Male Perpetrators of Child Maltreatment: Findings from NCANDS

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About the Course:

Using case-level data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect System (NCANDS) for 2002, analyses of the characteristics of male perpetrators of maltreatment were conducted. The study used as the basis of this course utilized an 18-State data set of 192,392 perpetrators identified by the child protective services system during 2002. The relationship of the perpetrators to the child victims, as well as whether the perpetrator acted alone or with another person, was considered along with demographic characteristics of both perpetrators and victims, and circumstances of the maltreatment. Research questions included: 1) What are the characteristics of male perpetrators of child maltreatment? and 2) What specific patterns of child maltreatment are associated with male perpetrators? References and statistical charts are included.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

January 2005

Course Material Authors

Shusterman, Gila R.

Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc. researcher/writer.

Fluke, John D.

Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc. researcher/writer.

Yuan, Y.T.

Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc. researcher/writer.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about male perpetrators of child maltreatment. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the characteristics of male perpetrators of child maltreatment.

  2. Recognize specific patterns of child maltreatment associated with male perpetrators.

  3. Describe outcomes associated with perpetrators of child maltreatment and the influences of the presence of a mother co-perpetrator.

  4. Evaluate conclusions drawn from the course material report.

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Course Number 101404
3 credit hours
NBCC: 2.25 credit hours
Online Article
Exam Fee: $20.91
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