Graduation Year


Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Reader 1

Nicholas Kacher

Reader 2

Eleanor Brown


This study posits the question, what is the relationship between child maltreatment and adult incarceration at the county-level, and how can we utilize an understanding of it to inform child welfare strategies? Child maltreatment is a public health crisis and an obstacle to the United States Economy. Inspired by my high school capstone project on the connection between the foster care and criminal justice systems, I entered this project hoping to add to the myriad of literature that influences child welfare policy throughout California and the broader United States. This project serves to culminate my college career and exemplifies my studies at Scripps College and Pomona College as a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major and a Psychology minor.

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