Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Received Date: May 30, 2016; Accepted Date: June 06, 2016; Published Date: June 13, 2016
Citation: Iqbal U (2016) Book Review ‘Sexual Abused Victim’ (Malay Version). Social Crimonol 4:138. doi:10.4172/2375-4435.1000138
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Written by Nor Shafrin Ahmad, this book provides exposure to the public about cases of sexual abuse, especially for individuals who are involved in handling the case. The experience and observations of the author towards the victims of sexual abuse wrought in this book with the hope that the reader can identify and understand the various symptoms suffered by the victim. This book contains twelve chapters that take the reader to understand the issues of sexual abuse, the chronology of the case, the purpose or the rate of sexual abuse, a model that explains the condition of the victim, the victim and the abuser, the impact of sexual abuse on victims, the style of action used by the victim as well as a guide to help them. Much more interesting is the impact of sexual abuse suffered by the victim discussed in detail simple and common example of case. Through this book will help people to identify victims of sexual abuse in the early stages of the incident. These advantages not only can avoid prolonged psychological suffering among victims, even as the start immediate action to save victims of physical injury, mental and emotional disorders.
This book is the result of three years of the author’s study. Ingredients shared the concern of the readings, interviews and observations together victims of child sexual abuse. Awareness to write this book arises when available issue of child sexual abuse is rampant. Every day people were shocked by the news that the child was found missing or murdered after being raped or sodomized. It is sad that this happened to children who do not understand anything about sexual issues. What happens this causes loss of potential future generation that will shape the country’s future. In terms of the limitations of this book that is seen by me, this book is focused on the victims of sexual abuse who are not in a state of severe trauma, ie they are able to cooperate in the study. Interviews with victims also are in place for protecting the subject from being disturbed emotional excesses. The author also has no family relationship with the victims of the cause they may not tell their whole experiences.
Look at the impact suffered by child victims of sexual abuse, the author has written the book aims to provide guidance to all those involved with the victims, namely the parents, educators, officials involved in managing cases of sexual abuse and all members of society. This is to help readers identify the early signs of sexual abuse cases in order to avoid the incident occurred continuously for a long time. Through detailed explanations are expected to provide meaningful information to the reader to identify victims of sexual abuse and can help them in a timely manner. Also included basic knowledge about sexual abuse victims, this book also provides guidance about further help should be given to the victim. Victims need to be helped psychologically so that they are able to handle the incident and develop immunity. Only through appropriate and prompt assistance and support of all parties is the only suffering of the victim can be alleviated.
The author hopes that this book can be harnessed and used as a guide for all readers, regardless of their role and their involvement in addressing this issue. Considering the issue of sexual abuse is a global issue, and concerns as well as the partnership of all parties to address are required. Sexual abuse occurs since time immemorial and it is a global problem that occurs around the world. Sexual abuse is said to occur since ancient Roman times. At this age, boys were castrated to serve as sexual partners to the rich Romans. Several centuries later, around 1862, children in Europe are still exploited through the sale of their pornographic photography with other children, adults and animals. Although sexual abuse was rampant, the problem is still underestimated and considered a common problem for children. In the United States, the problem of abuse and neglect of children was first detected in 1962. Through Henry Kempe report, the problem of abuse began to be issues and questions that got the attention of several parties. Only after 15 years later, in 1977, the widespread abuse of the abuse became the focus after the abuse occurred in extreme and widespread.
Rising statistics on the number of abuse cases each year create
awareness among the public and professionals that step and swift
action to address these issues need to be addressed immediately. If it
is resting the negative effects of trauma to the victim failed to allow
them to function effectively in society. The situation is also directly
harm the country because of the loss of individual potential and allows
an increase in social problems. In fact, the incidence of sexual abuse
will also give more psychological than physical impact on the victims.
Girls are more often sexually abused while boys are often overlooked.
Although there are cases of sexual abuse of men, the number of cases is
small compared to female victims of sexual abuse.