The Legal Repercussions Of Child Abuse

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Child abuse. A term that most of us believe to be aware of, but one ought to wonder, are we really aware of it? how one recognises child abuse ?, What are the legal repercussions of child abuse ? How common is it in countries less developed? Is it common in the United States? Does it intervene with “old style” parenting? What entities provide such information? Well before answering any of this question is imperative to acknowledge the very basic of such topic.
The webpage (a governmental webpage) defines child abuse as; “...when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, and emotional abuse.” Now this definitions seems to be the general concept of the term since Wikipedia describes it as; “... Is any act, or failure to act, by a parent or other caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to a child. It includes all forms of physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, or neglect, and can occur in a child 's home, or in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with." Now since both of this webpages define this concept similarly, it is fair to use either one’s definition.
Although there are certain misconceptions of how common Child abuse is, A.S.C.A (Adults Surviving Child Abuse) provides such information by disproving such…

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