Episode 2: Into the Weeds: Measuring Silence

“It depends…”

Thisi is the language that research often use when people ask them questions about sources of data.

This is because the findings we obtain in our research depend on how we ask questions, when we ask questions, who asks the questions, etc. There are also different methods for obtaining data and just because two data sources provide different data doesn’t mean that either is incorrect. It depends…

In episode 2, Into the Weeds: Measuring Silence, Alexa and Alissa talk about the major sources of counting sexual crimes that occur in the United States. The compare two major data sources and discuss some of the benefits and shortfalls of each.

In this episode we utilize data from the following sources (each bullet point is hyperlinked):

An additional resource we did not use in the episode related to child neglect, abuse and maltreatment is the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS).

For a transcript of Into the Weeds: Measuring Silence, please click here.

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Episode 4: The Many Reasons Why Beyond Fear: The Sex Crimes Podcast

In Episode 4: The Many Reasons Why, Alexa and Alissa breakdown some of the various reasons why people commit acts of child sexual abuse and rape. It might come as a surprise, but there is not one reason why these kinds of offenses happen. In order to prevent future sex crimes from happening and to ensure that people who do sexually offend get the help they need, it is crucial that we understand the factors that lead to offending behavior in the first place.In this episode, we bust some myths about sexual offending and provide some insight into the complex nature of sexual offending. We discuss paraphilias, cognitive distortions, grooming behavior, opportunities, adverse childhood experiences, and rape myths, among other factors.This might be a difficult episode to listen to, as we talk about these factors in an open and non-judgemental way. We recognize how hard this can be and suggest listening with care. It is okay to listen in short chunks, listen with friend, or tune out completely.For a transcript of The Many Reasons Why, please click here.Follow us on Facebook at Beyond Fear: The Sex Crimes Podcast, on Instagram @beyondfearpodcast, and on Twitter @fearcrimesFor a direct download of Episode 4: The Many Reasons Why, click here.
  1. Episode 4: The Many Reasons Why
  2. Episode 3: Understanding Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church
  3. Episode 2: Into the Weeds: Measuring Silence
  4. Episode 1: Ride or Die

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