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Child abuse and protection: August 2010


Journal articles

  • Child protection and adult crime : using investigator assignment to estimate causal effects of foster care / Joseph Doyle
    Journal of political economy 116(4) Aug 2008: 746-770
    Summary: Children on the margin of placement are found to be two to three times more likely to enter the criminal justice system as adults if they were placed in foster care
  • Effects of federal legislation on the commercial sexual exploitation of children / William Adams, Colleen Owens, Kevonne Small and United States. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Juvenile justice bulletin (OJJDP). Jul 2010:12 p
    Summary: Describes the findings of a study that the Urban Institute conducted to examine the effects of the passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) on the federal prosecution of commercial sexual exploitation of children(CSEC) cases.
  • Examination of the consistency of interviewer performance across three distinct interview contexts / Martine B Powell, Cristina Cavezza, Carolyn H Hughes-Scholes and Mark Stoove
    Psychology, crime and law no. 16 7: Sep 2010
    Summary: The current study examined the consistency of investigative interviewers' performance across three distinct interview paradigms: (a) a mock interview where an adult actor played the role of a child recalling abuse, (b) a mock interview where a school child recalled an innocuous event that was staged at the child's school, and (c) a field interview where the interviewer elicited a statement of abuse from a child.
  • Intra- and extra-familial child molestation as pathways building on parental and relational deficits and personality disorders / S Bogaerts
    International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology 54(4) Aug 2010: 478-493
  • Loving fathers? Implications of state intervention / Janice Sim
    University of Tasmania law review 28(2) 2009: 242-264
    Summary: Argues that replacement of a dysfunctional parent by State intervention can increase child endangerment.
  • Northern Territory National Emergency Response revisited / Andrew Hemming
    Psychiatry, psychology and law 17(3) Aug 2010: 438-463
  • 'Sex, lies and videotapes' : gathering and assessing evidence of child abuse in family law cases / Daryl J Higgins
    Psychiatry, psychology and law 17(3) Aug 2010: 398-411
    Summary: Describes the gap between Commonwealth and State/Territory responsibilities and mechanisms, and data from a recent evaluation of an innovative program designed to bridge this jurisdictional gap: the Family Court of Australia’s ‘‘Magellan’’ case-managementmodel.
  • The use of cross-jurisdictional population data to investigate health indicators of child maltreatment / Melissa O' Donnell, Natasha Nashar, Helen M Leonard, Richard P Mathews, Yvonne G Patterson and Fiona J Stanley
    Medical journal of Australia 193(3) 2 Aug 2010:
  • Violence in the family : an integrative approach to its control / Hjalmar van Marle
    International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology 54(4) Aug 2010: 475-477
    Summary: Suggests an integrated approach to the classification of perpetrators of all types of family violence to allow the various disciplines researching the topic to integrate their findings and find better ways of approaching the problem.