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Child Molestation

  • By: Lisa A. Williams
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Child molestation is commonly defined as inappropriate sexual conduct with a child by an adult or someone substantially older than the child. In 2001, there were more than 85,000 substantiated cases of child sexual abuse reported to law enforcement agencies and ...

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