This study explores the link between the presence of childhood trauma and adult criminal behavior. In this study, four distinct categories of childhood trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect) were examined. In addition, this study conducts a comparative analysis of the United States crime rate with that of Switzerland and Japan. This study examines and compares the policies utilized in ensuring the protection of child welfare. The ultimate goal is to provide research which may build a foundation that will assist in creating and improving policies which will ensure a child's psychological health.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Orlando (Main) Campus
Kennie, Katie A., "The Study of the Adverse Effects of Childhood Maltreatment" (2016). Honors in the Major Theses. 81.