Challenging misconceptions about sexual offending: Creating an evidence-based resource for police and legal practitioners

Content type
Commissioned report

September 2017

Commissioning Body

Victoria Police

This resource was produced by the Australian Institute of Family Studies on behalf of Victoria Police. Using evidence from the psychological and criminological literature, it addresses some of the common myths and misconceptions about sexual offending, including adult rape and sexual offences as well as child sexual abuse.

It provides clear information on what should be considered a misconception, as well as what is considered 'typical' and 'common' behaviour in both offenders and victims.

Access the resource via the Victoria Police website.