G. Nature of Child Abuse

Author:Julien D. Payne - Marilyn A. Payne
Pages:115-115
 
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Child abuse may involve physical, sexual, or emotional oppression of children. Some definitions include economic deprivation, such as failure to provide adequate food, clothing, housing, or medical care for a child. Other definitions identify these situations as "child neglect" as distinct from "child abuse."

Physical abuse typically signifies an improper application of force that results in bruises, cuts, burns, broken bones, internal injuries and, in its most extreme form, death.

Sexual abuse is conduct that involves the sexual molestation or exploitation of children. Examples include incest, rape, sodomy, carnal knowledge, sexual touching, or procuring a child’s involvement...

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