Child Abuse and Neglect

  • James G. Hughes
  • John A. Hunter
Part of the Critical Issues in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics book series (CIDB)


The unfortunate human tendency toward violence, starting when Cain killed Abel, constitutes a somber page in the archives of history. The record of mankind is replete with accounts of child abuse and neglect. None are more vivid than those of Charles Dickens, epitomized in his novels Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. The severely adverse conditions under which children often lived and worked during the industrial revolution, as well as the dark fate of many of Europe’s children during World War II, are modern examples of massive child abuse and neglect.


Sexual Abuse Child Abuse Physical Abuse Foster Care Subdural Hematoma 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • James G. Hughes
    • 1
  • John A. Hunter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Center for Health SciencesLe Bonheur Children’s Medical CenterMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesEastern Virginia Medical School, and Family Sexual Trauma Program, and Adolescent Unit, County Mental Health Center, Psychiatric InstituteNorfolkUSA

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