Child Abuse and Neglect: Behavioral Research, Treatment, and Theory
Aggression and Violent Behavior
Described here is behavioral theory, research, and treatment of physical child abuse. A brief history is presented, along with incidence data. Some research has shown successful behavioral assessment and treatment in child abuse; many more issues remain open for additional success with this treatment refractory societal problem. These issues are explored, along with speculation as to why there has not been more research in an area of such vital social importance.
Lutzker, J. R.,
Van Hasselt, V. B.,
Bigelow, K. M.,
Greene, B. F.,
Kessler, M. L.
(1998). Child Abuse and Neglect: Behavioral Research, Treatment, and Theory. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 3(2), 181-196.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facarticles/698