Confronting Cruelty
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Confronting Cruelty : Historical Perspectives of Child Protection in Australia

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Confronting Cruelty investigates the history of the detection and treatment of child abuse in Australia through the lens of the Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children - now the Children's Protection Society (CPS) - from 1896 to the end of the 20th century. This book explores the inner world of a child protection agency within the outer world of the broader historical context and changes in both child protection policy and the social constructions of child abuse.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 141.2 x 200.7 x 18.5mm | 462.67g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • facsimiles, , portraits
  • 0522849989
  • 9780522849981
  • 662,381

About Dorothy Scott

Dr Dorothy Scott is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Melbourne. She is a leading figure in the field of child protection in Australia, and is well known to ABC radio listeners for her contributions on child abuse and neglect. Dr Shurlee Swain is a Senior Lecturer in History at the Australian Catholic University and a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Melbourne. She has published widely in social welfare history.show more