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Narratives, identity, and cases of non-recent child sexual abuse in football

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In 2016, Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in football was brought into public consciousness when ex-professional footballer Andy Woodward waived his right to anonymity by speaking out about the abuse he suffered as a child at Crewe Alexandra Football Club. Woodward broke the silence that had long plagued the sport, resulting in a surge of disclosures of non-recent CSA across numerous grass-roots and professional football teams across the UK. Through drawing upon twenty-one interviews with victims, vi...

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Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Centre for Criminology
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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ORCID:
0000-0002-4527-4289
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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