How do children overcome difficulties talking about sexual abuse
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Aim of this study was to identify and describe the obstacles that can prevent children from talking about sexual abuse in a police interview. Data consisted of 28 investigative interviews with children and 12 police interrogations with non-offending parents. The children in these situations were between 8 and 15 years of age when they were interviewed. Data interpretation and analysis were based on content analysis. The following categories were identified: not being believed/telling the truth, need of support and dependence on adults, guilt and shame, fear, and spatial- and time-oriented.
Child sexual abuse, legal process, directed content analysis
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85552OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-85552DiVA: diva2:571566