ERIC Number: ED180157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Oct-20
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report on Analysis of Child Maltreatment-Juvenile Misconduct Association in Eight New York Counties.
Three sections comprise the final report of a project on defining and classifying the connections between child abuse and neglect and later juvenile misconduct. The first paper reports preliminary findings from a search of records from eight New York counties identifying maltreated children in 1951 or 1952 and considers the influence of four background variables: sex, religion, ethnicity, and family composition (population per household, out of wedlock birth, and parental presence in the home). A second paper examines family composition and its relationship to child maltreatment and juvenile delinquency. Among findings revealed were that being born in wedlock appeared to be associated with being an abused delinquent; the presence of a paramour in the home was associated with being a maltreated delinquent; and that a child from a large, female headed family was more likely to be a maltreated delinquent. The final section considers the effects of disposition patterns of cases on later contact with juvenile corrections agencies. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Univ., Kingston.