Author: Samuel Tang
This report from 2009 talks about the influence of historical practices on the evolution of child laws and how family rights are treated in accordance. It finds that people have different thresholds of what is and what is not acceptable in families and thus the concept of abuse is a socially defined phenomenon. The public response to the injustices of child abuse has been insufficient in rooting out the real problem of child abuse and it marginalised certain class structures instead. Psychological findings can categorise good and bad parents without understanding specific circumstances.