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David Finkelhor

David Finkelhor, prof., PhD, is director of Crimes against Children Research Center, codirector of the Family Research Laboratory and professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire. He has been studying the problems of child victimization, child maltreatment and family violence since 1977. He is well known for his conceptual and empirical work on the problem of child sexual abuse. He has also written about child homicide, missing and abducted children, children exposed to domestic and peer violence, and other forms of family violence. In his recent work, he has tried to unify and integrate knowledge about all diverse forms of child victimization in a field he has termed developmental victimology. He is editor and author of 11 books and more than 200 journal articles and book chapters.