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The Victimization of Children : Emerging Issues - Janet Mullings

The Victimization of Children

Emerging Issues

Paperback Published: 30th August 2004
ISBN: 9780789024077
Number Of Pages: 356

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Explore current social developments, issues, and controversies concerning young victims
The Victimization of Children: Emerging Issues keeps students and practitioners working with young victims on the cutting edge of the latest research developments regarding crimes against children. Leading experts from the legal, medical, and sociological communities explore some of the most urgent issues involving child victims. Researchers and practitioners in victim services, social work, mental health, public health, and criminal justice will all benefit from this useful resource.
While numerous books have been written on the topic of child abuse and neglect, few delve into the more contemporary issues and problems. The Victimization of Children fills a large void in the literature by offering advanced discussions of today's most relevant topics, making this book an in-depth supplement to generic textbooks. Forward-thinking and thought-provoking, this timely resource provides sound research to expand your knowledge base.
This book provides insights into such contemporary issues as: the victimization of youths on the Internet children as victims of war and terrorism spatial patterns of child maltreatment--the concentration of child maltreatment within certain geographical areas religion-related child abuse the role of health care professionals in response to child victimization children with disabilities--abuse, neglect, and the child welfare system fetal homicide--emerging statutory and judicial regulation of third-party assaults legal and social issues surrounding closed-circuit television testimony of child victims and witnesses juvenile courts and their role in addressing family violence The Victimization of Children provides tables, figures, and the latest statistics of various aspects of child victimization to complement the experts' contributions. This book offers new and different responses and interventions to meet the increasingly diverse contexts and situations within which child maltreatment occurs. Emerging trends are explored within this book from a cross-section of disciplines, including law, sociology, criminal justice, psychology, and health services.

About the Contributorsp. xv
Prefacep. xix
Emerging Issues in Child Victimization
Victimization of Youths on the Internetp. 1
Children as Victims of War and Terrorismp. 41
No Safe Place: Assessing Spatial Patterns of Child Maltreatment Victimizationp. 63
Religion-Related Child Physical Abuse: Characteristics and Psychological Outcomesp. 87
The Pedophile and the Pious: Towards a New Understanding of Sexually Offending and Non-Offending Roman Catholic Priestsp. 115
Recent Trends in Response to Child Victimization
The Role of Health Care Professionals in the Response to Child Victimizationp. 133
Children with Disabilities: Abuse, Neglect, and the Child Welfare Systemp. 173
Emerging Legal Issues Pertaining to Child Victimization
Fetal Homicide: Emerging Statutory and Judicial Regulation of Third-Party Assaults Against the Fetusp. 205
Legal and Social Issues Surrounding Closed-Circuit Television Testimony of Child Victims and Witnessesp. 233
Addressing Family Violence Within Juvenile Courts: Promising Practices to Improve Intervention Outcomesp. 273
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780789024077
ISBN-10: 0789024071
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 30th August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.08 x 15.19  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1