Find statistics on child fatalities due to child maltreatment, as well as research on risk factors and perpetrator characteristics.
Child Maltreatment Deaths in the U.S. National Child Death Review Case Reporting System
Palusci & Covington (2014)
Child Abuse and Neglect, 38(1)
Child Maltreatment Fatalities Related to Inadequate Caregiver Supervision
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(11)
Child Welfare Information Gateway (2013)
State Statutes Series
Discusses State laws detailing the officials and entities that have access to the confidential records of child abuse and neglect reports and investigations, the circumstances under which information may be disclosed, and the appropriate use of confidential information. It also addresses public disclosure of information in cases of child abuse-related fatalities or near fatalities and provides summaries of laws from all States and U.S. territories.
Fatal Child Abuse
Krugman & Lane (2014)
In Handbook of Child Maltreatment
Reviews the current literature on the epidemiology of fatal child abuse, the role of child death investigations in ascertaining the causes of death, the causes of child abuse fatalities, and current prevention efforts. The chapter provides recommendations for reducing the rates of fatal child abuse, including parent education in the newborn period, new parent support via home visitation, and community involvement in promoting healthy families.
The Role of Neglect in Child Fatality and Serious Injury