The Child is an encyclopedia of literature on the topic of child studies. Among the areas of study represented in this collection is children as crime victims. The encyclopedia is meant to be used as a reference for professionals and parents. Additionally, the book examines how different aspects of a child's identity--such as race, geographic location, and gender--might affect a child's life. Authors featured in this encyclopedia include experts in pediatrics, law, education, history, anthropology, and more.