Children and Violence

The World of the Defenceless

  • Authors
  • Einar¬†A.¬†Helander

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Einar A. Helander
      Pages 3-19
    3. Einar A. Helander
      Pages 20-35
    4. Einar A. Helander
      Pages 36-42
  3. Micro-system Violence towards Biological and Social Orphans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Einar A. Helander
      Pages 45-61
    3. Einar A. Helander
      Pages 62-77
  4. Damaging Effects of the Meso-system: Childhood Violence in Birth Families and its Consequences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Einar A. Helander
      Pages 87-132
  5. Roots of Violence

  6. The Global System: Perspectives of Human Rights, Evolution, Development and Progress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Einar A. Helander
      Pages 213-222
    3. Einar A. Helander
      Pages 223-233
    4. Einar A. Helander
      Pages 234-254
  7. Primary Child Violence Prevention by Exo-systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255

About this book


This book provides a disturbing account of the reality of child abuse. Based on data from 152 countries, Einar Helander considers the physical, societal, economic and judicial consequences of child abuse, proposing a universal, community-based prevention programme.


child abuse childhood children community Familie human rights Institution methods poverty service violence violence prevention

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36495-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-58430-3
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