Rush to judgment : Child protective services and allegations of sexual abuse.
Two hundred and ninety-three randomly selected cases from a child protection service agency in a large western New York county were examined to test the hypothesis that sexual abuse allegations are investigated and processed more intensively than cases alleging other types of maltreatment.
Contrary to the hypothesis, allegations of sexual abuse were substantiated at a lower rate, not investigated more intensively, and not offered more services than were other cases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Abus sexuel, Enfant maltraité, Services sociaux, Jugement, Attitude, Etude comparative, Santé mentale, Homme, Victimologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual abuse, Child abuse, Social assistance, Judgment, Attitude, Comparative study, Mental health, Human, Victimology
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0126981
Code Inist : 002B18F02. Création : 22/06/1998.