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ERIC Number: EJ161423
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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The "Discovery" of Child Abuse
Pfohl, Stephen J.
Social Problems, 24, 3, 310-23, Feb 77
Surveys the history of social reaction to child abuse, discusses the cultural values promoting the protection of children, points out how much pediatric radiology benefited from its "discovery" of "the battered child syndrome" in the early sixties, and concludes that the labeling of child abusers as "sick" has shielded them from criminal prosectuion. (Author/JM)
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