A Review on The Perpetrators of Child Abuse


  • K. R. Santhosh




Child Abuse, Perpetrator, Vulnerability-Strength potentials, Value strengths


An analytical review of the studies related to the perpetrators of child abuse revealed that each minimal unit of human being has the potential to perpetrate. However, this potential need not be activated in the individuals who have good value strengths.  Identification of the factors that would make an individual either stronger or vulnerable is yet to be revealed.  However, this cannot be evaluated in a dichotomous manner, because it is multidimensional.  Notably, the vulnerable individuals are a risk of the society, for it may generate a victim at any instant.  There is a gap in the current literature regarding the methods that could be introduced to reduce the vulnerability to perpetrate.  To fill this gap, first thing that has to be done is to have a shift in focus.  Current literature is giving more focus on strengthening the potential victims.  Instead, methods to intensify the value strengths of the perpetrators are to be focused here after.  A model that may become the base of such an approach is designed and presented on the basis of Values in Action classification.


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