The Use of Criminal Sanctions in Child Abuse and Neglect

  • C. Aaron McNeece
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 53)


Over two million cases of child abuse and neglect are officially reported each year In the United States, but only a small proportion of those cases result in the use of criminal sanctions against the perpetrators. This paper examines the moral and empirical issues surrounding the use of criminal sanctions and reports on a pilot project in which the filing of criminal charges dramatically reduced the reoccurrence of abuse and neglect.


Child Sexual Abuse Criminal Action Orange County Criminal Prosecution Criminal Sanction 
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