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Making an issue of child abuse political agenda setting for social problems by Barbara J. Nelson

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Child abuse -- Government policy -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementBarbara J. Nelson.
LC ClassificationsHV741 .N39 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 169 p. ;
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3175651M
ISBN 100226572005
LC Control Number83018044

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Using extensive personal interviews and detailed archival research, she reconstructs an invaluable history of child abuse policy in America. In this absorbing story of how child abuse grew from a small, private-sector charity concern into a multimillion-dollar social welfare issue, Barbara Nelson provides important new perspectives on the /5.   Thus the book will give particular attention to the fact that during the agenda-setting process child abuse was vigorously portrayed as a noncontroversial issue. Disagreements about how best to respond to abuse were suppressed, along with the great debate over the extent to which government ought properly to intervene in family : Barbara J. Nelson. This issue of child abuse, she argues, clearly reveals the scope and limitations of social change initiated through interest-group politics. Unfortunately, the process that transforms an issue into a popular cause, Nelson concludes, brings about programs that ultimately address only the symptoms and not the roots of such social problems. Child abuse is a social problem that continuously produces a wave of concern. The State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families explains that “Abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional harm or risk of harm to another child under the age of 18 caused by a parent or other person who acts as a caregiver for the child” ().

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