Paperback Edition
Paperback
211 pages
$25.95
Choose vendor to order paperback edition
BrownWalker Press Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Return policy
PDF eBook
Sample Preview
Size 481k
Free
Download a sample of the first 25 pages
Download Preview

Entire PDF eBook
1020k
$17
Get instant access to an entire eBook
Buy PDF Password Download Complete PDF
eBook editions

Child Abusers

Research and Treatment

by Christopher R. Bagley
small book icon  Paperback   small ebook icon   eBook PDF
Publisher:  Universal Publishers
Pub date:  2003
Pages:  211
ISBN-10:  1581125615
ISBN-13:  9781581125610
Categories:  5900  Social Science  Family & Relationships

Abstract

This book is about men and women who neglect and abuse children, physically, emotionally and sexually. A number of key themes emerge:

Emotional abuse causes the most long-term harm to children, although combinations of emotional with physical and/or sexual abuse cause the most harm to long-term mental health.

Because of the long-term burden which abuse imposes on its victims, it is crucial to intervene effectively with abusers (potential and actual) to prevent them from either beginning abuse, committing further abuse, or entering the victim-to-abuser cycle.

Abusers have often experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect in their own childhoods. The role of disordered attachments to adult figures in the victim-to-abuser cycle is considered in detail, including ways of effective intervention.

Men and women who kill children can be characterized in various ways, and various programmes of intervention can be designed. The cycle of poverty is also considered in detail, a process by which economically poor families beget children who enter a cycle of both economic and psychological poverty, in which risks of all kinds of child abuse and neglect are elevated.

In the section on ‘iatrogenic abuse’ I consider ways in which institutions such as medicine, child care, social work and the media can actually harm children through their interventions.

Special issues considered in detail are Munchausen-Syndrome-by-Proxy; ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’; SIDS deaths; the epidemiology of child sexual abuse; dissociative syndromes as sequels and antecedents of child abuse; child abuse ‘moral panics’; child pornography and the internet; and the problem of suicide in men facing charges of child sexual abuse, as well as suicide by a parent following their murder of a child.

About the Author

Christopher Bagley left England in 1980 to take up The Senator Patrick Burns Chair of Child Welfare at the University of Calgary, returning to England in 1996 to join the staff of the University of Southampton. At Southampton he has worked collaboratively with Colin Pritchard, and the book contains a summary of their pioneering work on child murderers and child sex abusers. He has also drawn richly on Pritchard’s work on the physical abuse of children, and on the cycle of poverty in disaffected youth, which has complemented Bagley's own specialist interest in child sexual abuse.



Paperback Edition
Paperback
211 pages
$25.95
Choose vendor to order paperback edition
BrownWalker Press Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Return policy
PDF eBook
Sample Preview
Size 481k
Free
Download a sample of the first 25 pages
Download Preview

Entire PDF eBook
1020k
$17
Get instant access to an entire eBook
Buy PDF Password Download Complete PDF
eBook editions
Share this book



Relevant events
DEC
16
2024
World Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Congress World Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Congress which is going to take ...
16 - 17 Dec 2024
Online Event | Japan
MAR
14
SHCONF
8th World Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities We are delighted to invite submissions for the SHCONF 2025 conference, a premier event bringi...
14 - 16 Mar 2025
Berlin, Germany
JUL
19
FSHCONF
6th International Conference on Future of Social Sciences and Humanities Following the success of the previous event, we are delighted to once again organize this pre...
19 - 21 Jul 2024
Copenhagen, Denmark
JUL
26
ICMHS
The 8th International conference on Modern Approaches in Humanities and Social Sciences Welcome to the 8th International Conference on Modern Approach in Humanities and Social Scien...
26 - 28 Jul 2024
Dublin, Ireland
AUG
2
ICRSH
7th International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Interested in immersing yourself in interactive learning? Well, ICRSH is the platform for you...
02 - 04 Aug 2024
Stockholm, Sweden
AUG
8
DigiMarCon New Zealand 2024 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition "DigiMarCon New Zealand 2024 is your chance to ... – Hear from some of the most audacious ...
08 - 09 Aug 2024
Auckland, New Zealand
AUG
9
ICSH21
2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities in the 21st Century The 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities in the 21st Century is com...
09 - 11 Aug 2024
Berlin, Germany
AUG
14
MARKETING
DigiMarCon Oceania 2024 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition "DigiMarCon Oceania 2024 is your chance to ... – Hear from some of the most audacious and ...
14 - 15 Aug 2024
Melbourne, Australia
AUG
21
ESDCONF
International Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development Enter the International Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development (ESDCONF), slat...
21 - 23 Aug 2024
London, United Kingdom
AUG
23
IACRSS
8th International Academic Conference on Research in Social Sciences At IACRSS 2024, we will dive into the most recent discoveries and changes, as well as the mos...
23 - 25 Aug 2024
Oxford, United Kingdom