Mary Flora Bell, Jasmine Richardson, Mark Martone, Harvey Robinson, Jacob Ind, Willie Bosket, Nathan Ybanez, Carl Newton Mahan, Robert Thompson with Jon Venables, Donna Marie Wisener, Israel Marquez, Billy Isaacs, Scott Anders, Trevor Jones, Jacen Paul Pearson and Andrew Medina unfortunately this list of names is not for any meritorious occasions but rather that of juveniles who have killed and yet it is only a shear parcel of a complete list. It is a common wide held belief that children are innocent and pure, but that would contradict the above listed. Taking a life in it of itself is still one of the most horrendous things a human being can do, but some of these juveniles took it one step further committed parricide. Parricide is defined as “one that murders his or her father, mother, or a close relative” (Merriam Webster, 2013). What could have led these juveniles to act with such violence and what would seem to be heartlessness might just be something much simpler and possibly easier to understand? First it is needed for one to understand what the types of “abuse” are and how this may effect a juvenile’s actions. There are four main established categories • Physical abuse, defined as causing or allowing any non-accidental physical injury. • Sexual abuse; defined as any sexual activity, practice or instruction which either meets the criminal definition or is unhealthy for a child considering his/her age and level of development. • Psychological/Emotional abuse; refers to any acts such as intentional humiliation, causing emotional conflict, or any act that could be psychologically damaging to the child. • Neglect; defined as failing or refusing to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, emotional nurturing, or health care. (Aamondt, 2005) To say the least each one of these forms of abuse are hard to think about but this abuse does happen more often than
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What is Abuse? Abuse is not just being hit. Abuse is any action that is harmful or controlling and that affects the well being of another person. Many people use the term "Abuse" to signify physical abuse, but there are many more ways of abusing someone than beating them. Physical abuse is the most horrifying and most noticeable of them all, but it is only one of the many types of abuse. Here are some of the names for different categories of abuse: Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Psychological and Verbal abuse, Forced confinement, abuse towards pets or property, Financial abuse, and Child abuse. The two abuses that I will be focusing on will be physical and mental abuse.
Physical and emotional abuse can originate from any source but the majority of the abuse generates from parental or adult figures and is direct toward a timid figure, typically a child. The abuser commonly chooses a more timid recipient because they will be less likely to stand up against the abuser. Physical abuse is maltreatment that involves actual contact between one body part of a person and an other body part of an other person, such as hitting or slapping. Emotional abuse consists of just the opposite: maltreatment that is directed to harming the individual psychologically, such as negative comments or put downs (National Exchange Club Foundation, 2000).
Research has shown the relationship between the types of child abuse. According to some research, it has been stated that there are three major forms of child abuse: physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. Studies have also demonstrated reliable evidences to support how these forms of child abuse affects children and their adulthood relationship. According to some research performed by some authors, experts who work in the field of child-care are now able to identify and understand the psychological problems that abused victims are likely to develop later in their adulthood stage. Kathryn Hildyard and David Wolfe’s essay on child neglect mentions how child neglect affects children’s health development. Child neglect is known to be the most usual form of child abuse due to the large amount of children that have been neglected or not cared for. Kristen Springer and Jennifer Sheridan’s article on physical and mental health consequences explains how physical abuse affects children emotionally in their early stages of childhood.
Child Abuse is behavior by and adult that harms a child’s physical, mental, or emotional health and development. Some types of child abuse are neglect, and physical abuse. An example of neglect would be medical neglect. This is where the child does not get the proper medical attention needed. Some examples of physical abuse would be sexual and physiological.
Thousands of juvenile homicide cases exist in today’s world. But the hardest to understand are the ones that involve such young children. Carl Newton Mahan killed his eight year old friend May 18th, 1929 in Kentucky after the two boys had been fighting over a piece of scrap metal they had planned to sell for money (10 youngest murderers in history, Criminal Justice Degree Guide.) At the time Carl was six, when the fighting began Carl hit his friend over the head and continued to tow him to his home and threatened to shoot Cecil (his friend) if he did not give him the piece of scrap metal (10 youngest murderers in history, Criminal Justice Degree Guide.) When the boy didn’t let go Carl ended the eight year old boys life. Carl was sentenced to 15 years in reform school but was let off to remain with his parents (Kentucky six year...
Physical abuse is when you intentionally harm someone else physically. This can be in the form of hitting, punching or throwing things at another person. Emotional abuse comes in the form of name-calling, teasing, or putting down another person. Sexual abuse is any unwanted sexual contact or exploitation. This could be unwanted touching or showing a child inappropriate pictures or videos. Neglect is when a child’s basic needs are not take care of. This can mean not feeding or properly clothing your child. This can also mean ignoring a child when they are crying. Each type of abuse can do so much damage to a child’s psyche into adulthood.
Child abuse basically means any type of harm to a child 's health mentally or physically. There are many types of child maltreatment including sexual, neglect, emotionally, physically and many more, each kind can lead to different types of effects on a
Child abuse can incorporate a wide variety of abusive actions, from acts of commission, to lack of action or omission (Kliegman, 1997). Abuse can start even before the birth of a child, such as maternal drug abuse and failure to seek the usual prenatal health care during pregnancy. After birth, child abuse is divided into four basic forms, and each area overlaps into another. The four areas are physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and emotional abuse.
The dictionary defines child abuse as the mistreatment of a child by a parent or guardian, including neglect and beating. The concept of physical discipline has been so normalized, that the already thin line between discipline and abuse is now blurred. When a child makes a mistake and the result is receiving spankings, they are taught that mistakes equals violence.
Child abuse is when a parent, caregiver, or guardian fails to act, causing injury, emotional harm or risk to a child, and in severe cases, death. There are 3 main forms of child maltreatment, including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Emotional abuse of a child is a behavioral pattern that impairs a child 's development emotionally or sense of self-worth. Emotional abuse is often difficult to intervene and, therefore, one may not
Child abuse is a very serious problem that continues to happen all over the world. The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, defines child abuse as a failure to act as a parent or caregiver which results in physical/emotional harm, sexual abuse, and in some cases death. There are many different types of child abuse such as emotional, physical, neglect, and sexual. With each type of abuse there are warning signs you can spot before it is too late. When a child is abused there is a huge possibility that it can cause them to have many long term effects.