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Title:
Child abuse
Author:
Grapes, Bryan J.
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
160 pages ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The incidence of child abuse is increasing / by Prevent Child Abuse America -- Child sexual abuse is a widespread problem / by Andrew Vachss -- Child abuse fatalities are undercounted / by Nancy Lewis -- The prevalence of child abuse is exaggerated / by Douglas J. Besharov and Jacob W. Dembosky -- False allegations of child sexual abuse are a serious problem / by Rael Jean Isaac -- Substance abuse is responsible for child abuse / by Joseph A. Califano Jr. -- Family preservation laws put children at risk for abuse / by Dennis Saffran -- The foster care system exposes children to abuse / by Danielle Joseph -- Parental cohabitation exposes children to a greater risk of abuse / by John A. Barnes -- Poverty causes child abuse / by Leroy H. Pelton -- A parental history of abuse is a major risk factor in child abuse / by Byron Egeland -- Accurate reporting methods are needed to combat child abuse / by Douglas J. Besharov and Lisa A. Laumann -- Parents should be licensed / by Jack C. Westman -- Parental licensure is dangerous / by Charmaine Crouse Yoest -- Family preservation laws must be reformed / by Kellye R. Wood -- The adoption of abused children must be made easier / by Art Moore -- Substance-abuse treatment must be made available to abusive parents / by Mary Nelson -- Preventing child sexual abuse : an overview / by Sarah Glazer -- Community notification laws protect children from child molesters / by Dan Lungren -- Civil commitment laws will reduce child sex abuse / by Joe Diamond -- Child molesters should be castrated / by Larry Don McGuay, Fred S. Berlin -- Civil commitment laws are dangerous / by Barbara Dority -- Castration will not prevent child molestation / by Gina Kolata.
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ISBN:
9780737706789

9780737706796
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Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Gr. 6-12. This impressive volume in the Current Controversies series includes essays highlighting the personal, legal, ethical, and societal factors surrounding child abuse. The first section, "Is Child Abuse a Serious Problem?" establishes the controversy surrounding the issue. Ensuing sections delve into specifics--causes, concerns about substance abuse, family preservation law, foster care, and cohabitation of the unmarried parents. There's a scattering of frank though not gratuitous reminiscences from abuse victims, some of whom repeated the behavior with their own children. The final section, which examines the criminal justice system, includes a candid two-part essay in which child sex offenders share their views on castration. The contributors, if perhaps not famous, are nonetheless impressive--psychologists, professors, and others who regularly confront the issue of child abuse. Their arguments are strong and their insights informed and authoritative. --Roger Leslie


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-This anthology includes essays that initially appeared in periodicals, newspapers, books, government documents, and public and private organizational publications, mainly in the late 1990s. A balanced presentation of highly controversial views, the selections differ in style and polish; some are carefully reasoned, and others are emotionally charged. Three major sections explore the dimensions of the problem, its causes, and possible remedies. Risk factors such as substance abuse and addiction, poverty, a parental history of childhood victimization, and parental cohabitation are discussed. The family preservation philosophy, the status of the foster-care system, mandatory reporting laws, and proposals to license parenthood are also considered. A chapter devoted to sexual abuse probes the arguments for and against community notification, indefinite confinement, and castration of sex offenders. Pulling no punches, this title covers its subject well. Useful for research, for reports, and for debates.-Libby K. White, Jewish Vocational Services, Baltimore, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 6-12. This impressive volume in the Current Controversies series includes essays highlighting the personal, legal, ethical, and societal factors surrounding child abuse. The first section, "Is Child Abuse a Serious Problem?" establishes the controversy surrounding the issue. Ensuing sections delve into specifics--causes, concerns about substance abuse, family preservation law, foster care, and cohabitation of the unmarried parents. There's a scattering of frank though not gratuitous reminiscences from abuse victims, some of whom repeated the behavior with their own children. The final section, which examines the criminal justice system, includes a candid two-part essay in which child sex offenders share their views on castration. The contributors, if perhaps not famous, are nonetheless impressive--psychologists, professors, and others who regularly confront the issue of child abuse. Their arguments are strong and their insights informed and authoritative. --Roger Leslie


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-This anthology includes essays that initially appeared in periodicals, newspapers, books, government documents, and public and private organizational publications, mainly in the late 1990s. A balanced presentation of highly controversial views, the selections differ in style and polish; some are carefully reasoned, and others are emotionally charged. Three major sections explore the dimensions of the problem, its causes, and possible remedies. Risk factors such as substance abuse and addiction, poverty, a parental history of childhood victimization, and parental cohabitation are discussed. The family preservation philosophy, the status of the foster-care system, mandatory reporting laws, and proposals to license parenthood are also considered. A chapter devoted to sexual abuse probes the arguments for and against community notification, indefinite confinement, and castration of sex offenders. Pulling no punches, this title covers its subject well. Useful for research, for reports, and for debates.-Libby K. White, Jewish Vocational Services, Baltimore, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.