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1st Edition

The Victimization of Children
Emerging Issues

ISBN 9780789024077
Published August 30, 2004 by Routledge
356 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  • About the Contributors
  • Preface (Janet L. Mullings, James W. Marquart, and Deborah J. Hartley)
  • Victimization of Youths on the Internet (Kimberly J. Mitchell, , David Finkelhor, and Janis Wolak)
  • Children as Victims of War and Terrorism (Judith Myers-Wall)
  • No Safe Place: Assessing Spatial Patterns of Child Maltreatment Victimization (Derek J. Paulsen)
  • Religion-Related Child Physical Abuse: Characteristics and Psychological
    Outcomes (Bette L. Bottoms, Michael Nielsen, Rebecca Murray, and
    Henrietta Filipas)
  • The Pedophile and the Pious: Towards A New Understanding of Sexually
    Offending and Non-Offending Roman Catholic Priests (Gerard J. McGlone)
  • The Role of Health Care Professionals in the Response to Child Victimization (Vincent J. Palusci)
  • Children with Disabilities: Abuse, Neglect, and the Child Welfare System (Christina M. Bruhn)
  • Fetal Homicide: Emerging Statutory and Judicial Regulation of Third-Party
    Assaults Against the Fetus (Jeff Maahs)
  • Legal and Social Issues Surrounding Closed-Circuit Television Testimony of Child Victims and Witnesses (Katherine J. Bennett)
  • Addressing Family Violence Within Juvenile Courts: Promising Practices to
    Improve Intervention Outcomes (Sarah M. Buel)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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