On the incidence and prevalence of child maltreatment: a research agenda.

Academic Article


  • Research on child maltreatment epidemiology has primarily been focused on population surveys with adult respondents. Far less attention has been paid to analyzing reported incidents of alleged child maltreatment and corresponding agency responses. This type of research is however indispensable to know how well a child protection system works and if the most vulnerable are identified and served. Notable findings of child maltreatment epidemiological research are summarized and directions for future studies discussed.
  • Authors

  • Jud, Andreas
  • Fegert, Jörg M
  • Finkelhor, David
  • Publication Date

  • 2016
  • Keywords

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Research
  • Injury (total) Accidents/Adverse Effects
  • Injury - Childhood Injuries
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatric
  • Violence Research
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 17
  • Volume

  • 10
  • Issue

  • 1