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ERIC Number: EJ942144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Perceptions of Child Abuse: A Comparison of Three Professional Groups in Japan
Segal, Uma A.; Iwai, Yoshiko
Children & Society, v18 n1 p16-29 Jan 2004
Japan passed its Child Abuse Prevention Act on 20 November 2000. In these early years following the passage of this Act, it is especially important to attempt to define what constitutes child abuse. Definitions and practical responses may be coloured by perceptions of service providers, and since professional culture is believed to influence individuals, this study compared the perceptions of (a) social workers, (b) physicians, (c) lawyers, and (d) the general public. Results suggested less disagreement in perceptions than was anticipated. When differences were observed, they were correlated more frequently with age and gender rather than with profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan