Crime Against Children

Sarita Vashistha, K.K. Publications, 2012, ix, 353 p, ISBN : 9788178441221, $55.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Child Labour. 3. Child Trafficking. 4. Child Prostitution. 5. Child Pornography. 6. Child Marriage. 7. School Violence. 8. Exploitation of Children by Military. 9. Juvenile Delinquency. 10. Street Children. 11. Society and Children. 12. Children's Rights. 13. Social Laws and Children. 14. Legal Protection. 15. Case Studies. Bibliography. Index.

In our society, Crimes against Children, are a matter of concern for all sane people. Child abuse is a curse and a blot on our society. The problem is not new, but it was never focused on. However, with the passage of time, there came to be noticed some shift in public opinion about the menace. Hence, some commotion and awakening. The children in our society are molested, exploited and even raped almost everyday. Even in rapidly developing economies like India, children are widely abused by way of being lured to undergo child labour, forced to marry in their childhood and bear untold miseries.

This study throws light on the hardships, experienced by children in our society. The readers would find a detailed account of the conventions and conferences, held so far in this connection, apart from the steps taken at the governmental level, to remedy the problem. Useful suggestions have also been offered.

This book is an asset for all scholars, reserachers and social workers alike.

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