Based on 40 in-depth qualitative interviews with professionals, including law-enforcement personnel, educators, and mental health and health-care professionals, this chapter presents a study that describes and analyzes an insider’s view of the ways in which child abuse professionals perceive and understand the disclosure of violence. We found that disclosure is a function of social processes related to the values, ideologies, ways of thinking, and interests of the various social agents involved in the process. Thus, disclosure is not an objective fact-finding process and the subsequent assignment of visibility and proper societal reaction, but rather a social construction.
|Title of host publication||Child Maltreatment|
|Subtitle of host publication||Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - 2015|
|Name||Child Maltreatment: Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy|
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- Child abuse
- Child protection
- Psychology of reporting
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Psychology (miscellaneous)
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)