In 2016, Palgrave Macmillan published Domestic Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Protection, Prevention and Intervention, co-edited by Sarah Hilder and Vanessa Bettinson from the SVDV research network.

Click here for Book Flyer – Domestic Violence 2016 (PDF)

This book is an edited collection emerging from the IDVC conference held at DMU in 2013, including contributions by:

  • Dr Ronagh McQuigg
  • Professor Mandy Burton
  • Vanessa Bettinson
  • Dr Charlotte Bishop
  • Di Turgoose
  • Luke Martin
  • Dr Fae Garland and Professor Jo Little
  • Dr Christopher Crowther-Dowey, Dr Terry Gillespie and Kristan Hopkins
  • Sarah Hilder and Caroline Freeman
  • Dr Amanda Robinson and Dr Joanne Payton
  • Dr Lisa Oakley and Dr Kathryn Kinmond
  • Gudrun Burnet
  • Dr Rebecca Barnes and Professor Catherine Donovan



Child Sexual Abuse and the Media: from false memory to global memory (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

Professor Jason Lee DPhil SFHEA. Head of the Leicester Media School

This is the first book exploring child sexual abuse within global religious and media organisations, moving beyond the limitations of binary discourse. Termed here the dual narrative, on the one hand there is the view that everyone is a potential paedophile and on the other there is the notion there is a witch-hunt falsely accusing people. We begin by a re-examination of historic claims of satanic ritual abuse and move on to investigate global celebrity culture. The global religious context is covered, followed by an analysis of technology. The internal report into the BBC and the UK’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse are examined, plus recent claims of satanic child sexual abuse. What is revealed is how child sexploitation is at the heart of the establishment maintaining power, driven by constructions of gender. It is shown how memory is selective involving stories we tell ourselves to confirm identities.