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Crimes Against Children & the Elderly - Chapter Summary
Unfortunately, the most vulnerable members of our society are often the victims of crime, exploitation and neglect. In this chapter, you can learn about violence against children and the elderly, as well as the cycles and relationships that may feed this violence. This chapter breaks down this complex topic into quick, information-packed lessons. Important concepts are clearly defined and supported with facts and statistics, which you can access and review any time, with any Internet-connected computer or mobile device. Plus, the included quizzes will help you make sure you're understanding the material every step of the way. After finishing the chapter, you'll be able to:
- Give a clear definition of child abuse
- Describe the four major types of child abuse/neglect, as well as the effects
- Identify the characteristics of child sexual abuse
- Elaborate on the role child abuse plays in a perpetuating cycle of violence and delinquency
- Define and describe elder abuse
- Explain the social factors that can give rise to elder abuse and exploitation
1. What is Child Abuse? - Definition & Facts
Did you know that more than five children die each day from child abuse? In this lesson, learn about the different types of child abuse, general statistics, and more.
2. Child Abuse and Neglect: 4 Major Types, Characteristics & Effects
Child abuse is a major problem in our world today. Counselors must be educated in the topic, particularly the four types of abuse, their effects, and what to focus on in therapy.
3. Child Sexual Abuse: Definition & Statistics
This lesson discusses how child sexual abuse is defined and relates relevant statistics. A broad definition that covers all aspects of child sexual abuse is given along with statistics related to prevalence and outcomes.
4. Cycle of Violence: Child Abuse & Juvenile Delinquency
The number of child abuse cases that are reported on an annual basis is alarming. This lesson will examine whether a link exists between child abuse and juvenile delinquency that perpetuates the cycle of violence.
5. What Is Elder Abuse? - Definition & Statistics
This article examines the types of elder abuse as well as the warning signs. In addition, statistics are provided as to what types are most common and how prevalent the abuse is. Lastly, instructions are given if you suspect elder abuse.
6. Abusive Relationships: Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
In this lesson, we will examine the different types of elder abuse as well as some basic stats on the issue. Often related to abuse is the idea of caregiver burnout, which will also be discussed.
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Other chapters within the Criminal Justice 381: Victimology course
- The Nature of Violence
- The Victim Movement
- Victimology Overview
- Measuring Criminal Victimization
- Consequences of Crime Victimization
- Types of Violent Crimes
- Types of Property Crimes
- Intimate Partner Violence & Stalking
- Types & Effects of Sexual Assault
- Victimization at School & the Workplace
- Types of Threats & Self-Defense
- Violence Prevention