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Incest

  • By: Elizabeth Ehrhardt Mustaine
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Incest is most commonly understood as the sexual abuse of a child by a family member. There are several important elements in this definition. (a) Incest is about intrafamilial sexual exploitation. In all cases of child sexual abuse, there is a ...

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