Source: (2000) Paper presented at the Just Peace? Peace Making and Peace Building for the New Millennium conference, held in Auckland, New Zealand, 24-28 April. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University, School of Social and Cultural Studies, Centre for Justice and Peace Development.

The dynamics of child sex abuse for its victims are complex and often contradictory. Some have theorized that “Stockholm Syndromeâ€? can occur with victims of abuse. Stockholm Syndrome refers to the strange and contradictory relationship and identification that can develop on the part of hostages with their captors. In this paper, Shirley Julich investigates this syndrome and the complexity of recovery from abuse to assist practitioners of restorative justice in their preparation for and facilitation of restorative justice conferences involving adult victims of child sex abuse and their abusers.


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