MEDIA ADVISORY:Child Abuse
Expert Available To Discuss Michael Jackson Trial
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
June 7, 2005
David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes against Children Research
Center at the University of New Hampshire and a nationally recognized
expert who has published extensively in the field of child abuse
prevention and treatment, is available to talk about the Michael
Jackson child molestation trial both while the jury deliberates
and after a verdict is reached.
Dr. Finkelhor 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 child sexual abuse, and
for developing some of the earliest estimates about the prevalence
and characteristics of child sexual abuse. He is the author or editor
of 10 books including Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse (Sage,
1986), Nursery Crimes: Sexual Abuse in Day Care (Sage, 1988),
and Sexually Abused Children (Free Press, 1999).
In his recent work, he has tried to unify and integrate knowledge
about all the diverse forms of child victimization in a field he
has termed Developmental Victimology, a field devoted to understanding
how the nature and impact of crime and violence change for children
as they progress across the stages of childhood.
He has served on the Youth Protection Advisory Board for the Boy
Scouts of America and Cardinal Bernard Law’s Commission for
the Protection of Children.
Finkelhor can be reached at (603) 862-2761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.