Child Maltreatment, Third Edition, by Cindy Miller-Perrin and Robin Perrin, is a thoroughly updated new edition of the first textbook for undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in this field. The text is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to child maltreatment by disseminating current knowledge about the various types of violence against children. By helping students understand more fully the etiology, prevalence, treatment, policy issues, and prevention of child maltreatment, the authors hope to further our understanding of how to treat child maltreatment victims and how to prevent future child maltreatment.
A text for undergraduate students and beginning graduate students, providing a comprehensive introduction to the etiology, prevalence, treatment, and prevention of child maltreatment. Focus is on abuse perpetrated by family members and nonfamily intimates, who are the most frequent perpetrators, with additional material on abuse by strangers. Incorporates coverage on aspects such as sexual and emotional abuse, physical abuse, and neglect, with high-profile case studies, interviews with experts in the field, and chapter summaries. Legal and cross-cultural perspectives round out material. Paper edition (unseen) $37.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
Cindy L. Miller-Perrin is currently Professor of Psychology and Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Social Science at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She is also a clinical child psychologist and has worked with developmentally delayed, maltreated, and other troubled children and their families. She has coauthored three books, including Child Sexual Abuse:Sharing the Responsibility (with S. Wurtele, 1992), Child Maltreatment: An Introduction (with R. Perrin, Sage, 1999, 2007), and Family Violence Across the Lifespan (with O. Barnett & R. Perrin, Sage 1997, 2005, 2011). She is also the author or coauthor of numerous articles and book chapters on topics including child sexual abuse prevention, perceptions associated with child maltreatment, family violence, and psychology and religion. She enjoys teaching and researching with undergraduates and is the recipient of the 2008 Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence. She received her doctorate from Washington State University.
Robin D. Perrin is currently Professor of Sociology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. His research interests and publications are in the areas of interpersonal violence, deviance theory, the social construction of social problems, and the sociology of religion. He is the coauthor of three books: Social Deviance: Being, Behaving, and Branding (with D. Ward & T. Carter, 1991), Child Maltreatment: An Introduction (with C. Miller-Perrin, Sage, 1999; 2007), and Family Violence Across the Lifespan (with O. Barnett & C. Miller-Perrin, Sage, 1997, 2005; 2011). He is the author or coauthor of numerous articles on a variety of topics related to religion, deviance, and interpersonal violence. He is the recipient of the 2004 Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence. He received his doctorate in sociology from Washington State University in 1989. Following his doctoral studies he was Assistant Professor of Sociology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington.
1. History and Definitions of Child Maltreatment
2. The Study of Child Maltreatment: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
3. Child Physical Abuse
4. Child Sexual Abuse
5. Child Neglect
6. Child Psychological Maltreatment
7. Additional Forms of Child Maltreatment
8. Key Issues in Responding to Child Maltreatment
9. Controversial Issues in the Study of Child Maltreatment
10. What You Can Do to Help
Appendix: Resources for Individuals and Organizations Addressing Child Maltreatment
About the Authors