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Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Those Who Investigate Sexual Crimes  

Author:  Michael L.  Bourke, Ph.D..; Sarah W.  Craun, Ph.D..

Source: Volume 14, Number 05, August/September 2013 , pp.65-68(4)

Sex Offender Law Report

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A review of what is currently known about secondary traumatic stress in sexual crime investigators (also referred to as compassion fatigue), with a special focus on those who investigate Internet sexual crimes, current empirical findings, and proposed direction for an informed research agenda.

Keywords: child sexual exploitation; coping mechanisms; social support; family; sleep; burnout

Affiliations:  1: U.S. Marshals Service; 2: U.S. Marshals Service.

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