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SOC 341 July 25, 2007 Child Abuse o Causes Relationship between substance abuse and child abuse Stepchildren are at greater risk of being abused than biological children Higher likelihood to be abused in poor situation, than high-income More stress? Disabled children are abused at twice the rate of other kids o Abuse, neglect, and delinquency Negative mental/social effects of child abuse can be felt throughout a person’s life Victims may suffer from DID Victims may perpetuate violence
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Unformatted text preview: o 70-80% of juvenile offenders had abusive backgrounds Many delinquent still come from normal homes, however, abuse increases the likelihood o Theory Social Control Theory • Abuse disrupts the bond, delinquency is more likely Social Learning Theory • Abuse teachers that aggression is acceptable General Strain Theory • Presence of negative stimuli which leads to frustration and then aggression...
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