Breaking Down Barriers: Navigating the Cultural Impact on Child Abuse Cases

July 2023

National Crimes Against Children Investigators Association


“This article explores how cultural influences impact the expression of child abuse and the willingness to report and cooperate with authorities during investigations. The way child physical abuse and child sexual abuse are expressed, reported, and investigated can vary significantly based on cultural factors. Understanding these cultural nuances is essential for effective child abuse investigations for a variety of reasons.”