The Effects Of Child Abuse On Children

1951 Words Apr 10th, 2016 8 Pages
Child Abuse is a huge social problem that affects children from all walks of life. It can have detrimental long-term negative consequences that forever change the lives of millions of people. It’s extremely important to understand the impact it has on the mental and social well-being of young adults and try to prevent the ongoing cycle of violence. As a society, we need to become more aware of how serious this problem is and try to intervene before the consequences affect future generations. Theories have been proposed to try and explain these different effects and how it contributes to negative behaviors throughout their development and many of these theories have provided valuable information to help answer some of these research questions. Although current literature provides some insight into these themes, this review will focus and ask the question of how child abuse affects children in different aspects of their lives and how the physical form negatively impacts children most severely in the long term with a focus on its influence on criminality.
The first study (Lansford, 2007) that was examined for this review was a prospective longitudinal study that looked into how early physical abuse influences later violent delinquency and how race and gender play a role. The questions addressed in this study were “does early physical abuse relate to violent delinquency in late adolescence and early adulthood, independent of potential confounding variables?” and if there…
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