Predictors of legal intervention in child maltreatment cases.

  title={Predictors of legal intervention in child maltreatment cases.},
  author={Patricia Tjaden and Nancy Thoennes},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  volume={16 6},
Using information extracted from child protective services and criminal court records, this research examines the extent and nature of dependency and criminal filings in 833 substantiated intrafamilial child abuse and neglect cases reported in Denver (CO), Los Angeles (CA), and Newcastle (DE) Counties in 1985-1986. Techniques of chi-square and discriminant analyses were used to identify factors associated with dependency and criminal filings. Results indicate that legal intervention is rare… CONTINUE READING


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