child abuse and neglect, includes all forms of physical and emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse,
neglect, and exploitation that results in actual or potential harm to the child’s health,
development or dignity. Within this broad definition, five subtypes can be distinguished –
physical abuse; sexual abuse; neglect and negligent treatment; emotional abuse; and exploitation.
Child abuse as a problem has ballooned over last decade with more and more cases coming to
light, some grave and heinous enough to shake one’s faith in humanity.
This essay analyzes an article published by Antelava Natalia. “America’s child death shame.”
bbc.co.uk, 17 October ...