International Perspectives on Child Victimisation offers a comprehensive overview of the established themes and emergent debates relating to the abuse and victimization of children. Highlighting key areas of global concern, and illustrated with detailed case studies of important developments, Julia Davidson and Christopher Hamerton address child abuse, child poverty, child exploitation, child prostitution, and child imprisonment within the context of children's rights, and international legal and policy issues. Their focus in this regard is on the ‘place’ of the child in the context of current victimology and social justice discourses, as they explore the social, cultural, and political context of international child victimization. A solid introduction to child victimization for both undergraduate and postgraduate audiences, this book will also appeal to practitioners and policy-makers engaged in child protection and intervention.
1. Historical Chapter: The Child Victim in Global Context 2. Family Systems, Culture and Religion: Children’s Experience of Abuse 3. Child Abuse: New Technologies and Globalisation 4. Child Soldiers and State Victimisation 5. Child Trafficking and Prostitution 6. Child Prisoners and Legal Capacity 7. Legal Responses and Public Policy: Child Protection and Human Rights