ERIC Number: ED176526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Relationship Between Child Abuse and Neglect and Later Socially Deviant Behavior.
New York State Assembly, New York. Select Committee on Child Abuse.
The relationship between child abuse and neglect and later socially deviant behavior was examined in two New York state studies: one in which 5,136 children identified as abused or neglected in the 1950s were followed up for later delinquent or ungovernable status, the second in which the histories of 1,963 children identified as delinquent or ungovernable were traced backward for prior involvement in child abuse or neglect cases. Amon the 11 major findings were the folloCing: as many as 50% of the families reported for child abuse or neglect has at least one child who was later taken to court as delinquent or ungovernable. In high contact counties, 25% of the boys and 17% of the girls with at least one founded maltreatment contact were later reported to a court as delinquent or ungovernable. Delinquent children who were reported as abused or neglected tended to be more violent than other delinquents. Few services were provided to abused and neglected children or their families. Children reported as abused or neglected and children reported as delinquent or ungovernable came from similar families, which were significantly different from the general population. Over half the document consists of appendixes including a search of the literature, summaries of contact data in both the 1950s and 1970s samples, and charts of such demographic data as presence of mothers and fathers in homes, out of wedlock birth status of the samples, ethnic data, and number of children per family. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Assembly, New York. Select Committee on Child Abuse.