مقالات - Khawla Abu Baker Marwan Dwairy

Cultural norms versus state law in treating incest: a suggested model for Arab families

Cultural norms versus state law in treating incest: a suggested model for Arab families

This article examines problems of intervention in sexual abuse cases among collective societies and offers a culturally sensitive model of intervention. Method: The manuscript is based on cross-cultural literature and clinical cases within the Palestinian community in Israel. Results: Unlike Western societies in which the state takes responsibility for the needs of its citizens and has laws that aim to protect victims of sexual abuse and to punish the perpetrators, in many collective societies people live in interdependence with their families. The family, rather than the state, is the main provider and protector. Entòrcing the laws against sexual perpetrators, typically, threatens the

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