The purpose of this book is to attempt to explore child abuse from a contemporary perspective in terms of its multiple elements, victims, and criminal justice responses. This text will: (1) begin to address the needs of those studying child abuse from a cultural perspective; (2) provide a general profile of today’s perpetrators of child abuse as well as conditions that may facilitate the abuse; (3) provide information on current modes of child abuse; (4) provide discussions on long-term consequences for adult victims of child abuse; and, (5) provide details in terms of criminal justice responses to child abuse in the United States and internationally.
Table of Contents
Introducing Child Abuse. Physical Abuse. Sexual Abuse. Emotional Abuse. Neglect. Theoretical Explanation for Child Abuse. Child Trafficking. Child Abuse and Technology. Criminal Justice Responses.
Kimberly A. McCabe, Ph.D. is a professor of criminology and Lynchburg College. Her research interests include law enforcement, child victimization, and human trafficking. Along with multiple articles and book chapters, she is the author of Child Abuse and the Criminal Justice System (2003), School Violence, the Media, and Criminal Justice Responses (2005), The Trafficking of Persons. National and International Responses (2008), and Sex Trafficking. A Global Perspective (2011).
Daniel G. Murphy. M.J.A. is an instructor of criminology at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia. His research interests include child abuse, victimization, and juvenile justice. Prior to teaching, he served as a police officer in New England for 21 years where he specialized in the investigations of child exploitation.