Tackling child abuse

david Finkelhor and Donald Palmer

Strategies for preventing child abuse

Professor David Finkelhor

In this talk, I will argue that the best avenue for prevention proceeds through building alliances with school systems and primary medical care providers, and also combining programming with advocates for a variety of other social problems.

David Finkelhor is the Director of the Crimes against Children Research Center, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory and Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire. He has been studying the problems of child victimisation, child maltreatment and family violence since 1977.

Toward an organisation theory analysis of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts

Professor Donald Palmer

This talk represents a preliminary attempt to tap existing sociological and management theory and research on misconduct in and by organisations to develop a deeper understanding of the factors that facilitate the perpetration, impeded the detection, and undermine the response to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.

Donald Palmer holds a PhD in Sociology from Stony Brook University and is Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis. He was the editor of Administrative Science Quarterly from 2003 to 2008. He is the author of Normal Organizational Wrongdoing (Oxford University Press, 2012), which won the 2013 Academy of Management (AOM) Social Issues in Management Division best book award and was a finalist for 2013 AOM All-Academy best book award. He is also co-editor of Organizational Wrongdoing: Key Perspectives and New Directions (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

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