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Search for an Indicator of Effective Child Protection in a Re-analysis of Child Homicide in the Major Western Countries 1973–1992: A Response to Lindsey and Trocmé and Macdonald

COLIN PRITCHARD

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 26, issue 4, pages 545-563
Published in print August 1996 | ISSN: 0045-3102
e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.bjsw.a011124
Search for an Indicator of Effective Child Protection in a Re-analysis of Child Homicide in the Major Western Countries 1973–1992: A Response to Lindsey and Trocmé and Macdonald

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An analysis of child homicides published in the British Journal of Social Work, demonstrated major falls in child deaths in England and Wales between 1973 and 1988. The results were seen as one indicator of improved child protection (Pritchard, 1992a). That study, and a reply to a critique by Creighton (1993), were challenged by Lindsey and Trocmé (1994) and Macdonald (1995). This paper is a response, and takes advantage of the criticisms and new data to present evidence which confirms that there have been reductions in child homicide in England and Wales between 1973 and 1992 and that the Anglo-Welsh improvements were the best of all the major Western countries.

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Subjects: Social Work

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