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Sexually Victimized Children

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Based on a large-scale survey and in light of demographic and cultural factors, the author examines why children are sexually victimized, the sources of trauma, differences between reported and unreported cases of assault, and possible increases in sexual victimization.

David Finkelhor received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of New Hampshire, where he is research scientist with the Family Violence Research Program. He is co-author of Up Against the American Myth.