February 25, 1988

The use of theories about the etiology of incest as guidelines for legal and therapeutic interventions

Abstract: "Explanations for the etiology of incest can be grouped into four general categories. Although some authors believe that one of the explanations is persuasive for most or all cases of incest, it appears that there is empirical and case report support for all four explanations. In this paper, it is suggested that assessing which of the four explanations best characterizes a particular incestuous family will provide valuable guidelines for determining the most appropriate legal and therapeutic interventions for that family."
Jeffrey J. Haugaard
Behavioral Sciences & the Law, Vol. 6, No. 2
Date Added November 14, 2016
Date Modifed October 17, 2017
Collection UVA scholarship on sexual violence, 1974-

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