The Cultural Reinforcers of Child Abuse

@inproceedings{AlShail2012TheCR,
  title={The Cultural Reinforcers of Child Abuse},
  author={Essam Al-Shail and Ahmed Hassan and Abdullah Aldowaish and Hoda Kattan},
  year={2012}
}
Mistreating children at the hands of parents or caretakers has a long history. Sari and Buyukunal (1991), in a study on the history of child abuse, report that from ancient times up to present many societies have exercised what it is recognized today as child abuse for various reasons. On reviewing child abuse literature in the Tobkabi Museum in Istanbul, they report that in ancient Greece fathers were permitted to practice infanticide whereby many infants who had any serious malformations were… CONTINUE READING

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