aaron benjamin jr

Aaron

Benjamin Jr.

The alleged abuse of young Aaron Benjamin Jr. and his eventual death raises a number of important questions that should be explored during the course of any investigation into this tragedy.

The research indicates an alarming phenomenon related to child abuse in America in general. A study by Murray A. Straus and others, entitled “Violence in the American Family,” observed that “seven out of 10 parents used some form of physical violence on their children in the year prior to the interviews.” Although the abuse in most cases was minor, “14 percent of the children suffered serious attacks.”