Neglecting the Neglect of Neglect

  title={Neglecting the Neglect of Neglect},
  author={Howard Dubowitz},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={556 - 560}
  • H. Dubowitz
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
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  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of orthopsychiatry
  • 1978
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