Measurement and monitoring

SOURCE: Sexual abuse of young children in southern Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Dawes, J.Borel-Saladin, Z.Parker
SOURCE EDITOR(S): L.Richter, A.Dawes, C.Higson-Smith
KEYWORDS: CHILD ABUSE, CHILDREN, SEXUAL ABUSE
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2784
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/7853

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Abstract

this chapter addresses some of the challenges that accompany attempts to monitor child sexual abuse. We commence with problems of definition and estimations of prevalence and incidence, and then proceed to consider some sources of South African data, including the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to plot the characteristics of spaces that constitute particular risks to children. The chapter concludes with recommendations for local practice.