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Disclosure of Sexual Abuse in Sport Organizations: A Case Study

NCJ Number
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse Volume: 20 Issue: 3 Dated: May - June 2011 Pages: 322-337
Sylvie Parent
Date Published
June 2011
16 pages
This article examines the disclosure of sexual abuse in the world of sports.
The disclosure of sexual abuse in the world of sports is a process that has not been widely documented. This article presents the results of a document analysis of sport organization policies and interviews conducted with 27 sport stakeholders. The interviews focus on these stakeholders' perceptions of how the disclosure process would unfold if a case of sexual abuse were to arise in their organization and their perceptions of the actual cases experienced in the sport organizations participating in this study. The results reveal several problems affecting the disclosure of sexual abuse in sport organizations. (Published Abstract)