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Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 299–312 | Cite as

A typology of incest and possible intervention strategies

  • Giri Raj Gupta
  • Steven M. Cox
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Abstract

Recent research on incest suggests that it is a complex phenomenon which assumes a variety of forms in different situations. A tentative typology based on prior research and clinical reports is presented. A preliminary framework for recognizing and dealing with various types of incest is outlined and a discussion of intervention and prevention strategies is provided.

Key words

incest child abuse sex offenders sexual victims sexual abuse deviate sexual assault/rape pedophilia 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giri Raj Gupta
    • 1
  • Steven M. Cox
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Illinois UniversityMacomb

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