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

    STAR RATING 4/5

    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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