History of Child Abuse

History of Child - A Brief History of Child Abuse History of Child Abuse ,inallitsforms Historically, children ,and therighttoo

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History of Child Abuse Child abuse has existed and flourished throughout history,  in all cultures and ethnic backgrounds, in all its forms.  Historically, two rights are at the core of violence against  children:   the right to own property, and  the right to own children
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History of Child Abuse Throughout history children were considered  property.  Parents had the unrestricted authority to do  to a child whatever was deemed necessary.  Usually the father made all the disciplinary  decisions.
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In many cultures, fathers had the authority to  sell, kill, maim, sacrifice or otherwise do with  a child as he saw fit.  As far back in history as ancient Rome, the  father exercised this power if the child was  born deformed, weak, disabled, or in any way  different. It was not unusual for a Roman  father to declare the child unfit to live. This practice has continued in some cultures 
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2010 for the course PSYC 386 taught by Professor Conner during the Spring '10 term at Roosevelt.

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History of Child - A Brief History of Child Abuse History of Child Abuse ,inallitsforms Historically, children ,and therighttoo

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