Analysis of Precedents Related to Child Abuse Cases in Child Care Centers and Its Implications

어린이집 아동학대 사건의 판례분석과 시사점 : 아동학대범죄의 처벌 등에 관한 특례법을 중심으로

  • 전병주 (충북대학교 아동복지학과) ;
  • 김건호 (충북대학교 법학전문대학원)
  • Received : 2017.02.17
  • Accepted : 2017.03.13
  • Published : 2017.04.28


In Korea, child abuse in child care centers occurs continuously, and it is becoming a social problem. The government has intensified the supervision of management in child care centers, and through strong countermeasures and prevention against child abuse, it enacted the special act on child abuse in oder to enable children to become healthy members of society. In this study, this researcher gasped the legal application on child abusers, and analysed how the punishment for abusers changed according to the application of the special act on child abuse, through examining precedents of child abuse in child care centers. 21 cases related to child abuse cases were collected by searching homepage of the supreme court and each district court in this study. As a result of analyzing the precedents, the sentence of the defendant did not increase greatly, and it differed from the criminal identification of the people in cases of child abuse on which the special act on child abuse was applied. Therefore, it can be seen that there is a demand for more rigorous legal application for abusers in order to prevent child abuse in child care centers.


Child Care Centers;Child Abuse;Precedent;Abuse Type;Joint Penal Provision


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