Challenging misconceptions about sexual offending

Challenging misconceptions about sexual offending

Victoria Police

Creating an evidence-based resource for police and legal practitioners

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.

Source: Victoria Police. Read more here.

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