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Child Maltreatment

Mandatory Reporting Laws and the Identification of Severe Child Abuse and Neglect

Editors: Mathews, Ben, Bross, Donald C. (Eds.)

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  • Provides the first comprehensive international coverage of key issues in mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect from their origins to the current day
  • A collection of the foremost international experts in this field cover hotly contested debates about the impact and justifiability of the laws, their optimal form, legal and conceptual issues, and practical issues and challenges
  • Situates reporting laws within a system of child welfare and family welfare, overcoming the inadequate and self-defeating divide between child protection and family welfare
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About this book

This book provides the first comprehensive international coverage of key issues in mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect. The book draws on a collection of the foremost scholars in the field, as well as clinicians and practice-based experts, to explore the nature, history, impact and justifiability of mandatory reporting laws, their optimal form, legal and conceptual issues, and practical issues and challenges for reporters, professional educators and governments. Key issues in non-Western nations are also explored briefly to assess the potential of socio-legal responses sex trafficking, forced child labour and child marriage. The book is of particular value to policy makers, educators and opinion leaders in government departments dealing with children, and to professionals and organisations who work with children. It is also intended to be a key authority for researchers and teachers in the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, education, law, psychology, health and allied health fields.

About the authors

Ben Mathews, LLB, BA, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Law at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He is also Director of Research in the School of Law and is co-Leader of the Children’s Rights and Welfare research program in QUT’s Children and Youth Research Centre. His major area of research expertise is in children and the law, with a focus on issues concerning law and child maltreatment, civil damages for child abuse, children and educational systems, medico-legal issues, children’s rights, cultural violence against children, and children’s criminal responsibility. He has conducted large multidisciplinary studies of laws regarding the reporting of child maltreatment and has published extensively in Australia and internationally, with 45 publications. His research and knowledge translation has led to changes in law, policy and practice.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Mandatory Reporting Laws: Their Origin, Nature, and Development over Time

    Pages 3-25

    Mathews, Ben

  • Who Is Maltreated and How Mandated Reporting Might Help

    Pages 27-31

    Runyan, Desmond K., M.D., Dr.P.H.

  • Competing Values and Evidence: How Do We Evaluate Mandated Reporting and CPS Response?

    Pages 33-60

    Drake, Brett, Ph.D. (et al.)

  • An Inter-reporter Analysis of Mandated Child Maltreatment Reporting in the USA

    Pages 61-75

    Kesner, John E., Ph.D. (et al.)

  • Privacy and Legal Duties to Warn About Unsafe Behaviors, Conditions, or Hazards: The Example of Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

    Pages 77-104

    Bross, Donald C.

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9685-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9684-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0074-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mandatory Reporting Laws and the Identification of Severe Child Abuse and Neglect
Editors
  • Ben Mathews
  • Donald C. Bross
Series Title
Child Maltreatment
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9685-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9685-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9684-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0074-8
Series ISSN
2211-9701
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 564
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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