The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the Unites States 1950-2010

This report outlines the results of an empirically based study of the causes and context of the phenomenon of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests in the United States between 1950 and 2010. This study sought to understand why the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests occurred as it did by integrating research from sociocultural, psychological, situational, and organi- zational perspectives.

  • Language: English
  • Released: May 2011
  • Source(s): John Jay College of Criminal Justice, US Conference of Catholic Bishops
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