Legislation Concerning Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse and Child Trafficking in India: A Closer Look

Deb, Sibnath (2015) Legislation Concerning Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse and Child Trafficking in India: A Closer Look. In Matthews, Ben & Bross, Donald C. (Eds.) Mandatory Reporting Laws and the Identification of Severe Child Abuse and Neglect. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 541-564.

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The increasing rate of child sexual abuse and child trafficking has become a serious concern for national and international policy makers. Because these acts are criminal, result in serious harms to the child, and occur in closed scenarios where the situation is concealed, it is very important for people who become aware of the acts to report the incidents to the appropriate authority. Reporting of incidents could help provide justice to the victim and penalize the perpetrators. In addition, it would help us to understand the nature and magnitude of the problem. The objective of this chapter is first to review the Indian legislation concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect, and second to consider the potential for mandatory reporting of two categories of child maltreatment in particular in the Indian context: sexual abuse and child trafficking.

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ID Code: 91655
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: child neglect, diverse nature, consequences, causes, merits of mandatory reporting of neglect, critical analysis, problems with child neglect reporting
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9685-9_25
ISBN: 9789401796842
ISSN: 2211-9701
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2016 22:35
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2016 23:47

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