College Student Perceptions of Whether Child Abuse Influences Crime

Courtney D Green, Tennessee State University


This research explores child abuse, which includes sexual, physical, verbal abuse and neglect, is a major social problem. This paper focused on measuring the perceptions of students and their beliefs as it related to whether child abuse was associated with later crime. As of the most negative outcomes, crime is the focus of this study as it has a potential result of child abuse that impacts society tremendously. This thesis addressed limitations that existed in the literature as it relates to child abuse by examining the perspectives of the student body at Tennessee State University. This research examined different forms of child abuse including sexual, physical, and emotional/verbal, and the long-lasting implications of such as well as examined the extent to which the effects of child abuse vary with socioeconomic status, gender, and race by critiquing other scholarly articles and studies.

Subject Area

Social research|Criminology

Recommended Citation

Courtney D Green, "College Student Perceptions of Whether Child Abuse Influences Crime" (2010). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1483780.