ERIC Number: EJ310979
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1985
Child Abuse Incidence and Reporting by Hospitals: Significance of Severity, Class, and Race.
Hampton, Robert L.; Newberger, Eli H.
American Journal of Public Health, v75 n1 p56-60 Jan 1985
Examines variables associated with hospital diagnosis of child abuse and with the proportion of cases subsequently reported to child protection agencies. Reveals that, compared to other agencies, hospitals identified children who were Black and had more serious injuries. Asserts that reporting of child abuse is biased by class and race. (KH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A