Child Maltreatment: An Introduction

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Cindy Lou Miller-Perrin, Robin D. Perrin
Sage Publications, 2007 - Psychology - 475 pages
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Praise for the First Edition:

"Child Maltreatment: An Introduction is the only textbook currently available that is suitable for undergraduate students and provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of child abuse and neglect…. Miller-Perrin and Perrin should be commended for their success."

-June Madsen Clausen, University of San Francisco

Thoroughly updated and expanded, the Second Edition of Child Maltreatment: An Introduction disseminates current knowledge about the various types of violence against children. Uniquely offering both a psychological and sociological focus, this core text helps students understand more fully the etiology, prevalence, treatment, policy issues, and prevention of child maltreatment.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Presents informal interviews with prominent professionals in the field of child maltreatment to help prepare students for related careers
  • Provides several new chapters, including separate chapters on psychological maltreatment and child neglect, controversial issues in the field, key child welfare and legal issues, and practice and policy considerations
  • Offers expanded coverage within chapters to address contemporary issues such as Internet exploitation, bullying, and the psychological impact on professionals
  • Features enhanced pedagogy, including chapter summaries, supplemental text boxes, case studies, an informative appendix, and a glossary

Instructor’s Resources on CD:
Instructor’s Resources on CD, including a test bank and much more, are available to qualified adopters of Child Maltreatment, Second Edition.

Intended Audience:
This is an ideal core text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying family violence, child maltreatment, family sociology, child welfare, and social work in the departments of Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, Social Work, Criminology, and Education.

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About the author (2007)

Cindy L. Miller-Perrin is currently Professor of Psychology and Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Social Science at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She is also a clinical child psychologist and has worked with developmentally delayed, maltreated, and other troubled children and their families. She has coauthored three books, including Child Sexual Abuse: Sharing the Responsibility (with S. Wurtele, 1992), Child Maltreatment: An Introduction (with R. Perrin, Sage, 1999, 2007), and Family Violence Across the Lifespan (with O. Barnett & R. Perrin, Sage 1997, 2005, 2011). She is also the author or coauthor of numerous articles and book chapters on topics including child sexual abuse prevention, perceptions associated with child maltreatment, family violence, and psychology and religion. She enjoys teaching and researching with undergraduates and is the recipient of the 2008 Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence. She received her doctorate from Washington State University.

Robin Perrin received his doctorate in sociology from Washington State University in 1989. Following his doctoral studies he was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. Currently he is Professor of Sociology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Perrin's research interests and publications are in the areas ofnbsp;family violence,nbsp;deviance theory, the social construction of social problems, and thenbsp;sociology of religion. He is the coauthor of three books; Social Deviance: Being, Behaving, and Branding (with David Ward and Tim Carter, Allyn and Bacon, 1991), Child Maltreatment: An Introduction (with Cindy Miller-Perrin, Sage, 1999), and Family Violence Across the Lifespan (with Ola Barnett and Cindy Miller-Perrin, Sage, 1997, 2005). He is also the author or coauthor of numerous articles on a variety of topics including the Satanism scare, the growth of conservative churches, the relationship between religious commitment and honesty, and religion as deviant behavior. Perrin teaches Introduction to Sociology, Introductory Statistics, Deviant Behavior and Social Control, and Sociology of Religion and is the recipient of the 2004 Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence.

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