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Australian feminist law journal: Interdisciplinary feminist perspectives on crimes of clerical child sexual abuse

This special issue addresses international interdisciplinary perspectives on different aspects of crimes of clerical child sexual abuse. Despite almost three decades of related public inquiries and high profile courts cases internationally, scholarly understandings of clerical child sexual abuse remain underdeveloped and under-theorised. Following issues raised at a 2013 Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences workshop held at LaTrobe University, on Religion and Sexual Politics in Postsecular Australia, the Australian Feminist Law Journal invites scholars from a range of disciplines including (but not limited to) law, criminology, history, gender studies, theology and psychology to submit papers engaging with the ways in which crimes of clerical child sexual abuse have been understood and responded to by law, the justice system, religious organisations, and state representatives, over time.

Submission deadline April 30, 2015.

Updated:  7 November, 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute