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Delayed disclosure and disrupted communication during forensic investigation of child sexual abuse: a study of 47 corroborated cases.
2002 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 91, no 12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM: To study factors of relevance for the understanding of disclosure of child sexual abuse.

METHODS: Cases from a Swedish district court involving 47 children in which allegations of child sexual abuse had been corroborated by a confession from the defendant were studied.

RESULTS: Delayed disclosure was related to a close relationship with the perpetrator and young age at the first experience of abuse. Disrupted communication during the police interview was related to less violent abuse.

CONCLUSION: The findings highlight the importance of social factors in children's disclosure of sexual abuse.

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2002. Vol. 91, no 12
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111377PubMedID: 12578300OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-111377DiVA: diva2:869199
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