Clerical sexual misconduct involving adults within the Roman Catholic Church

de Weger, Stephen E. (2016) Clerical sexual misconduct involving adults within the Roman Catholic Church. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis was an exploratory study into clerical sexual misconduct within the Roman Catholic Church. It sought to describe the experiences of women and men who, as adults, had experienced this form of professional misconduct. The findings were that clerical sexual misconduct involving adults is an unacknowledged, misinterpreted and harmful event, one involving the abuse of power and which leaves lifelong scars. Contrary to common thinking, these events were not affairs between equals, but violations of professional and religious duty. Survivors are seeking transparent and genuine acknowledgment of this reality in order for their lives to fully heal.

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ID Code: 96038
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Death, Jodi & Dragiewicz, Molly
Keywords: Clerical sexual misconduct, Clerical sexual abuse, Professional sexual misconduct, Vulnerable adult, Abuse of power, Roman Catholic Church, Sexual grooming of adults, Sexual consent, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to C
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 01 Jul 2016 00:02
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016 06:33

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