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Incest

  • Judith V. Becker
  • Emily M. Coleman

Abstract

The definition and societal perspective of incest varies from culture to culture. Most cultures, however, do prohibit sexual relations and marriage between nuclear family members, such as between fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, or brothers and sisters. Some cultures encourage sexual intimacy between family members and do not consider it incest. For those readers interested in further information about cultural attitudes toward incest, Robin Fox’s The Red Lamp of Incest (1980) offers an excellent discussion of the topic.

Keywords

Sexual Abuse Child Sexual Abuse Family Therapy Child Molester False Accusation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith V. Becker
    • 1
    • 2
  • Emily M. Coleman
    • 3
  1. 1.Sexual Behavior Clinic of the New York State Psychiatric InstituteNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry of the College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Sex Offender ProgramThe Franklin County Mental Health CenterFranklin CountyUSA

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