TITLE

Child Abuse and Violence Against the Family

AUTHOR(S)
Kratcoski, Peter C.
PUB. DATE
September 1982
SOURCE
Child Welfare;Sep/Oct82, Vol. 61 Issue 7, p435
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses child abuse as a cause of adolescent violent behavior towards immediate families or caretakers. It cites several theories including, the lower socioeconomic classes being more violent, and childhood experiences affecting behavior patterns in later life. Information obtained from the Ohio Youth Commission on the delinquent adolescents, incarcerated in Ohio, showed that 26% had experienced physical abuse as children in some form. Comparisons between the data, of abused and non abused delinquent, show that 45% of the abused youth targeted family members. These youth came from families in which violence and discord was an everyday experience. The results also show that adolescent who abused family members were immature, not very verbal, and self-serving.
ACCESSION #
25219437

 

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