Chapter 3. Gender, Child Maltreatment and Young People's Offending

  1. Brid Featherstone professor1,
  2. Carol-Ann Hooper senior lecturer2,
  3. Jonathan Scourfield Reader and
  4. Julie Taylor Professor3
  1. Carol-Ann Hooper senior lecturer

Published Online: 30 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684771.ch3

Gender and Child Welfare in Society

Gender and Child Welfare in Society

How to Cite

Hooper, C.-A. (2010) Gender, Child Maltreatment and Young People's Offending, in Gender and Child Welfare in Society (eds B. Featherstone, C.-A. Hooper, J. Scourfield and J. Taylor), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684771.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Bradford, UK

  2. 2

    University of York, UK

  3. 3

    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, UK

Author Information

  1. University of York, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470681862

Online ISBN: 9780470684771

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Keywords:

  • gender, child maltreatment and young people's offending;
  • child maltreatment and young people's offending;
  • maltreatment and troubled and troublesome young people's difficulties;
  • child maltreatment - physical;
  • sexual and emotional abuse and neglect;
  • children's vulnerability to abuse - socio-economic status, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation;
  • maltreatment and offending – complex and gendered pathway;
  • relative invisibility of maltreatment;
  • higher levels of maltreatment and victimization amongst girls;
  • small black and minority ethnic (BME) samples;
  • increased risk of offending and maltreatment across ethnic groups

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Gender andmaltreatment – an overview

  • Maltreatment and offending – a complex and gendered pathway

  • Conclusion and Implications

  • References