Examines findings and research about characteristics of perpetrators of physical abuse.
Abusive Head Trauma in Children: A Comparison of Male and Female Perpetrators
Esernio-Jenssen, Tai, & Kodsi
Pediatrics, 127(4), 2011
Evaluates the effects of perpetrator gender on victim presentation and outcomes, and perpetrator legal outcomes for abusive head trauma.
Analysis of Caretaker Histories in Abuse: Comparing Initial Histories With Subsequent Confessions
Child Abuse & Neglect, 30(7), 2006
Examines confessions in doctors' reports from perpetrators to determine the elements of truth in the initial statement. Results suggest that initial reports can be more helpful in recognizing child abuse and neglect by knowing which areas are more likely to be accurate.
Child Deaths Resulting From Inflicted Injuries: Household Risk Factors and Perpetrator Characteristics (PDF - 101 KB)
Schnitzer & Ewigman
Pediatrics, 116, 2005
Provides household and perpetrator characteristics related to fatal abuse in children under 5 years old.
Perpetrators of Early Physical and Sexual Abuse Among Homeless and Runaway Adolescents
Tyler & Cauce
Child Abuse and Neglect, 26, 2002
Examines abuse-specific variables, identifies perpetrator characteristics, and discusses the need for early intervention programs.
Risk for Intimate Partner Violence and Child Physical Abuse: Psychosocial Characteristics of Multirisk Male and Female Navy Recruits
Merrill, Crouch, Thomsen, & Guimond
Child Maltreatment: Journal of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, 9(1), 2004
Reports findings from a study that examined psychosocial characteristics of individuals at risk for perpetrating both intimate partner violence and child physical abuse.
Special Issue on Fathers, Physical Child Abuse, and Neglect: Advancing the Knowledge Base
Lee, Bellamy, & Guterman
Child Maltreatment, 14(3), 2009
Presents articles that focus on multiple factors that may shape both maternal and paternal risk for engaging in physical child abuse or neglect.