Understanding organisational risk factors for child maltreatment

A review of the literature

 

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Content type
Policy & practice paper
Published

June 2006

Researchers

Lorraine Beyer, Daryl Higgins, Leah Bromfield

Table of contents

  • Contributors
  • Concepts and definitions
  • Executive summary 
    • Scope
    • Messages from research
  • Section 1: Background 
    • The literature
    • Structure of the present view
  • Section 2: Introduction 
    • Abuse in organisations
    • A coordinated approach
  • Section 3: Theoretical framework 
    • Developmental ecological theory
    • Explanations of paedophilia 
      • Table 1: Four theories of paedophile behaviour
    • Situational crime prevention
  • Section 4: Methodology
  • Section 5: Risk factors 
    • Child risk factors
    • Perpetrator risk factors 
      • Table 2: Risk factors for sex offence recidivism
      • Table 3: Child sex offender typologies
    • Family risk factors
    • Organisational risk factors
  • Section 6: Risk management strategies 
    • Prevention of abuse
    • Organisation risk management strategies
    • Managing high risk environments
    • Indigenous and minority group issues
    • Investigations
    • Professionalisation
  • Section 7: Screening and selection 
    • Brief overview of screening in Australia 
      • Table 4: Mandatory screening ('working with children') in Australia
    • The screening process
    • Databases and registers
  • Section 8: Risk assessment 
    • Professional judgement assessment
    • Structured professional judgement assessment
    • Actuarial assessment
    • Assessments of specific traits 
      • Table 5: Risk assessment for recidivism
    • Assessing the risk for maltreatment in organisations
  • Section 9: Legal issues and implications 
    • Conceptualisations
    • Balancing adult and child rights
    • employer responsibility
  • Section 10: Conclusion 
    • Research implications
  • References
  • Appendix A: National comparison of working with children legislation
ISBN

0-642-39537-3

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