In episode 3, Alexa and Alissa interview Dr. Karen Terry about her research on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Karen J. Terry is a Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She holds a doctorate in Criminology from Cambridge University. Her primary research interest is sexual offending and victimization and sex offender policy. Her current research focus is on abuse of children in an institutional setting, and she was the principal investigator for two studies on sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests in the United States.
The interview delves into multiple topics related to sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests including how the two studies were designed, the major findings of both studies, and a discussion of situational crime prevention strategies that can aid in the prevention of sexual abuse.
For a transcript of Understanding Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church, please click here.
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