Cycle of Sexual Abuse: Research Inconclusive About Whether Child Victims Become Adult Abusers

GGD-96-178 Published: Sep 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1996.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed research studies regarding the cycle of sexual abuse, focusing on the likelihood that individuals who are victims of sexual abuse as children will become sexual abusers of children in adulthood.

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