Child Abuse: Towards a Knowledge Base

Child Abuse: Towards a Knowledge Base

by CORBY B (Author)


Setting the subject in its historical, social and political context, this text provides a concise but comprehensive guide to current knowledge about child abuse. In recognizing the volume of recent literature on child abuse, the author seeks to cut through the rhetoric and examine the knowledge base that can help us understand the ways in which we respond to the phenomenon of child abuse. The book aims to enable practitioners and students who are working or intending to work in the child protection field to weigh up the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of debates and contributions to the issue of child abuse. The author presents both theoretical and practical information, from a range of sources and disciplines, including history, sociology, social policy, psychology and philosophy.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Published: 01 Apr 1993

ISBN 10: 0335157467
ISBN 13: 9780335157464

Media Reviews
This is a well written, comprehensive and informative book. - Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare I found it readable, well presented and most informative with child protection as an up-to-date and valuable resource for any library. - Nursing Times The format is clear, the size compact, and the text comprehensive, making this an invaluable reference volume for teaching libraries and anyone with a specific interest in the subject. - Child Health ...a book which students on DipSW Areas of Particular Practice in child care and family work, and students on post-qualifying child protection courses, will want to have by them for constant reference. - Issues inSocial Work Education This book will prove a useful tool. Gathering together a wide range of data and theory, it is comprehensive in its coverage and facilitates informed evaluation of the research. - Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health The book is useful, well structured and easy to read. It manages toaccomplish a great deal and will prove useful and informative to practitioners from many disciplines. - ACPP Review and Newsletter This book is clearly written, it is easy to read and is virtually free of jargon. The subject matter is firmly located within its broader historical, social and political contexts, and a number of existing debates have been thoroughly expanded. - Youth and Policy