Patricia Jane | March 27, 2015 at 07:10 am
Families with abuse histories might be more scrutinized by social services.
It’s a widely held belief that people who were abused as children are more likely to grow up to abuse their own children, but a new study in Science suggests a more complex picture.
Different kinds of abuse and neglect have different patterns of intergenerational transmission, and there’s reason to think that certain families are scrutinized more than others, leading to biased reporting. (more…)