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  • I am the Director of Crimes against Children Research Center, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory, Professor of Sociology, and University Professor, at the University of New Hampshire. I have been studying the problems of child victimization, child maltreatment and family violence since 1977. I am best known for my conceptual and empirical work on the problem of child sexual abuse, reflected in publications such as Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse (Sage, 1986) and Nursery Crimes (Sage, 1988). I have also written about child homicide, missing and abducted children, children exposed to domestic and peer violence, commercial sexual exploitation and internet victimization.

    I am the co-founder of several large national data collection efforts including the National Survey of Children Exposed to Violence (NatSCEV) and the National Incidence Study of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Thrownaway CHildren (NISMART).

    In my recent work, for example, my book, Child Victimization (Oxford University Press, 2008), I have tried to unify and integrate knowledge about all the diverse forms of child victimization in a field I have termed Developmental Victimology. This book received the Daniel Schneider Child Welfare Book of the Year award in 2009. Altogether, I am editor and author of 12 books and over 250 journal articles and book chapters.

    I have received grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the US Department of Justice, and a variety of other sources.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Rates of neglect in a national sample: Child and family characteristics and psychological impact.Child Abuse and Neglect.  88:256-265. 2018
    2018 Screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs): Cautions and suggestions.Child Abuse and Neglect.  85:174-179. 2018
    2018 The Combination of Sibling Victimization and Parental Child Maltreatment on Mental Health Problems and Delinquency.Child Maltreatment.  23:244-253. 2018
    2018 Exposure to Family and Friend Homicide in a Nationally Representative Sample of Youth.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  886260518787200. 2018
    2018 The complex experience of child pornography survivors.Child Abuse and Neglect.  80:238-248. 2018
    2018 Beyond residential mobility: A broader conceptualization of instability and its impact on victimization risk among children.Child Abuse and Neglect.  79:485-494. 2018
    2018 Caregiver Victimization in Community Adolescents: Protective Factors Related to ResiliencePsychology of Violence.  8:163-171. 2018
    2018 Family Adversity's Role in the Onset and Termination of Childhood Sibling VictimizationPsychology of Violence.  8:10-18. 2018
    2018 Homicide of children and adolescents in Mexico (1990-2013)International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice.  42:303-319. 2018
    2018 Injuries From Physical Abuse: National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence I-III.American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  54:129-132. 2018
    2018 Sextortion of Minors: Characteristics and Dynamics.Journal of Adolescent Health.  62:72-79. 2018
    2017 The State of Interventions for Sibling Conflict and Aggression: A Systematic Review.Trauma, Violence and Abuse.  18:396-406. 2017
    2017 Has Psychiatric Medication Reduced Crime and Delinquency?Trauma, Violence and Abuse.  18:339-347. 2017
    2017 Victimization by Siblings in Children with Disability or Weight Problems.Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  38:378-384. 2017
    2017 Family abduction in a national sample of US children.Child Abuse and Neglect.  67:403-407. 2017
    2017 Victimization and adversity among children experiencing war-related parental absence or deployment in a nationally representative US sample.Child Abuse and Neglect.  67:271-279. 2017
    2017 Victimizations of Mexican youth (12-17 years old): A 2014 national survey.Child Abuse and Neglect.  67:86-97. 2017
    2017 Effects of Poly-Victimization on Adolescent Social Support, Self-Concept, and Psychological Distress.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  32:755-780. 2017
    2016 A Behaviorally Specific, Empirical Alternative to Bullying: Aggravated Peer Victimization.Journal of Adolescent Health.  59:496-501. 2016
    2016 Children Exposed to Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations: Results From National Sample Surveys.JAMA Pediatrics.  170:e154493. 2016
    2016 Polyvictimization and Youth Violence Exposure Across Contexts.Journal of Adolescent Health.  58:208-214. 2016
    2016 At-School Victimization and Violence Exposure Assessed in a National Household Survey of Children and YouthJournal of School Violence.  15:67-90. 2016
    2016 On the incidence and prevalence of child maltreatment: a research agenda.Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health.  10:17. 2016
    2015 Dilemmas for international mobilization around child abuse and neglect.Child Abuse and Neglect.  50:1-8. 2015
    2015 A revised inventory of Adverse Childhood Experiences.Child Abuse and Neglect.  48:13-21. 2015
    2015 Beyond bullying: Aggravating elements of peer victimization episodes.School Psychology Quarterly.  30:366-384. 2015
    2015 Prevalence of Childhood Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: Results From the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence.JAMA Pediatrics.  169:746-754. 2015
    2015 Intervention Following Family Violence: Best Practices and Helpseeking Obstacles in a Nationally Representative Sample of Families With ChildrenPsychology of Violence.  5:325-336. 2015
    2015 A holistic approach to child maltreatment.The Lancet Psychiatry.  2:480-481. 2015
    2015 A meta-analysis of child physical abuse prevalence in China.Child Abuse and Neglect.  43:61-72. 2015
    2015 The burden of child maltreatment in China: a systematic review.Bulletin of the World Health Organization.  93:176-85C. 2015
    2015 A Typology of Offenders Who Use Online Communications to Commit Sex Crimes Against MinorsJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma.  24:319-337. 2015
    2014 Family dynamics and young children's sibling victimization.Journal of Family Psychology.  28:625-633. 2014
    2014 Sibling and peer victimization in childhood and adolescence.Child Abuse and Neglect.  38:1599-1606. 2014
    2014 Child maltreatment rates assessed in a national household survey of caregivers and youth.Child Abuse and Neglect.  38:1421-1435. 2014
    2014 The lifetime prevalence of child sexual abuse and sexual assault assessed in late adolescence.Journal of Adolescent Health.  55:329-333. 2014
    2014 Commentary: Cause for alarm? Youth and internet risk research--a commentary on Livingstone and Smith (2014).Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines.  55:655-658. 2014
    2014 Trends in children's exposure to violence, 2003 to 2011.JAMA Pediatrics.  168:540-546. 2014
    2014 Youth exposure to violence prevention programs in a national sample.Child Abuse and Neglect.  38:677-686. 2014
    2014 Violence, Crime, and Abuse Exposure in a National Sample of Children and Youth: An Update (vol 167, pg 614, 2013)JAMA Pediatrics.  168:286-286. 2014
    2014 Upset among youth in response to questions about exposure to violence, sexual assault and family maltreatment.Child Abuse and Neglect.  38:217-223. 2014
    2013 Are crimes by online predators different from crimes by sex offenders who know youth in-person?Journal of Adolescent Health.  53:736-741. 2013
    2013 Understanding the decline in unwanted online sexual solicitations for U.S. youth 2000-2010: findings from three Youth Internet Safety Surveys.Child Abuse and Neglect.  37:1225-1236. 2013
    2013 Explaining lower rates of sexual abuse in China.Child Abuse and Neglect.  37:852-860. 2013
    2013 Child sexual abuse in China: a meta-analysis of 27 studies.Child Abuse and Neglect.  37:613-622. 2013
    2013 Bullying vs. school violence: a response to Williams and Stelko-Pereira (2013).Child Abuse and Neglect.  37:608-609. 2013
    2013 Association of sibling aggression with child and adolescent mental health.Pediatrics.  132:79-84. 2013
    2013 Violence, crime, and abuse exposure in a national sample of children and youth: an update.JAMA Pediatrics.  167:614-621. 2013
    2013 Community disorder, victimization exposure, and mental health in a national sample of youth.Journal of Health and Social Behavior Journal of health and human behavior.  54:258-275. 2013
    2013 Family structure, victimization, and child mental health in a nationally representative sample.Social Science and Medicine.  87:39-51. 2013
    2013 Prevalence and correlates of sibling victimization types.Child Abuse and Neglect.  37:213-223. 2013
    2013 Improving the adverse childhood experiences study scale.JAMA Pediatrics.  167:70-75. 2013
    2013 Online Harassment in Context: Trends From Three Youth Internet Safety Surveys (2000, 2005, 2010)Psychology of Violence.  3:53-69. 2013
    2013 Perpetrator and victim gender patterns for 21 forms of youth victimization in the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence.Violence and Victims.  28:915-939. 2013
    2012 Recent victimization exposure and suicidal ideation in adolescents.Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.  166:1149-1154. 2012
    2012 Trends in child maltreatment.The Lancet.  379:2048-2049. 2012
    2012 Family context, victimization, and child trauma symptoms: variations in safe, stable, and nurturing relationships during early and middle childhood.American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.  82:209-219. 2012
    2012 Let's prevent peer victimization, not just bullying.Child Abuse and Neglect.  36:271-274. 2012
    2012 Teen Dating Violence: Co-Occurrence With Other Victimizations in the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV)Psychology of Violence.  2:111-124. 2012
    2012 Trends in youth internet victimization: findings from three youth internet safety surveys 2000-2010.Journal of Adolescent Health.  50:179-186. 2012
    2012 How often are teens arrested for sexting? Data from a national sample of police cases.Pediatrics.  129:4-12. 2012
    2012 Prevalence and characteristics of youth sexting: a national study.Pediatrics.  129:13-20. 2012
    2011 Disability and victimization in a national sample of children and youth.Child Maltreatment.  16:275-286. 2011
    2011 Arrests for child pornography production: data at two time points from a national sample of U.S. law enforcement agencies.Child Maltreatment.  16:184-195. 2011
    2011 Specifying type and location of peer victimization in a national sample of children and youth.Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  40:1052-1067. 2011
    2011 Child pornography possessors: trends in offender and case characteristics.Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment Annals of Sex Research.  23:22-42. 2011
    2011 Internet-facilitated commercial sexual exploitation of children: findings from a nationally representative sample of law enforcement agencies in the United States.Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment Annals of Sex Research.  23:43-71. 2011
    2011 Youth Internet victimization in a broader victimization context.Journal of Adolescent Health.  48:128-134. 2011
    2011 School, police, and medical authority involvement with children who have experienced victimization.Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.  165:9-15. 2011
    2010 The overlap of witnessing partner violence with child maltreatment and other victimizations in a nationally representative survey of youth.Child Abuse and Neglect.  34:734-741. 2010
    2010 Use of social networking sites in online sex crimes against minors: an examination of national incidence and means of utilization.Journal of Adolescent Health.  47:183-190. 2010
    2010 Disasters, victimization, and children's mental health.Child Development.  81:1040-1052. 2010
    2010 Infant victimization in a nationally representative sample.Pediatrics.  126:44-52. 2010
    2010 Child mental health problems as risk factors for victimization.Child Maltreatment.  15:132-143. 2010
    2010 Psychological distress as a risk factor for re-victimization in children.Child Abuse and Neglect.  34:235-243. 2010
    2010 Poly-victimization in a national sample of children and youth.American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  38:323-330. 2010
    2010 Trends in childhood violence and abuse exposure: evidence from 2 national surveys.Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.  164:238-242. 2010
    2010 Conceptualizing juvenile prostitution as child maltreatment: findings from the National Juvenile Prostitution Study.Child Maltreatment.  15:18-36. 2010
    2010 The effects of adolescent victimization on self-concept and depressive symptoms.Child Maltreatment.  15:76-90. 2010
    2010 Growth and change in undercover online child exploitation investigations, 2000-2006Policing and Society.  20:416-431. 2010
    2009 Associations between blocking, monitoring, and filtering software on the home computer and youth-reported unwanted exposure to sexual material online.Child Abuse and Neglect.  33:857-869. 2009
    2009 Index of problematic online experiences: item characteristics and correlation with negative symptomatology.Cyberpsychology and Behavior Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.  12:707-711. 2009
    2009 Pathways to poly-victimization.Child Maltreatment.  14:316-329. 2009
    2009 Violence, abuse, and crime exposure in a national sample of children and youth.Pediatrics.  124:1411-1423. 2009
    2009 Lifetime assessment of poly-victimization in a national sample of children and youth.Child Abuse and Neglect.  33:403-411. 2009
    2009 The developmental epidemiology of childhood victimization.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  24:711-731. 2009
    2009 Psychiatric diagnosis as a risk marker for victimization in a national sample of children.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  24:636-652. 2009
    2009 How protective are filtering and blocking programs against unwanted exposure to pornography and sexual solicitation on the internet?Child Abuse and Neglect.  33:857-869. 2009
    2009 The prevention of childhood sexual abuse.Future of Children.  19:169-194. 2009
    2008 The nature and dynamics of internet pornography exposure for youth.Cyberpsychology and Behavior Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.  11:691-693. 2008
    2008 Is talking online to unknown people always risky? Distinguishing online interaction styles in a national sample of youth Internet users.Cyberpsychology and Behavior Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.  11:340-343. 2008
    2008 Are blogs putting youth at risk for online sexual solicitation or harassment?Child Abuse and Neglect.  32:277-294. 2008
    2008 Online "predators" and their victims: myths, realities, and implications for prevention and treatment.American Psychologist.  63:111-128. 2008
    2008 Internet sex crimes against minorsFamily & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly.  1:25-44. 2008
    2008 Media exposure predicts children's reactions to crime and terrorism.Journal of Trauma and Dissociation.  9:225-248. 2008
    2007 Does online harassment constitute bullying? An exploration of online harassment by known peers and online-only contacts.Journal of Adolescent Health.  41:S51-S58. 2007
    2007 Juvenile delinquency and victimization: a theoretical typology.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  22:1581-1602. 2007
    2007 The relative importance of online victimization in understanding depression, delinquency, and substance use.Child Maltreatment.  12:314-324. 2007
    2007 Predictors of receiving counseling in a national sample of youth: the relative influence of symptoms, victimization exposure, parent-child conflict, and delinquencyJournal of Youth and Adolescence.  36:861-876. 2007
    2007 Prevention of sexual abuse through educational programs directed toward children.Pediatrics.  120:640-645. 2007
    2007 Current research knowledge about adolescent victimization via the Internet.Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews.  18:325-xi. 2007
    2007 Online requests for sexual pictures from youth: risk factors and incident characteristics.Journal of Adolescent Health.  41:196-203. 2007
    2007 Classification of adults with problematic internet experiences: linking internet and conventional problems from a clinical perspective.Cyberpsychology and Behavior Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.  10:381-392. 2007
    2007 Online mental health treatment: concerns and considerations.Cyberpsychology and Behavior Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.  10:453-459. 2007
    2007 Wanted and unwanted exposure to online pornography in a national sample of youth Internet users (vol 119, pg 247, 2007)Pediatrics.  119:1272-1272. 2007
    2007 Youth Internet users at risk for the most serious online sexual solicitations.American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  32:532-537. 2007
    2007 Multiple victimization experiences of urban elementary school students: associations with psychosocial functioning and academic performance.Child Abuse and Neglect.  31:503-515. 2007
    2007 Re-victimization patterns in a national longitudinal sample of children and youth.Child Abuse and Neglect.  31:479-502. 2007
    2007 Family structure variations in patterns and predictors of child victimization.American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.  77:282-295. 2007
    2007 Internet prevention messages: targeting the right online behaviors.Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.  161:138-145. 2007
    2007 Trends in youth reports of sexual solicitations, harassment and unwanted exposure to pornography on the Internet.Journal of Adolescent Health.  40:116-126. 2007
    2007 Unwanted and wanted exposure to online pornography in a national sample of youth Internet users.Pediatrics.  119:247-257. 2007
    2007 Hidden forms of victimization in elementary students involved in bullyingSchool Psychology Review.  36:345-360. 2007
    2007 Poly-victimization: a neglected component in child victimization.Child Abuse and Neglect.  31:7-26. 2007
    2007 Polyvictimization and trauma in a national longitudinal cohort.Development and Psychopathology.  19:149-166. 2007
    2007 Statutory sex crime relationships between juveniles and adults: A review of social scientific researchAggression and Violent Behavior.  12:300-314. 2007
    2006 Kid's stuff: the nature and impact of peer and sibling violence on younger and older children.Child Abuse and Neglect.  30:1401-1421. 2006
    2006 Examining characteristics and associated distress related to Internet harassment: findings from the Second Youth Internet Safety Survey.Pediatrics.  118:e1169-e1177. 2006
    2006 Child maltreatment trends in the 1990s: why does neglect differ from sexual and physical abuse?Child Maltreatment.  11:107-120. 2006
    2006 The effect of lifetime victimization on the mental health of children and adolescents.Social Science and Medicine.  62:13-27. 2006
    2006 Why have child maltreatment and child victimization declined?Journal of Social Issues.  62:685-716. 2006
    2005 Measuring poly-victimization using the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire.Child Abuse and Neglect.  29:1297-1312. 2005
    2005 Inventory of problematic Internet experiences encountered in clinical practiceProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice.  36:498-509. 2005
    2005 Police involvement in child protective services investigations: literature review and secondary data analysis.Child Maltreatment.  10:224-244. 2005
    2005 Police posing as juveniles online to catch sex offenders: is it working?Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment Annals of Sex Research.  17:241-267. 2005
    2005 Protecting youth online: family use of filtering and blocking software.Child Abuse and Neglect.  29:753-765. 2005
    2005 The victimization of children and youth: A comprehensive, national survey (vol 10, pg 5, 2005)Child Maltreatment.  10:207-207. 2005
    2005 The Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire: reliability, validity, and national norms.Child Abuse and Neglect.  29:383-412. 2005
    2005 The justice system for juvenile victims: a comprehensive model of case flow.Trauma, Violence and Abuse.  6:83-102. 2005
    2005 The internet and family and acquaintance sexual abuse.Child Maltreatment.  10:49-60. 2005
    2005 The victimization of children and youth: a comprehensive, national survey.Child Maltreatment.  10:5-25. 2005
    2004 Internet-initiated sex crimes against minors: implications for prevention based on findings from a national study.Journal of Adolescent Health.  35:424.e11-424.e20. 2004
    2004 Which juvenile crime victims get mental health treatment?Child Abuse and Neglect.  28:45-59. 2004
    2003 The legacy of the clergy abuse scandal.Child Abuse and Neglect.  27:1225-1229. 2003
    2003 The exposure of youth to unwanted sexual material on the Internet - A national survey of risk, impact, and preventionYouth and Society.  34:330-358. 2003
    2003 Escaping or connecting? Characteristics of youth who form close online relationships.Journal of Adolescence.  26:105-119. 2003
    2003 Putting together evidence on declining trends in sexual abuse: a complex puzzle.Child Abuse and Neglect.  27:133-135. 2003
    2003 Reporting assaults against juveniles to the police - Barriers and catalystsJournal of Interpersonal Violence.  18:103-128. 2003
    2003 Improving data systems about juvenile victimization in the United States.Child Abuse and Neglect.  27:77-102. 2003
    2002 Re: Response to David ChadwickChild Abuse and Neglect.  26:889-890. 2002
    2002 Close online relationships in a national sample of adolescents.Adolescence.  37:441-455. 2002
    2001 Sexual solicitation of youth on the Internet - ReplyJAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association.  286:1177-1177. 2001
    2001 Risk of crime victimization among youth exposed to domestic violenceJournal of Interpersonal Violence.  16:944-964. 2001
    2001 Why is sexual abuse declining? A survey of state child protection administrators.Child Abuse and Neglect.  25:1139-1158. 2001
    2001 Factors in the underreporting of crimes against juveniles.Child Maltreatment.  6:219-229. 2001
    2001 Risk factors for and impact of online sexual solicitation of youth.JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association.  285:3011-3014. 2001
    2001 Police reporting and professional help seeking for child crime victims: a review.Child Maltreatment.  6:17-30. 2001
    2000 The victimization of children: recommendations for assessment and instrument development.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  39:829-840. 2000
    1999 National call to action: Working toward the elimination of child maltreatment. The science.Child Abuse and Neglect.  23:969-974. 1999
    1999 Violent victimization of youth versus adults in the national crime victimization surveyJournal of Interpersonal Violence.  14:799-820. 1999
    1998 Improving research, policy, and practice to understand child sexual abuse.JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association.  280:1864-1865. 1998
    1998 A comparison of the responses of preadolescents and adolescents in a national victimization surveyJournal of Interpersonal Violence.  13:362-382. 1998
    1998 Psychopathology associated with sexual abuse: A reply to Nash, Neimeyer, Hulsey, and Lambert (1998)Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.  66:572-573. 1998
    1998 Identification of child maltreatment with the Parent-Child Conflict Tactics Scales: development and psychometric data for a national sample of American parents.Child Abuse and Neglect.  22:249-270. 1998
    1997 Risk factors for family abduction: Demographic and family interaction characteristicsJournal of Family Violence.  12:333-348. 1997
    1997 Sexually abused children in a national survey of parents: methodological issues.Child Abuse and Neglect.  21:1-9. 1997
    1996 Is youth victimization related to trauma symptoms and depression after controlling for prior symptoms and family relationships? A longitudinal, prospective study.Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.  64:1406-1416. 1996
    1996 Family abduction outcomes - Factors associated with duration and emotional trauma to childrenYouth and Society.  28:109-130. 1996
    1996 New categories of missing children: injured, lost, delinquent, and victims of caregiver mix-ups.Child Welfare.  75:291-310. 1996
    1996 Corporal punishment as a stressor among youthJournal of Marriage and Family.  58:155-166. 1996
    1996 Risk factors for youth victimization: beyond a lifestyles/routine activities theory approach.Violence and Victims.  11:3-19. 1996
    1995 Nonsexual assaults to the genitals in the youth population.JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association.  274:1692-1697. 1995
    1995 Prior victimization: a risk factor for child sexual abuse and for PTSD-related symptomatology among sexually abused youth.Child Abuse and Neglect.  19:1401-1421. 1995
    1995 Victimization prevention programs for children: a follow-up.American Journal of Public Health.  85:1684-1689. 1995
    1995 WHAT WORKS FOR CHILDREN IN RESISTING ASSAULTSJournal of Interpersonal Violence.  10:402-418. 1995
    1995 Research on the treatment of sexually abused children: a review and recommendations.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  34:1408-1423. 1995
    1995 PATERNAL CAREGIVING AND INCEST - REPLYAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry.  65:586-586. 1995
    1995 Psychosocial sequelae of violent victimization in a national youth sample.Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.  63:726-736. 1995
    1995 VARIETIES OF NONFAMILY ABDUCTION OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTSCriminal Justice and Behavior.  22:215-232. 1995
    1995 POLICE RESPONSE TO FAMILY ABDUCTION EPISODESCrime and Delinquency.  41:205-218. 1995
    1995 The victimization of children: a developmental perspective.American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.  65:177-193. 1995
    1995 The effectiveness of victimization prevention instruction: an evaluation of children's responses to actual threats and assaults.Child Abuse and Neglect.  19:141-153. 1995
    1995 Victimization prevention programs: a national survey of children's exposure and reactions.Child Abuse and Neglect.  19:129-139. 1995
    1995 ATTEMPTED NON-FAMILY ABDUCTIONSChild Welfare.  74:941-955. 1995
    1995 Paternal caregiving and incest: test of a biosocial model.American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.  65:101-113. 1995
    1994 SEXUAL ABUSE AND SEXUAL HEALTH IN CHILDREN - NEW DILEMMAS FOR THE PEDIATRICIANSwiss Medical Weekly Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift.  124:2320-2330. 1994
    1994 [Sex abuse and sexual health in children: current dilemmas for the pediatrician].Swiss Medical Weekly Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift.  124:2320-2330. 1994
    1994 CHILDREN AND VIOLENCE - REISS,D, RICHTERS,J, RADKEYARROW,M, SCHARFF,DChild Abuse and Neglect.  18:892-893. 1994
    1994 CHILDREN AS VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE - A NATIONAL SURVEYPediatrics.  94:413-420. 1994
    1994 Children as victims of violence: a national survey.Pediatrics.  94:413-420. 1994
    1994 How does receiving information about sexual abuse influence boys' perceptions of their risk?Child Abuse and Neglect.  18:557-568. 1994
    1994 Current information on the scope and nature of child sexual abuse.Future of Children.  4:31-53. 1994
    1994 The international epidemiology of child sexual abuse.Child Abuse and Neglect.  18:409-417. 1994
    1994 Victimization of children.American Psychologist.  49:173-183. 1994
    1993 Epidemiological factors in the clinical identification of child sexual abuse.Child Abuse and Neglect.  17:67-70. 1993
    1993 Impact of sexual abuse on children: a review and synthesis of recent empirical studies.Psychological Bulletin.  113:164-180. 1993
    1991 Flexible reporting options for skilled child abuse professionals.Child Abuse and Neglect.  15:335-341. 1991
    1991 The lazy revolutionary's guide to the prospects for reforming child welfare.Child Abuse and Neglect.  15 Suppl 1:17-23. 1991
    1990 EARLY AND LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE - AN UPDATEProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice.  21:325-330. 1990
    1990 Sexual abuse in a national survey of adult men and women: prevalence, characteristics, and risk factors.Child Abuse and Neglect.  14:19-28. 1990
    1989 Causes of elder abuse: caregiver stress versus problem relatives.American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.  59:179-187. 1989
    1988 The prevalence of elder abuse: a random sample survey.The Gerontologist.  28:51-57. 1988
    1988 An epidemiologic approach to the study of child molestation.Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Annals of The Lyceum of Natural History of New York.  528:64-78. 1988
    1988 Child abuse as an international issue.Child Abuse and Neglect.  12:3-23. 1988
    1987 SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDRENPsychology Today.  21:6-6. 1987
    1987 THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN - CURRENT RESEARCH REVIEWEDPsychiatric Annals.  17:233-&. 1987
    1986 Impact of child sexual abuse: a review of the research.Psychological Bulletin.  99:66-77. 1986
    1985 The traumatic impact of child sexual abuse: a conceptualization.American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.  55:530-541. 1985
    1985 Explanations of pedophilia: review of empirical research.Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.  13:17-37. 1985
    1984 How widespread is child sexual abuse?Children Today.  13:18-20. 1984
    1984 CHILD-ABUSE IN STEPFAMILIESFamily Relations.  33:407-413. 1984
    1984 Sexual abuse in the National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect: an appraisal.Child Abuse and Neglect.  8:23-32. 1984
    1983 Removing the child--prosecuting the offender in cases of sexual abuse: evidence from the national reporting system for child abuse and neglect.Child Abuse and Neglect.  7:195-205. 1983
    1983 THE SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION OF CHILDREN - DEYOUNG,MAggressive Behavior.  9:270-272. 1983
    1982 FORCED SEX IN MARRIAGE - A PRELIMINARY RESEARCH REPORTCrime and Delinquency.  28:459-478. 1982
    1982 Sexual abuse: a sociological perspective.Child Abuse and Neglect.  6:95-102. 1982
    1980 Sex among siblings: a survey on prevalence, variety, and effects.Archives of Sexual Behavior.  9:171-194. 1980
    1980 INCESTUOUS ARGUMENTPsychology Today.  14:7-7. 1980
    1979 What's wrong with sex between adults and children? Ethics and the problem of sexual abuse.American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.  49:692-697. 1979
    1978 FAMILY, SOCIETY AND INDIVIDUAL - KEPHART,WNJournal of Marriage and Family.  40:645-645. 1978
    1978 PSYCHOLOGICAL, CULTURAL AND FAMILY FACTORS IN INCEST AND FAMILY SEXUAL ABUSEJournal of Marriage and Family Counseling.  4:41-49. 1978
    1977 INSIDE FAMILY - TOWARD A THEORY OF FAMILY PROCESS - KANTOR,D AND LEHR,WJournal of Marriage and Family.  39:423-427. 1977
    1976 REFLECTIONS ON MY TEACHING STYLEJournal of Thought.  11:23-33. 1976


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    2014 Program Evaluation and Family Violence Research 2014
    2008 Childhood Victimization : Violence, Crime, and Abuse in the Lives of Young People Violence, Crime, and Abuse in the Lives of Young People 2008

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  • Fourth National Incidence Study of Missing, Abducted, Runaway & Thrownaway Children (NISMART-4)  awarded by Westat 2017 - 2020
  • NatSCEV4  awarded by Westat 2017 - 2019
  • Evaluation of Monique Burr Child Safety Program in Florida Schools  awarded by University of Florida 2018 - 2019
  • Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan Fellowship  awarded by Haruv University 2017 - 2018
  • Evaluation of Monique Burr Child Safety Program in Florida Schools  awarded by Monique Burr Foundation 2016 - 2018
  • Thorn Article Writing  awarded by Thorn Foundation 2016 - 2017
  • Facebook Visit  awarded by Facebook 2017
  • Supplemental Analysis of the National Surveys of Children's Exposure to Violence  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 2015 - 2016
  • Third National Incidence Study of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Thrownaway Children  awarded by Westat 2010 - 2016
  • Online Survey of Sextortion Victims  awarded by Thorn Foundation 2016
  • A National Profile of Children Exposed to Family Violence: Police Response, Family Response, and Individual Impact  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 2011 - 2014
  • ICAC Task Force Hosting  awarded by Fox Valley Technical College 2012 - 2013
  • Ethical Issues in Child Maltreatment Methodology  awarded by UBS Optimus Foundation 2011 - 2013
  • Studies With Unusually Low Rates of Sexual Abuse  awarded by UBS Optimus Foundation 2012 - 2013
  • Fox Valley Hosting  awarded by Fox Valley Technical College 2011 - 2012
  • Study of Scope, Investigation and Prosecution of Technology Facilitaed Child Exploitation Crimes: The 3rd National Juvenile Online Victimization Study  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 2009 - 2012
  • Crimes Against Children Research Center  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 2005 - 2011
  • ICAC Hosting 2011  awarded by Fox Valley Technical College 2011
  • ICAC Task Force Renewal  awarded by Fox Valley Technical College 2010 - 2011
  • Internet Crimes against Children Task Force Hosting  awarded by Fox Valley Technical College 2009 - 2010
  • State Wide Children Advocacy Center Initiative  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 2006 - 2009
  • Crimes Against Children Research Center Phase 6  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 2003 - 2009
  • ICAC  awarded by Fox Valley Technical College 2006 - 2009
  • National Child Protection Training  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 2005 - 2008
  • Youth Internet Safety Survey  awarded by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 2004 - 2006
  • Hosting ICAC  awarded by Fox Valley Technical College 2005 - 2006
  • Crimes Against Children Research Center Phase 5  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 2001 - 2005
  • Crimes Against Children  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 1999 - 2005
  • Internet Crimes Against Children Training  awarded by Fox Valley Technical College 2005
  • Internet Crimes Against Children Host Support  awarded by Fox Valley Technical College 2003 - 2005
  • 2003 8th International Family Violence Research Conference  awarded by Sam Houston State University 2002 - 2003
  • 2002 Conference Support  awarded by Sam Houston State University 2001 - 2002
  • Crimes Against Children Research Center Phase 4  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 2000 - 2002
  • Victimization of Children & Youth: International Res Conf  awarded by US DHHS, Centers for Disease Control 2000 - 2002
  • Crimes Against Children  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 1998 - 2002
  • Study of Missing, Abducted, & Runaway Children  awarded by Temple University 1994 - 2002
  • Juvenile Online Victimization Study  awarded by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 2000 - 2001
  • 7th International Family Violence Research Conference  awarded by US DHHS, Centers for Disease Control 1999 - 2001
  • Family Violence Research Conference  awarded by US DHHS, Centers for Disease Control 1998 - 1999
  • Youth Internet Survey  awarded by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1998 - 1999
  • Center for Research on Crimes against Children  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 1997 - 1999
  • Planning for Assault Prevention Programs  awarded by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1997 - 1998
  • Program Evaluation & Family Violence Research  awarded by Packard (David & Lucile) Foundation 1997 - 1998
  • Careers of Children Exposed to Violence  awarded by University of South Carolina 1996 - 1998
  • Growing Up Scared: Crime, Violence & Abuse in Lives of Youth  awarded by Boy Scouts of America 1994 - 1996
  • Stranger Abduction of Children: Children's Experiences  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 1993 - 1994
  • National Youth Victimization Prevention Follow-up Study  awarded by Boy Scouts of America 1992 - 1993
  • Non-Family Abduction & Otherwise Missing Children  awarded by US DOJ, Department of Justice 1991 - 1993
  • Sexually Abused Boys 20 Years Later  awarded by Miscellaneous Business & Industry 1991 - 1993
  • The Effect of Poly-victimization on Delinquency in a National Sample  awarded by Duke (Doris) Charitable Foundation
  • Teaching Activities

  • Juvenile Crime and Delinquency Taught course 2018
  • Juvenile Crime and Delinquency Taught course 2018
  • Juvenile Crime and Delinquency Taught course 2017
  • Juvenile Crime and Delinquency Taught course 2017
  • Juvenile Crime and Delinquency Taught course 2016
  • Juvenile Crime and Delinquency Taught course 2016
  • Childhood and Social Policy Taught course 2015
  • Juvenile Crime and Delinquency Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Social Sciences, Harvard University
  • M.Ed. Sociology, Harvard University
  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of New Hampshire
  • Full Name

  • David Finkelhor