Published in 2000. Child abuse is endemic, it comes in many forms and its categories are not closed. This book looks at responses to aspects of child abuse in all five continents. The definitions are different, though not all that different, the legal emphases vary and so do management techniques. This book reveals the importance of culture and structure in the commitment to eradicate the problem.
Table of Contents
1. Child Abuse: The Search for a Solution, Michael Freeman 2. Child Protection Law in Australia, Patrick Parkinson 3. Child Abuse: The Bulgarian Case, Velina Todorova 4. Maltreatment of Children in Chile, Ines Pardo de Carvallo 5. Abused and Neglected Children in the Republic of Croatia, Dijana Jakovac-Lozic 6. The Definition of, and Legal and Management Responses to, the Problem of Child Abuse in England and Wales, Christina Lyon 7. Dealing with the Problems of Sexual Abuse of Children in Finland, Sirpa Taskinen 8. Child Abuse and the Law in the Federal Republic of Germany: Current Situations and Prospects, Stefan Heilmann and Ludwig Salgo 9. Child Abuse in Hungary, Klara Kerezsi 10. Taking Stock of a Revolution: Child Abuse and Law in Israel, 1989-97, Tamar Morag 11. Child Abuse in Japan: The Current Situation and Proposed Legal Changes, Yukiko Matsushima 12. Child Abuse and Neglect: A Malaysian Perspective, Zaleha Kamaruddin 13. Protecting, Reporting and Supporting: Child Abuse and the Assessment of Risks in the Netherlands, H. E. M. Baartman and L. de Mey 14. Child Abuse in New Zealand, Bill Atkin 15. Child Abuse: The Nigerian Perspective, Eunice Uzodike 16. ‘Let Him Take His Wife’: Marriage, Protection and Exploitation of Girls in Zimbabwe, Alice Armstrong.
Michael Freeman is Professor Emeritus of English Law at University College, London, Fellow of the British Academy, and a Barrister of Gray's Inn. He is the Founding Editor of The International Journal of Children's Rights and the author of The Rights and Wrongs of Children (1983), The Moral Status of Children (1997), and Children, their Families and the Law(1992) . He was the Editor of Current Legal Problems for many years and a Founding Editor of The International Journal of Law in Context. He has been selected to give the 2015 Hamlyn Lectures on Children's Rights. He also writes on medical issues and on legal theory; the 9th edition of his Introduction to Jurisprudence was published in 2014.