Child abuse is a presumed but largely untested risk factor for child homicide.
This research investigated the social and child protective service history of child homicide victims.
A pairwise matched case-control design was used to assess documented child maltreatment as a risk factor for homicide vs unintentional injury death.
Homicide victims aged 0 to 14 years were identified through Los Angeles Police Department case summaries.
Control subjects (children who died of an unintentional injury) were matched to case subjects (children who died from homicide) by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and date of death.
Mots-clés Pascal : Meurtre, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Antécédent, Enfant maltraité, Victimologie, Services sociaux, Milieu urbain, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Murder, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Antecedent, Child abuse, Victimology, Social assistance, Urban environment, California, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0422440
Code Inist : 002B18F02. Création : 199406.