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ERIC Number: EJ844468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
The Abuse of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Thornberry, Catherine; Olson, Karin
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v33 n1-2 p1-19 2005
The abuse of people with developmental disabilities has a long and horrific history, which extends from prehistoric to current times. Only in the past 20 or 30 years has society recognized that this abuse is a serious social problem and, with this recognition, research has been carried out on the topic. The limited research that has been done suggests differing causes for making this population so vulnerable to abuse. What is not under dispute is the fact that this abuse continues to this day, both in institutionalized care settings and in family care settings. This manuscript is an attempt to integrate the principal research findings.
J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. 6-102 Education North, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-4505; Fax: 780-492-1318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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