This paper reports the results of a regression analysis performed on 48, 499 reports of known or suspected child abuse submitted from 1974 through 1983 to the Colorado Department of Social Services Central Child Abuse Registry. Enrollments in human service programs, combined with events which precipitate enrollee use of services, and the presence of human service professionals and institutions are strongly related to the number of abuse cases reported.
Fryer, George E. Jr.
"Detecting and Reporting Child Abuse: A Function of the Human Service Delivery System,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 17
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol17/iss2/11