Criminal Justice-coas | Child Maltreatment and the Law
P680 | 1440 | Levesque


This intensive seminar examines the nature, causes, consequences and societal reactions to
various forms of child maltreatment.  Institutional and individual forms of maltreatment will be
explored.  Discussion will center on the complex relationship between these two forms of
maltreatment.  Thus, for example, we will examine how the failure of anti-poverty strategies and
the unavailability of health services may be linked to child fatalities, "drug babies," sexual
exploitation, and psychological abuse.  In addition, we will examine how these abusive
conditions contribute to problem behaviors, such as running away from home, prostitution,
suicide, etc.  Discussions also will examine the difficulty of enacting appropriate reform efforts.
Class Meeting: One 150-minute seminar each week (R, 5:45-8:15P, SY 004)
Instructor: Roger Levesque, Criminal Justice Department