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NCJ Number: 183731 Find in a Library
Title: Role of Economic Deprivation in the Social Context of Child Maltreatment (From Battered Child, Fifth Edition, P 49-60, 1997, Mary E. Helfer, Ruth S. Kempe, et al., eds. -- See NCJ-183728)
Author(s): James Garbarino Ph.D.
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: University of Chicago Press
Chicago, IL 60637
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
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Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Rates of child maltreatment in the United States continue to increase in many areas, public agencies are pushed beyond their capacity to respond, and the link between poverty and child maltreatment continues to be a significant feature of the problem.
Abstract: In the current socioeconomic climate, family poverty has been increasing and, in urban areas, is becoming more geographically concentrated in segregated neighborhoods. The problem of child maltreatment is getting worse in these urban areas of concentrated poverty. Child maltreatment is a symptom not just of individual or family trouble but of neighborhood and community trouble as well. The central challenge is to deal with the aggregation of negative social indicators in urban areas when planning and implementing child abuse prevention initiatives. These initiatives should aim to reduce negative social indicators by considering the significance of poverty and social disorganization. 47 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse causes; Child abuse prevention; Child victims; Crimes against children; Economic influences; Poverty and crime; Social organization; United States of America; Urban area studies; Urban criminality
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