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The Epidemiology of Child Maltreatment

  • Raymond H. StarrJr.
  • Howard Dubowitz
  • Beverly A. Bush
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Abstract

Articles about child maltreatment appear daily in almost every metropolitan newspaper. It seems that children are being injured, molested, and even killed at an alarming rate. In an attempt to understand child maltreatment, the first question to ask is what do we really know about the extent of the problem? Answering that question is the purpose of this chapter.

Keywords

Sexual Abuse Child Maltreatment Child Sexual Abuse Physical Abuse Family Violence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond H. StarrJr.
    • 1
  • Howard Dubowitz
    • 1
  • Beverly A. Bush
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Maryland-Baltimore CountyCatonsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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