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

Mathews, Ben & Bross, Donald C. (Eds.) (2015) Mandatory Reporting Laws and the Identification of Severe Child Abuse and Neglect. Child Maltreatment: Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy, 4. Springer, New York & London.

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Abstract

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.

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ID Code: 86184
Item Type: Book
Keywords: child abuse, child neglect, Mandatory reporting laws, identification of child abuse, history, sex trafficking, child labour, child marriage, health law, public health, child health, law as a means to child health, socio-legal
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9685-9
ISBN: 9789401796842
ISSN: 2211-9701
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Deposited On: 06 Aug 2015 00:28
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2016 16:05

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