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The Cause of Child Abuse in Republic of KOREA and Search of Solution: Focused on the CRIME

Vol.1 (No.1) 2016
2016-06-30 11:36


This paper is for seeking a solution to establish a combined supporting system for child abuse prevention based on cause of child abuse and post management system.
Child abuse occurs in various places such as home, kindergarten, school, and child caring center but 80% of child abuse occurs in homes, therefore, it is more harmful than other crimes. Furthermore, the problem is that forms of child abuse by parents are becoming various and the severity and the damage from child abuse is be-coming more cruelly serious than before. According to child abuse cases which have been reported more than once, total 6,332 child abuse cases were reported to child protective services for last decade. 20 child abuse cases reported in 2001 rose to 1,262 in 2010 so the number of cases reported is constantly increasing compared to consulting reports.
The number of child abuse cases reported in child protection centers across the nation were 9,199 in 2010, 10,146 in 2011, 10,943 in 2012, 13,076 in 2013, and 17,791 in 2014. The number of child abuse reported in 2014 increased up to 36% compared to 2013. The reason for this surge is that as many people became interested in child abuse through child abuse death occurred in Woolsan in 2013 and Incheon kindergarten’s child violence case occurred in January, 2015, the number of reports increased. Among the cases reported in 2014, the number of suspected child abuse cases including emergency cases were 15,025 which is 84.5%. Among the suspected child abuse cases, the number of actual child abuse cases were 10,027 which is 66.7%. Based on the statistical data, the number of child abuse crimes occurred in a year is almost 10,000 which is a very serious problem.
Child protection service needs to play a major role for solving child abuse and establishment and utilization of various connection of local community with many other related institutions and cooperation are required in stages.
Firstly, establishment of supporting system with law enforcement agencies is required.
Secondly, establishment of supporting system by a medical center is required.
Thirdly, supporting system with educational institutions is necessary. Teachers in daycare center, kindergarten, elementary, junior high, and high school have a responsibility to detect child abuse in the early stage and report child abuse to child protection center. Also, if necessary, teachers identify existence of child abuse through con-sultation with the victim’s family and provide education for parents.
Fourthly, supporting system with administrational organizations needs to be built up. Administrational organ-izations requiring an establishment of supporting system include Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs, provinces and metropolitan areas, municipal governments, sexual abuse prevention and protection of victim of the Ministry of Gender Equality.
Fifthly, establishment of supporting system with private sectors is required. The role of private sectors is to actively participate in child abuse judgement committee and volunteer workers in various professional fields pro-vide music therapy, art therapy, and play therapy to child abuse victims.
Finally, establishment of supporting system for child abuse prevention needs to be made in a level of province and metropolitan city. Based on child protection centers built in metropolitan cities, supporting system combined with law enforcement agencies, medical centers, educational institutions, administrational organization, social welfare centers, private sectors need to be built up and utilized.

Keyword:Crime, Child Abuse, Serious Social Problem, Welfare Law, Social Problem
  • Teenage SNS cyber verbal abuse affect not only mental but also physical features of daily lives, bringing experiences of rage, demoralization and senses of outrage and humiliation. Juvenile SNS cyber verbal abuse may induce mental․physical in daily lives, as well as in school lives, critically harming the personality of a victim. The thesis aims at contemplating causes and countermeasures of cyber verbal abuse in juvenile SNS language uses in such a mobility society. Thus, observing the juvenile SNS usage state, the notion and types of cyber verbal abuse is proposed. Further, based on the context, causes and countermeasures of the juvenile SNS cyber verbal abuse are considered. The thesis suggests the causes of juvenile SNS cyber verbal abuse in terms of SNS media feature, internal characteristic of the juvenile and educational aspect. In addition, a campaign to eliminate school verbal abuse by the police, mentoring curriculum associated with each social institution and character education are revised in a societal manner, and langage education to pre-vent juvenile SNS verbal abuse in an educational manner as countermeasures against the juvenile SNS cyber verbal abuse. Guiding an appropriate direction for juvenile SNS language use in the mobility society, the thesis would con-tribute to discover a meaning in educational and sociocultural aspects. Moreover, the thesis would contribute to counteracting against juvenile SNS verbal abuse and to an adequate guidance of juvenile language uses.
    Keyword:Mobile, SNS, Cyber Verbal Abuse, Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention
  • Recently, a growing number of cases of school violence at school sites have become contentious and become legal problems, and the phenomenon is deepening beyond what teachers can solve. In line with these social changes, the Act on the prevention of and countermeasures against violence in schools was enacted in 2004. However, a number of complementary points are being discussed regarding the formation and operation of an autonomous committee for countermeasures against school violence under the current law. As the autonomous committee, which plays the most direct role as a response to school violence, needs to operate efficiently, the study explored the development direction through the analysis of current statutes and prior studies. The preceding studies presented various conclusions, but in common they suggested a lack of expertise in the formation of autonomous committees. It also said it lacked counseling and other support for the victims. Based on these problems, the study presented the following improvement directions. The first is the strengthening of the professionalism of the autonomous committee. The results of the preceding studies show that non-professional parent representatives include a majority, weakening their professionalism. Therefore, the need to expand the participation of external members in order to secure expertise is recognized. The second is the expansion of exclusion and recusal and the broad-basedization of the autonomous committee. It will be necessary to expand the system of exclusion and recusal in conjunction with the strengthening of professionalism. In order to eventually resolve this issue, the broad-basedization of the autonomous committee should also be considered. The third, parents' education closest to students should be required so that education can be conducted within the home. However, since such parents' education cannot be enforced under the current law, there is a need to establish a rule to supplement it. Finally, it is necessary to bring the victims' support to reality. In order to make the support of the victims a reality, it may be possible to activate the counseling function, including professional social workers, in the form of autonomous committees. Another is the use of the expertise of the Korea Crime Victim support Center. This improvement will serve as a positive aspect of the autonomous committee's activities to reduce school violence.
    Keyword:Criminal, School Violence, Autonomous Committee, Crime Prevention, Strengthening of the Professionalism
  • Smart Home, also known as Home IoT, refers to the product, service and solution remotely monitoring, controlling and operating domestic devices through the connection to the wireless network with mobile phones and computers. Smart Home has been developed into diverse versions, however its security still owns vulnerability in its device, network and privacy. Considering Smart Home security employs Public network, thus it is relatively more vulnerable than the ones, such as Smart Factory with Private network. Smart Home devised for convenience and safety of lifestyles may result in a disaster in private lives, if its security vulnerability is not resolved. The thesis examines past security threat cases in Smart Home environment, analyzes them in three different aspects – device, network and privacy – then would propose a counter-measure against the threats.
    Keyword:IoT, Smart Home, Hacking, CCTV, Security
  • A country is responsible for the safety of the people. It would be ideal for the police to protect the safety of all people and, if it is possible, the private security industry, would not develop any further. However, the crime rate of South Korea has continued to rise and the safety services provided by the country are limited. It is because it is impossible to predict when, where, and how a dangerous situation may occur. The “Security Services Industry Act” was enacted to foster the private security industry sound and healthy. It was enacted in 1976 and has been revised 26 times. The amendments of the "Security Services Industry Act" can be divided into partial amendments, amendments due to other law and full amendments The amendments due to other law mean the changes due to other law. The name change of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security is a representative example. Additionally, it was revised due to the changes in “Criminal Act”, “Punishment of Violences, Etc. Act”, “Civil Act”, “Presidential Security Act”, and “Administrative Procedures Act”. However, these amendments mostly did not affect the pur-pose of the "Security Services Industry Act" much. The overall amendment trend was addition and reinforcement, rather than deletion or alleviation. Although it is one of the main subjects responsible for the security of South Korea, it has been growing quantitatively without extending the scope of the private security industry and dele-gating appropriate authorities. In terms of the past 26 revisions, the quantity of it has grown explosively from the enactment in 1976 to 2001, when it finally had the current business areas(i.e., facility security, escort security, personal security, machine security, and special security) and from 2002 to 2012, when the capital requirement was lowered, the responsibility principle began to be applied to the punishment provisions, and the dual task prohibition was removed. It has grown qualitatively from 2013, as regulations were strengthened: the collective civil complaint site was designated, the prohibition period of a sexual criminal was increased, and the prohibition for influencing the hiring of underqualified or unqualified personnel was introduced. The amendments of the “Security Services Industry Act” are supposed to develop the private security to the next sound level, maintain the national order, and protect the social safety. If the private security violates laws or adversely affects the public order, it should be sanctioned and punished strongly. However, it is necessary to give righteous authority and add more tasks such as private investor service or traffic regulation to security guards, as subjects responsible for social safety, for effectively maintaining the national order and protecting social safety effectively.
    Keyword:Security Services Industry Act, Private Security, Social Safety, Enactment and Amendment, South Korea
  • Purpose; Internationally increasing terror risks is no longer an issue of particular states, but of all, unsafe from terrorism at any time. At a point which effective countermeasures against incrementing terrors and cyber terrors, the thesis proposes a Big-Data based Anti-terrorism system. The suggested system captures terror cells via surveillance systems, collects relevant data to the cell, terrorists and their supporters online and offline and analyzes the tremendous amount of data via Big Data, thus maintains high level of monitoring on captured terror cells in accordance with the analysis results or blocks pertaining terror networks transfer all data to the terror response center for elimination of the cells. To effective utilize the anti-terror system proposed in the thesis, cooperation for general citizens and legal supports by the government are necessary for reading and collecting private information. Specialists throughout the world have been asserting, civil and institutional cooperations are essentially required to cope with international crimes and terrors. Measures to keep balance between international security and personal information protection are needed.
    Keyword:Crime Prevention, Terror, Big Data, Data Mining, Network
  • The research analyzes relevant risk factors to crime prevention among safety elements, reducing life quality index of Jecheon-si citizens, and direct causal factors in cause and effect relationship, hence accordingly suggests a safe city construction plan via joint citizen, the government and the academia network cooperation. To achieve such an objective, correlations between crime types and rates in Jecheon, in Chungcheongbuk do province and in all cities are comparatively analyzed. Proposing effective safety measures against crimes based on the research results of Jecheon, characteristic analysis of crime occurrences in Jecheon an d its tailored anti crime safety module system should be established, through practices by joint cooperation among citizen, the government and the academia network. Then, according to regional crime types in Jecheon, various crime prevention programs will actively need to be developed and operated.
    Keyword:Crime Prevention, Jecheon-si, Regional Characteristic, Anti-Crime Safety Model, Citizen
  • This study was designed to identify the perception towards social minorities and the variables which influence such perception for 230 preliminary police trainees of the Central Police Academy. The data were collected through the survey questionnaires and a multiple regression analysis was performed to conduct frequency analysis, descriptive statistics, and learn about the sense of social distance. The analytical results are as follows. The average value of the sense of social distance towards sexual minorities perceived by the police trainees was 3.65 or higher, whose average difference was not clear, yet the average value(3.07) was lower than the other questions for the questions on whether they are acceptable as members of the family. Examining the results of the final regression analysis performed, it was shown that social minorities related training experience, stereotypes about sexual minorities, and negative emotions about sexual minorities had a significant influence on the police trainees’ sense of social distance towards sexual minorities. This indicated that those with the training experience related to social minorities had a less sense of distance, and that the more and higher the stereotypes and negative emotions towards sexual minorities, the larger the sense of social distance. This study is meaningful in that it presented the relationship between the sense of social distance and the factors of influence about the sexual minorities for the police trainees who will become the preliminary police officers.
    Keyword:Sexual Minorities, Preliminary Police Officers, Sense of Social Distance, Negative Emotions, Negative Stereotypes
  • The thesis aims at proposing countermeasures against verbal violence at school with its causes segmented into educational psychology and social aspects by identifying conditions of children from multi-cultural family suffering from verbal violence at school through psychological and social analysis to have the children be involved into senses of belonging and identity, not only at school but also in Korean society, from a macroscopic perspective. Therefore, the research monitored the school violence conditions against children from multi-cultural families and pertinent countermeasures, and identified the seriousness of, particularly, verbal violence among various school violence against the children, based on the result of 2015 National Multi-cultural Family Condition Survey. Verbal violence induces serious damage to the character of victims and it leads to further negative influences not only on psychological but also physical manners in daily lives, suffering from anger, helplessness, demoralization and senses of outrage and humiliation. The research analyzed the causes of such verbal violence from psychological and social perspectives based on school verbal violence conditions of children from multi-cultural family. Psychologically, it is analyzed as desire to raise self-esteem, exposure to anger, compensation to inferiority anger, emotional tension relief and defense mechanism to physical violence control of a speaker. From social perspective, it is analyzed as a mean of fellowship reinforcement, disclosure of authority and mechanism to maintain interpersonal relationship via interest inducement. As countermeasures against school verbal violence, a campaign to eliminate school verbal violence and a mentor system and humanistic education associated with various social institutions executed by the police are discussed, and needs of language programs and multi-cultural education to prevent school verbal violence are suggested from psychological and social manners respectively.
    Keyword:Crime Prevention, Children from Multi-Cultural Family, School Violence, Verbal Violence, Multi-Cultural Education
  • The purpose of this study is to analyze present condition and problem of game rating system in Korea. Consequently this study will offer effective ways to review rating and to reduce on-line crime. As the technology of game consoles advances and the age brackets of game consumers expand, computer and video games have been diversified both in content and expressions. Given this phenomenon, social requirements have intensified, and a typical requirement is related to the influence that the content of a game may have on young people. In reality, increase of on-line game user caused various social problem. In addition, item-related crime of on-line has been increased lately because of growing on line market. In connection with this situation, the academic world has been interested in the game rating system to control social problems of online-games effectively. To fulfill those social need, the Game Rating and Administration Committee was established in December, 2013 under The Game Industry Promotion Act(abbreviated as Games Act) as a public organization for fostering the sound game culture and developing the game industry in Korea. In rating games or entertainment software pursuant to Article 21 of the Games Act, the Game Ratings Board shall ensure the ethical and public nature of games, protect children and youth, and respect the creativity and autonomy of the games. Games provided under Article 2 subparagraph 1 of the Games Act shall be reviewed by the Board when they are produced for sale or provision for use. Korean game rating system is the advanced system to control social problems of online-games effectively. But reform measures have to be asked to solve the performance problems. We suggest the followings. First, to pass on information to game rating, the introduction of various cooperation strengthening method like ESRB is required, and all this depends on the growth of partnership. Second, it is required content descriptor regulations to prevent the game addiction of users. Addiction criteria for games shall be by internet game addiction diagnostic scale. Third, The Game Act will need to be updated to reflect recent changes in Korean game culture similar to the CERO in Japan. Finally, rating system in Korea is not considering Interactive Elements. And with the introduction of Interactive Elements, game users will have greater information of on-line games.
    Keyword:Game Crime, Juvenile Delinquency, Game Rating, GRAC, Game Addiction
  • The main goal in this study was to assess the impacts of social and physical disorders on individual level of informal social control. The data used in this study were collected from 700 male and female respondents living in Daegu Metropolitan City, the third largest city in South Korea. The results from HLM(Hierarchical Linear Regression Model) analysis, unlike previous findings, have shown that community disorder has no effects on informal social control. Both social disorder and physical disorder show no significant effects on informal social control. Meanwhile, residential stability has a significantly positive impact on informal social control. In addition, among demographic variables, gender and age are significant predictors. The male respondents are more likely to respond the higher level of informal social control than the females. Age is also positively related to the level of informal social control. This study in this field of research is almost the first attempt to apply for HLM statistical technique in South Korea. It is needed more researches to use the nested data for studying community and social problems in South Korean Community of Criminal Justice and Criminology.
    Keyword:Community, Disorder, Informal Social Control, Residential Stability, Concentrated Disadvantage