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Protecting Children in the Age of Outrage

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This book proposes what, to many professionals in the child welfare field, will appear a radically different explanation for our society's decisions to protect children from harm and for the significant drop in substantiated child abuse numbers. At the centre of this conceptual and analytic approach is the contention that social outrage emanating from horrific and often sensationalised cases of child maltreatment plays a major role in CPS decision making and in child outcomes. The ebb and flow of outrage, we believe, invokes three levels of response that are consistent with patterns of the number of child maltreatment reports made to public child welfare agencies, the number of cases screened-in by these CPS agencies, the proportions of alleged cases substantiated as instances of real child abuse or neglect, and the numbers of children placed outside their homes. At the community level, outrage produces amplified surveillance and a posture of "zero-tolerance" while child protection workers, in turn, carry out their duties under a fog of "infinite jeopardy."

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Author(s):
Radha Jagannathan; Michael J. Camasso
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2013
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0195176960
ISBN-13:
9780195176964
Number of pages:
249
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Protecting Children in the Age of Outrage

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This book proposes what, to many professionals in the child welfare field, will appear a radically different explanation for our society's decisions to protect children from harm and for the significant drop in substantiated child abuse numbers. At the centre of this conceptual and analytic approach is the contention that social outrage emanating from horrific and often sensationalised cases of child maltreatment plays a major role in CPS decision making and in child outcomes. The ebb and flow of outrage, we believe, invokes three levels of response that are consistent with patterns of the number of child maltreatment reports made to public child welfare agencies, the number of cases screened-in by these CPS agencies, the proportions of alleged cases substantiated as instances of real child abuse or neglect, and the numbers of children placed outside their homes. At the community level, outrage produces amplified surveillance and a posture of "zero-tolerance" while child protection workers, in turn, carry out their duties under a fog of "infinite jeopardy."

Hardback with dust jacket. Used, as new.

Author(s):
Radha Jagannathan; Michael J. Camasso
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2013
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0195176960
ISBN-13:
9780195176964
Number of pages:
249
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Protecting Children in the Age of Outrage

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