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Child Abuse: History of Issues Series

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737728613
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 12/14/2007
  • Series: History of Issues Series
  • Pages: 242
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     5
Introduction     7
How Serious Is the Problem of Child Abuse?
Child Abuse Is a Serious National Problem   Bob Herbert     11
Child Abuse in America Is Declining   St. Louis Post-Dispatch     16
Child Abuse Perpetrated by Women Is a Serious Problem   Carey Roberts     21
Child Abuse by Siblings Is a Serious Problem   Kyla Boyse     26
Internet Child Sexual Predators Are a Prevalent Problem   Greg Abbott     31
The Threat of Online Sexual Abuse Is Overblown   Pete Reilly     36
How Can Child Abuse Be Prevented?
Laws Against Spanking Can Reduce Child Abuse   Emily Bazelon     43
Spanking Laws Are Not an Effective Method of Child Abuse Prevention   Debra J. Saunders     50
Federal Laws Regulating Social Networking Web Sites Can Prevent Sexual Exploitation   Michael G. Fitzpatrick     55
Federal Laws Targeting Social Networking Web Sites Are Harmful   Wade Roush     60
Social and Education Programs Can Prevent Child Abuse$dFight Crime: Invest in Kids     65
Better Parent-Child Communication Can Prevent Child Abuse   Jonel Aleccia     71
Observers Must Confront Abusive Parents to Stop Child Abuse   Ursula A.Falk     76
How Should the Government Deal with Child Abusers and Sex Offenders?
The Government Should Remove Child Abusers from Their Families   Maria Elena Salinas     81
The Government Should Seek to Preserve and Help Troubled Families   Mike Arsham     86
Child Predators Need Both Punishment and Treatment   Jake Goldenflame     92
Child Predators Should Be Executed   Dave Gibson     101
Facts About Child Abuse     106
Organizations to Contact     109
For Further Reading     113
Index     117
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