Handbook of Child Maltreatment

  • Jill E. Korbin
  • Richard D. Krugman

Part of the Child Maltreatment book series (MALT, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Child Maltreatment: What Is It?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrea J. Sedlak, Raquel T. Ellis
      Pages 3-26
    3. Laura J. Proctor, Howard Dubowitz
      Pages 27-61
    4. Vincent J. Palusci
      Pages 63-80
    5. Scott D. Krugman, Wendy G. Lane
      Pages 99-112
  3. Child Maltreatment: Why Does It Occur?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Sara R. Berzenski, Tuppett M. Yates, Byron Egeland
      Pages 115-129
    3. Brett Drake, Melissa Jonson-Reid
      Pages 131-148
    4. Angelo P. Giardino, Eileen R. Giardino, Reena Isaac
      Pages 169-185
    5. Jeanne L. Alhusen, Grace W. K. Ho, Kamala F. Smith, Jacquelyn C. Campbell
      Pages 187-201
  4. Child Maltreatment: What Are the Consequences?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Kristin Bernard, Teresa Lind, Mary Dozier
      Pages 205-223
    3. Cathy Spatz Widom
      Pages 225-247
  5. Child Maltreatment: What Can and Should We Do About It?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Beth E. Molnar, William R. Beardslee
      Pages 301-315

About this book


This Handbook examines core questions still remaining in the field of child maltreatment. It addresses major challenges in child maltreatment work, starting with the question of what child abuse and neglect is exactly. It then goes on to examine why maltreatment occurs and what its consequences are. Next, it turns to prevention, treatment and intervention, as well as legal perspectives. The book studies the issue from the perspective of the broader international and cross-cultural human experience. Its aim is to review what is known, but even more importantly, to examine what remains to be known to make progress in helping abused children, their families, and their communities.


Child and Social Neglect Complexity of Child Abuse and Child Neglect Current Issues in Physical Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse Disproportionality and Disparities in Child Welfare Empirically Based Treatments for Maltreated Children Evidence Based Treatment Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment Judicial Issues in Child Maltreatment Maltreatment Prevention Neurobiological Consequences of Neglect and Abuse Poverty and Child Maltreatment Prevention of Child Maltreatment Trends in Child Abuse Reporting

Editors and affiliations

  • Jill E. Korbin
    • 1
  • Richard D. Krugman
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Arts and SciencesSchubert Center for Child StudiesClevelandUSA
  2. 2.University of Colorado School of MedicineAuroraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7208-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7207-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7208-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-9701
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-971X
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