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
IPSOS 2017 Global views on Religion
Survey of more than 17,000 16 to 64 year-olds in 23 countries on their attitudes to religion and its impact on their lives and society