Child Abuse Protection Laws

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Child abuse protection laws exist due to the belief and value that we place on the most defenseless persons; our children. Children have a right just like any person in the United States not to be abused or face maltreatment from anyone. The laws are to ensure that no persons under the age of 18 are treated unfairly and to free them from all forms of abuse whether emotionally, physically, or mentally. Perpetrators of child abuse can affect those victims for a lifetime, which often reflects the way children in our society will function within their communities. Negative impacts on a child can affect our society negatively as well and causing concern within a society makes this a social problem (wikiversity, 2016, para.1)
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