child neglect | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Introduction / Policing 

Child neglect is the failure to provide reasonably necessary care to a child.

Neglect is often classified as a form of child abuse.

The idea of age appropriateness is often used in definitions of child neglect. For example, a teen may reasonably be left home alone for a few hours, but to leave a toddler home alone for a few hours amounts to neglect.

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Last Modified: 07/19/2021

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