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CONTENTS About the Editors About the Contributors Foreword Catherine Nolan Foreword Edward Zigler Preface Acknowledgments I Classification of Child Abuse and Neglect 1 An Examination of Research in Child Abuse and Neglect: Past Practices and Future Directions Margaret M. Feerick and Kyle L. Snow 2 Defining Child Abuse and Neglect: A Search for Consensus Rosemary Chalk 3 Characteristics of the Definition of Child Maltreatment: The Influence of Professional and Social Values Jeffrey J. Haugaard II Definition and Theory in Child Abuse and Neglect 4 Operationally Defining Physical Abuse of Children John F. Knutson and Deanna Heckenberg 5 Defining Child Neglect Howard Dubowitz 6 Defining Sexual Abuse Penelope K. Trickett 7 Defining Psychological Maltreatment of Children Marla R. Brassard and Kera L. Donovan 8 In Search of Construct Validity: Using Basic Concepts and Principles of Psychological Measurement to Define Child Maltreatment David Watson III Current Approaches to Measurement 9 Self-Report Approaches Sharon G. Portwood 10 Measuring Child Abuse and Neglect Using Child Protective Services Records Desmond K. Runyan and Diana J. English 11 Integrating Direct Observations and Laboratory Analog Measures in Research Definitions of Child Maltreatment David S. DeGarmo, John B. Reid, and John F. Knutson IV Social Policy Issues 12 Policy and Applied Definitions of Child Maltreatment Maryfrances R. Porter, Jill Antonishak, and N. Dickon Reppucci 13 The Impact of Information Technology on Defining and Classifying Child Abuse and Neglect Sally M. Flanzer, Ying-Ying Yuan, and Diana J. English 14 A New Look at Ethical Issues in Child Maltreatment Research Cassandra Simmel, Sally M. Flanzer, and Mary Bruce Webb 15 Conclusions and Future Research Directions Margaret M. Feerick and Kyle L. Snow Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Child abuse -- United States.
Child abuse -- Investigation -- United States.