A distinguishing feature of this work is the format. The content is designed to align with university semester timetables, and is presented in three parts. Educators can choose to cover three (or more) of the chapters from within each part to fit within a universal twelve-week teaching program. Part One covers typologies, methods, and platforms for abuse, Part Two covers impacts and prevention of child abuse, and Part Three presents issues surrounding recognition and management of child abuse.
Child Abuse and Neglect fills a void in the available university-level classroom-targeted literature, promoting the inclusion of child abuse as a stand-alone subject within university curricula. As such, readership includes undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers and wider scholarship, as well as practitioners; including those from psychology, criminology, criminal justice, and law enforcement.
- An up to date approach that tackles child abuse from several viewpoints- Coverage includes (but not limited to): typologies, risk and protective factors, recognition, responses, biopsychosocial outcomes, public policy, prevention, institutional abuse, children and corrections, treatment and management and myths and fallacies- Provides information on significant advances in knowledge areas, such as: disclosure, neurological effects of child abuse and neuroplasticity, and online and virtual child abuse
Part 1 Types of Child Abuse 1. Typologies of Child Abuse 2. Domestic and Family Violence as Child Abuse 3. Institutional Child Abuse 4. Online Child Abuse 5. Children in Terrorist Organizations 6. Parental Child Abductions 7. Child Sexual Offenders
Part 2 Impact and Outcomes of Child Abuse 8. Child Victimology 9. Cumulative Harm 10. Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Child Abuse 11 Intergenerational Transmission of Abusive Parenting 12. Lawful Physical Discipline, Children's Rights, and Child Abuse 13. Developmental, Situational and Social Ecological Aspects of Sexual Violence and Abuse 14. Post Traumatic Distress and Growth
Part 3 Management: Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect 15. False Reports 16. Managing Disclosure and Information Gathering 17. Assessment of Child Protection Need 18. Professional Judgement, Decision Making and Risk Assessment 19. Predictors of Re-entry into the Child Protection System 20. Adoptions and Reunification 21. Child Abuse and Culturally Diverse Communities 22. Child Maltreatment and the Judicial/Legal System 23. Media Perceptions of Child Abuse
India Bryce is currently completing her PhD at the University of Southern Queensland, she also holds a Master of Social Work: Forensic Studies, Vocational Graduate Certificate: Community Service Practice (Client Assessment and Case Management), Vocational Graduate Certificate: Community Services Practice (Statutory Child Protection), Masters in Guidance and Counselling, and Bachelor of Education. India is currently a lecturer in Human Development, Wellbeing and Counselling at the University of Southern Queensland and has previously worked as a Child Safety Officer in the state of Queensland.
Yolande Robinson's research focuses on improving outcomes for children and youth at risk in disadvantaged communities, with specific focus on the dissemination of evidenced based crime prevention programs and initiatives. Other research interests include child sexual abuse and neglect, online child sexual predation, and school-based bullying. Yolande's publications include chapters in Wayne Petherick's Profiling and Serial Crime and The Psychology of Antisocial Behavior.
Wayne Petherick is Associate Professor of Criminology at Bond University in Australia. Wayne's areas of interest include forensic criminology, forensic victimology, criminal motivations, criminal profiling, and applied crime analysis. He has worked on risk and threat cases, a mass homicide, stalking, rape, and a variety of civil suits involving premises liability and crime prevention. He has presented to audiences in Australia and abroad, and has published in a variety of areas including social science and legal works in the areas of criminal profiling, expert evidence, stalking, serial crimes, criminal motivations, and victimology. Wayne is co-editor of Forensic Criminology, and editor of Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues, now in its third edition.