Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church Research Proposal by capital writers

Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church
A research proposal to evaluate what Catholic parents tell their children about pedophiles in light of sex offenses committed by priests of the Catholic Church.
# 28417 | 1,171 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper examines how the Roman Catholic Church has received heavy media attention since revelations that they have not handled charges of sex abuse against their priests in ways that prevent the offenders from working with children in the future. It proposes a study to determine what Catholic parents tell their children now about sexual predators compared to what they told their children prior to the publication of knowledge regarding sex offenses committed against children by priests of the Catholic Church.

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"Since adults cannot accompany children everywhere they go, some parents for have some time tried to teach their children information and skills that would make it less likely for the child to become the target or victim of a sexual predator. Research shows that child education may be the best prevention for sex abuse (Bethea, 1999). Often this training has been misguided, and children have been warned of the "danger of strangers," even though most cases of pedophilia are committed by someone the child already knows (Leigh, 1995). Research also shows that most children who are sexually abused do not tell parents or other adults for some years (Fieldman, 2002), and this likelihood of silence makes them more vulnerable. Meanwhile, research has shown that teaching children specific strategies improves both prevention and reports of abuse when it occurs (Brown University, 2001)."

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Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church (2003, June 27) Retrieved June 07, 2023, from

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"Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church" 27 June 2003. Web. 07 June. 2023. <>