Child Abuse and Neglect Part 2

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In Week 12, you will submit an 8- to 10-page paper on the criminal justice topic you identified in Week 3.


For this post, provide an outline of your paper and at least five sources (in APA format) that you are using.


You will share your outline and respond to the following prompts in the class discussion:


  • Review the project proposals of at least five other students.

  • Within each of your project reviews, provide feedback on the proposed outline and suggest a peer-reviewed article, Website, or other resource the student should consider.


You will receive up to 10 points for your project outline and resource list, and up to 15 points for the discussion and feedback you provide to others.



The topic I chose was Child Abuse and Neglect. The bottom was what I wrote for week 3 assignment.



Child abuse and neglect has been an issue for years and years, but yet we are still not able to solve the problem. There are children who are physically, emotionally, and sexually abused, along with being neglected. These innocent children do not deserve such treatment. The parents might not have ever wanted children to begin with. Their children might be smarter than they were, or they never thought of the work it takes to care for child. The parents might be alcoholics or drug users and they take out their frustration on their innocent children. The parents or guardians might have been sexually or physically abused when they were kids and this is all they know. As you can see, my paper will be on all aspects of abuse and neglect. There will be many excuses some will use and unfortunately, that’s all it is, an excuse. Too many children are dying or disappearing because the parents cannot hack it. We need to find ways to protect abused and neglected children. Everyone needs to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and how the child may act.


          Children deserve to be able to live free and happy, but this is not always the case. Many children are abused in some fashion, whether it’s physical, emotional, and sexual also being neglected in some way. The person who abuses the child is sometimes very near and dear, as in a parent, a family member, teacher, babysitter, boy/girlfriend and maybe a stranger too. My paper will be on three parts of abuse: physical, emotional, and sexual. Neglect of a child will also be explained. I will define all reasons and the signs and symptoms to look for. Another section will be on how you report the person doing the abuse and also how to handle when a child gets the courage to let someone know. The last part will be on how you can help prevent child abuse in the future. Child abuse should not be taken lightly. As you read on you will understand why and how this occurs. The abuse may be “a slap, a harsh comment, stony silence, or not knowing if there will be dinner on the table” (Smith & Segal, 2014) either way it’s harmful for the child. 




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Child Abuse & Neglect. (n.d.). Child Welfare Information Gateway. Retrieved April 27, 2014, from


Definitions of Abuse. (n.d.). The center for the prevention of child abuse. Retrieved May 6, 2014, from


Hess, K.M., & Orthmann, C.M. (2010). Juvenile justice (5th Ed.). Australia: Cengage Learning/Wadsworth.


How We Do It. (2014). My Stuff Bags Foundation New Beginnings for Children in Crisis Who We Serve Comments. Retrieved May 6, 2014, from


Orthmann, C.H., &Hess, K.M. (2013). Criminal investigation (10th Ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning.


“Volunteer Your Time to Change a Child’s Life” About us-National CASA. N.p., n.d. Retrieved May 6, 2014 from,


Smith, M., & Segal, J (2014, February 1). Child Abuse & Neglect: Recognizing, Preventing and Reporting Child Abuse. Help Guide. Retrieved April 27, 2014, from

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