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NCJ Number: 31350 Find in a Library
Title: PLAINTIVE PLAINTIFFS - VICTIMS OF THE BATTERED CHILD SYNDROME (FROM YOUNGEST MINORITY - LAWYERS IN DEFENSE OF CHILDREN, 1974 BY SANFORD N KATZ - SEE NCJ-31349)
Author(s): B R GRUMET
Corporate Author: American Bar Association
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Association
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE REVIEWS STUDIES ON THE EXTENT AND NATURE OF CHILD ABUSE, CRITIQUES EXISTING METHODS OF DEALING WITH THIS PROBLEM, AND SUGGESTS BASIC REFORMS IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE SHORTCOMINGS OF CHILD ABUSE REPORTING LAWS, CRIMINAL PROSECUTION OF THE PARENTS, AND REMOVAL OF THE CHILD FROM THE HOME ARE DISCUSSED, THE REQUIRED REPORTING OF ALL SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE CASES BY PHYSICIANS AND PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS AND THE USE OF THERAPY TO TREAT BATTERING PARENTS IS ADVOCATED AS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO SOLVE THE CHILD ABUSE PROBLEMS. LEGAL REFORMS SUGGESTED INCLUDE ASSUMPTION BY THE JUVENILE OR FAMILY COURT OF IMMEDIATE JURISDICTION IN ALL CASES OF CHILD ABUSE AND APPOINTMENT OF A LAWYER TO REPRESENT THE CHILD IN ALL PROCEEDINGS.
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Defense counsel effectiveness; Family courts; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile courts; Reform; Rights of minors
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