Dr Anne-Marie McAlinden's latest monograph
Children as 'Risk': Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Children and Young People
Author: Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden
Type of Publication: Monograph
Publisher: Cambridge Studies in Law and Society - Cambridge University Press
Published Date: September 2018
This book critically examines socio-political constructions of risk related to sexual offending behaviour by and among children and young people, drawing on a range of theoretical frameworks and primary research. It examines the complexities of peer-based sexual behaviours in a range of settings, including within organisational contexts such as schools and care homes, within families and peer-based relationships, as well as online contexts including sexting and cyberbullying. It draws out the myriad legal, practical and policy challenges of negotiating the boundaries between normal/experimental, risky/problematic and harmful sexual behaviour, and in particular the demarcation between coercion and consent, both for professionals as well as children and young people.