Synopses & Reviews
Child Maltreatment, Third Edition, by Cindy Miller-Perrin and Robin Perrin, is a thoroughly updated new edition of the first textbook for undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in this field. The text is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to child maltreatment by disseminating current knowledge about the various types of violence against children. By helping students understand more fully the etiology, prevalence, treatment, policy issues, and prevention of child maltreatment, the authors hope to further our understanding of how to treat child maltreatment victims and how to prevent future child maltreatment.
This is a comprehensive text, providing an introduction to current knowledge about various types of violence against children. The author deals with sexual, physical, and emotional child abuse, neglect and the effects of witnessing abuse. The focus is on abuse perpetrated by family members and non-family intimates (the most frequent perpetrators), as well as abuse by strangers. An Instructor's Manual is available to adopters, who request the manual on their departments' or organizations' letterhead.