Child Abuse Research Paper

1857 Words Apr 6th, 2012 8 Pages
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Multicultural literature

Child Abuse

Ever wonder why the society has so much crime inhabiting it, simply living off the pain from others? If yelling and hitting a child is used as a punishment, then how do you know when you’ve gone too far? Every time a child is hit, it makes the child even more eligible to become tomorrow’s criminal. With every scream, every put down, every hit and every inappropriate touch, the child is more likely to have a less successful life as an adult. This is child abuse and it’s staring us in the face as a problem we can lessen just by paying attention to it.

The physical injury or ill-treatment of a child under the age of eighteen by a person who is responsible for the child’s wellbeing under
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One-thousand five-hundred children die each year from child abuse, making that be four children die every day. Being arrested as a juvenile is fifty-nine percent more likely to happen to children who have been abused and neglected. It is twenty-eight percent more likely to be arrested as an adult and thirty percent more likely to commit a violent crime to children who have been abused and neglected. (US Department…)

Acts or an omission by the parents or other caregivers that have caused, or could cause, serious behavioral, cognitive (the process of knowing), emotional and/or mental disorders is defined as emotional abuse by The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. Emotional abuse is extremely hard to prove seeing that there is no physical evidence of any harm to the child. Parents or caregivers may use strange forms of punishment such as making a child stay in a dark closet. They may also use less severe acts like rejecting treatment or even belittling of the child (Newton). Signs of emotional abuse are a child who: is apathetic, suffers from depression, won't take part in play or school activities, is often hostile or aggressive, compulsively overeats, and a child with a loss of appetite (Facts About…)

Interactions between a child and an adult when the child is being used for sexual encouragement of the perpetrator when the perpetrator is in a position of power or control over the
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