Confronting cruelty: Historical perspectives on child abuse
Swain, Shurlee Lesley and Scott, Dorothy. (2002) Confronting cruelty: Historical perspectives on child abuse Melbourne University Press.
|Authors||Swain, Shurlee Lesley and Scott, Dorothy|
Confronting Cruelty investigates the history of the detection and treatment of child abuse in Australia through the lens of the Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children - now the Children’s Protection Society (CPS) - from 1896 to the end of the 20th century. This book explores the inner world of a child protection agency within the outer world of the broader historical context and changes in both child protection policy and the social constructions of child abuse.
|Keywords||Historical Studies; Child abuse; Social Policy; Understanding Australia's past; Youth/child development and welfare|
|Research Group||School of Arts|
|Publisher||Melbourne University Press|
|Place of publication||Australia|
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