Child Abuse And Its Effects On Children

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Child abuse has long been an ongoing social problem; this abuse has been one of the repeatedly difficult accusations to prove in our criminal justice system. Child abuse causes many years of suffering for victims. Children abused suffer from chemical imbalances, behavioral issues and are at high risk for becoming abusers or being abused in adult relationships. This cycle of learned behavior and suffering will be a hopeless reoccurring problem unless the criminal justice system and protocols for abusers to undergo reform. Penalties for child abuse are less severe than those given to victims of lesser crimes. Children’s testimonies usually do not hold up in a court of law. The types of abuse are psychological, physical, and sexual. Trauma of…show more content…
Children do not have the capacity to make decisions adults do when it refers to sexual experiences. When they are violated it affects the child the rest of their existence. Mistreatment and exploitation to, commit against children causes long lasting effects, and no one can predict how the abused child will behave as an adult.” (Milaniak 2015). “Physically abused children suffer substantial psychological distress and might adopt behaviors that increase the same type of learned behavior.” (O’Rinn 2013). Emotional abuse is damaging to the development of children. Screaming, yelling, or negative hostility causes torturous anguish. As the abused child matures, or the abuse continues, these effects can become critical. Children, who do not receive the affection and attention necessary to flourish, may find it difficult to develop and continue beneficial connections with additional people in later years.” Emotional abuse can cause a child to change the way that they behave. Children could develop actions that defy authority or disrespecting of others.” (Wilson 2014) Sexual abuse is the inappropriate sexual conduct on a child for the sexual predators’ own pleasure and personal gratification.
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