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Title: Child Abuse Crimes: Criminal Neglect and Abandonment (Current through December 31, 1993)
Corporate Author: American Prosecutors Research Institute
National Ctr for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: American Prosecutors Research Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 93-CI-CX-K001
Sale Source: American Prosecutors Research Institute
National Ctr for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document summarizes State and territorial legislation pertaining to specific crimes involving the abandonment and neglect of children.
Abstract: The summaries are designed to provide a reference for persons researching criminal child abuse legislation; they present an abridged and potentially incomplete picture of charging statutes in various States and is intended only as an initial reference. The entries do not include sentencing information for every statute, although this information is occasionally included in the text of statutes annotated here. Statutes regarding contributing to the delinquency of a minor are omitted unless they include specific language related to child neglect. However, the compilation does include statutes defining child endangerment. Finally, the editors excluded statutes defining criminal nonsupport when the offense is limited to failure to pay child support. However, criminal nonsupport statutes that provide sanctions for failure to provide food, clothing, medical care, and other necessities to children are included.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Child protection laws; Courts; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Juveniles; State laws
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