Book Review: Children and Young People who Sexually Abuse – New Theory, Research and Practice Developments

Edited by Martin Calder, Russell House Publishing

ISBN 1-903855-50-0, £49.95


This is the fifth in a series of books edited by Martin Calder
dealing with children and young people who sexually abuse, writes
Andrew Durham.

With 40 contributors – practitioners and researchers – this one
presents a range of material from around the world.

It is made clear that this is a sequel, seeking to develop the
content of the earlier books, suggesting perhaps that it is
important not to read it out of sequence.

Although the book is divided into six sections in an attempt to
provide a coherent structure, each chapter nonetheless reads as a
standalone paper, which in some ways tends to fragment the
continuity of the book. Most of the chapters are interesting and
relevant, providing a good additional resource for specialists
working in this field.

Dr Andrew Durham is consultant practitioner for the sexual
inappropriate behaviours service, Warwickshire Council

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