Prior to and during the course of the Royal Commission a range of research has been published dealing with child sexual abuse, its causes and impacts, within the Catholic Church.
To follow is a selection of this research.
Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church:
An Interpretive Review of the Literature and Public Inquiry Reports
The nature and scope of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests and deacons in the United States 1950-2002
A research study conducted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice