Child Abuse: Towards a Knowledge Base

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9780335217649: Child Abuse: Towards a Knowledge Base

The definitive guide to child abuse--updated and revised

The global problem of child abuse continues to confound those in the field of child protection. Along with information that has made the first two editions of Child Abuse:Towards a Knowledge Base bestsellers, this volume includes the most up-to-date research available from the United States, Britain, and the European Union to aid professionals in the struggle to protect children from abuse. Stressing the need to view the problem in historical, social, and political contexts, it provides key practice guidelines and initiatives to keep you on the cutting edge in the field.

You'll find a full account of developments in the field since the early 1990s, including:

  • Emerging concerns about the extent and nature of institutional abuse
  • Trends toward more preventive approaches to child protection
  • New research on the consequences of child abuse
  • Recent findings concerning the Internet
  • Important changes in legislation worldwide

". . . a well written, comprehensive and informative book."-Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare

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About the Author:

Brian Corby is a professor of social work studies at the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom. He has published an extensive body of work on the subject of child abuse and child protection.

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"This is a well written, comprehensive and informative book." - Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare "I found it readable, well presented and most informative with child protection as an up-to-date and valuable resource for any library." - Nursing Times "The format is clear, the size compact, and the text comprehensive, making this an invaluable reference volume for teaching libraries and anyone with a specific interest in the subject." - Child Health "...a book which students on DipSW Areas of Particular Practice in child care and family work, and students on post-qualifying child protection courses, will want to have by them for constant reference." - Issues inSocial Work Education "This book will prove a useful tool. Gathering together a wide range of data and theory, it is comprehensive in its coverage and facilitates informed evaluation of the research." - Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health "The book is useful, well structured and easy to read. It manages toaccomplish a great deal and will prove useful and informative to practitioners from many disciplines." - ACPP Review and Newsletter "This book is clearly written, it is easy to read and is virtually free of jargon. The subject matter is firmly located within its broader historical, social and political contexts, and a number of existing debates have been thoroughly expanded." - Youth and Policy

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