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Kobiety wykorzystujące seksualnie dzieci. Geneza i możliwości resocjalizacji


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Women sexually abusing children. The genesis and possibilities of the rehabilitation

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Celem niniejszego opracowania jest omówienie genezy zjawiska wykorzystywania seksualnego dzieci, którego sprawczyniami są kobiety oraz wskazanie na tym tle możliwości oddziaływań terapeutycznych i resocjalizacyjnych podejmowanych wobec tej kategorii sprawczyń. Takie ujęcie problemu wymaga wstępnej analizy etiologicznej i fenomenologicznej bowiem można sądzić, że w odniesieniu do kobiet znaczącą rolę odgrywać będą inne czynniki lub ich konfiguracje aniżeli w przypadku mężczyzn. Geneza zjawiska została przedstawiona na podstawie dwóch koncepcji. Pierwszą jest koncepcja Warda i Keenana Implicit Theory, która koncentruje się na wyjaśnieniu roli wypaczeń w myśleniu sprawców seksualnego wykorzystywania. Drugą koncepcją jest Pathways Model of Child Sexual Offending autorstwa Warda i Siegerta. Przedstawiony w tej koncepcji model ścieżek, stanowi nie tylko komplementarne wyjaśnienie genezy wykorzystywania seksualnego, ale zawiera także wskazania resocjalizacyjne. Opracowanie kończą sugestie dotyczące możliwości oddziaływań resocjalizacyjno-terapeutycznych wobec tej kategorii sprawczyń opierające się na działaniach i doświadczeniach LFF czyli Lucy Faithfull Faundation w Wielkiej Brytanii.
Discussing the genesis of the phenomenon of the sexual abuse of children is a purpose of this study, of which women are perpetrators and on this background showing the possibility influences of therapeutic and rehabilitation perpetrators taken towards this category. Because such including the problem requires the etiologic and phenomenological preparatory analysis it is possible to think that with reference to women other factors or their configurations will be playing the major part than in case of men. The genesis of the phenomenon was described based on two concepts. A concept of Ward and Keenan of Implicit Theory which is concentrating on the clarification of the role of perversions is first in the thinking of perpetrators of the sexual exploitation. Pathways Model of Child Sexual Offending is the second concept of the authorship of Ward and Siegert. Model presented in this concept of paths, not only complementary explaining the genesis of the sexual abuse constitutes but contains also rehabilitation recommendations. The suggestions concerning the possibility of influences are finishing the study of therapeutic and rehabilitation towards this category of perpetrators based on action and LFF experience i.e. Foundation Lucy Faithfull in Great Britain.





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  • Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu


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