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Child Abuse: Who's at Risk and the Outcomes?

As Rothery and Cameron (1990) report "It is now clear from historical and epidemiological analysis that although child sexual abuse is a recently recognized problem, it has always been present in human societies and people of all ages including those born early in the pre ....

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.... given a list of items and were told to choose which ones they considered to be child abuse. The results were at varying degrees which shows that there is not a precise definition that society adheres to when classifying such abuse. As Starr has noted, "Two major characteristics seem to be common to conditions defined as abuse. First, there must be some clear, identifiable harm or injury to the child and second, there must be evidence of clear intent on the part of the parent to produce this injury or harm" (p. 11). Socioeconomic Status and Race Parton points out that ....

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