Findings from a Preliminary Review of Child Sacrifice Cases in Kyampisi Uganda
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
The authors reported on a review of child sacrifice cases in Kyampisi, Uganda. A constant comparative review method was used to examine a small convenient sample of cases. Analysis included using memo writing and low-inference coding to capture primary themes with input from an FBI behavioral analyst and a follow-up interview with the executive director of Kyampisi Childcare Ministries (KCM). The authors identified broad categories informed by input from the FBI behavioral analyst. The categories included child and family demographics, crime details, offender demographics, and recovery efforts. The research uncovered Child sacrifice is real and needs to be stopped. Emerging patterns in the cases were apparent. Child sacrifice should be considered different from random criminal acts. Efforts to seek justice were time consuming and the outcomes were usually discouraging. Child sacrifice practices should be considered different from random criminal acts. Multi-systemic efforts are the only possible way of reducing the number of child sacrifice cases in the region.
Child, sacrifice, Uganda, case, review
Silver, Lindsey; Sewakiryanga, Peter; and Sherr, Michael E., "Findings from a Preliminary Review of Child Sacrifice Cases in Kyampisi Uganda" (2021). Social Work Faculty Publications. 86.