Evaluation, 14, 6-27.

Smallbone, S. W., Rayment-McHugh, S., & Smith, D. (2013). Youth Sexual Offending: Context, Good-Enough Lives, and Engaging with a Wider Prevention Agenda. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 8(3-4), 49-54.

Smallbone, S.W., Crissman, B., & Rayment-McHugh, S. (2009). Improving therapeutic engagement with adolescent sexual offenders. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 27(6) 862-877.

Smallbone, S.W., Rayment-McHugh, S., Crissman, B., & Shumack, D. (2008). Treatment with youth who have committed sexual offences: Extending the reach of clinical interventions through collaborative partnerships. Clinical Psychologist, 12(3), 109-116.

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