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New International Frontiers in Child Sexual Abuse
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Introduction: A Range of Challenges, Cause for Hope, and the Nature of this Book.- Part I. The Context.- Chapter 1. The Context of Child Abuse and Points of Departure.- Chapter 2. Issues in Defining Child Sexual Abuse.- Part II. Theory: Multidisciplinary Understandings of Child Sexual Abuse and Regulatory Responses.- Chapter 3. Political Theory and Public Health Theory.- Chapter 4. Law's Role in Preventing, Detecting and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse.- Part III. Problems and Progress: Contemporary Challenges and Responses.- Chapter 5. Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Contexts.- Chapter 6. Cultural and Technological Challenges.- Part IV. Conclusion: Future Directions.

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Ben Mathews, PhD, LLB, BA, is a Professor and Principal Research Fellow in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He is also Director of the Childhood Adversity Research Program in the Faculty of Health, and is an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2015-17 he was Professorial Fellow to the Australian Government's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. His major area of research expertise is in children and the law, with a focus on issues concerning law and child maltreatment, child sexual abuse, civil damages for child abuse, children and educational systems, medico-legal issues, children's rights, cultural violence against children, and children's criminal responsibility, and law and ethics. He has conducted large multidisciplinary studies of law and child abuse and has published extensively in Australia and internationally, with 70 refereed publications, 16 major government reports, and over 40 conference presentations. He serves as a technical advisor to multiple governments on issues regarding child maltreatment law. His research and knowledge translation has led to changes in law, policy and practice in Australia and overseas.

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