Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse

ISBN-10: 0761930906
ISBN-13: 9780761930907
Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: To assist investigators and prosecutors, APRI's National Centre for prosecution of Child Abuse - the US premier trainer of child abuse prosecutors and investigators - presents the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse, Third Edition. Readers  More...

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Book details

List price: $161.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/20/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

To assist investigators and prosecutors, APRI's National Centre for prosecution of Child Abuse - the US premier trainer of child abuse prosecutors and investigators - presents the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse, Third Edition. Readers of this manual will recieve practical, common sence assistance in handling child abuse cases from the initial report to the closing argument at trial. Appendices on the enclosed CD-ROM include hundreds of sample motions and other legal documents that can be adapted to the jurisdiction of individual readers. Now in its third edition, the manual contains the latest in case law and research on nearly every facet of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect. This is the only manual on the market specifically geared to front line investigators and prosecutors called upon to handle abuse cases.

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword - Robert E. Cramer, Jr.
Preface
Acknowledgments - Victor I. Vieth
About the Contributors
Introduction to the Third Edition: The Benefits of Working as a Multidisciplinary Team
Dynamics of Victimization
Overview of Victims and Victimization
Indicators of Abuse
Child Development Factors
Reporting Abuse
Expectations of the Process
Investigation
Interviewing the Child
Assessing Validity in Sexual Abuse Cases
Common Problems Encountered in Intrafamilial Cases
Interviewing Witnesses in Sexual and Physical Abuse Cases
Additional Investigative Techniques
Allegations Involving Multiple Victims and Suspects
Medical Examinations in Sexual Abuse Cases
Interrogation of the Suspect
Child Physical Abuse and Child Homicide
Reference Materials
Charging, Plea Negotiation, and Disposition
Introduction
The Charging Determination
Plea Negotiation
Sentencing
An Evaluation of the Prosecutor's Office by the Victim
Resource List
Pre-Trial Motions
Introduction
Discovery
Additional Defense Pre-Trial Motions
Motions Regarding Similar Acts
Additional Prosecution Pre-Trial Motions
Conclusion
Resource List
Trial
Pre-Trial Preparation
Jury Selection
Opening Statement
The State's Case
Physical Abuse and Homicide: Special Considerations
Special Fact Situations in Child Physical Abuse and Homicide Cases
Rebuttal Evidence
Closing Arguments
Jury Instructions
Special Courtroom Procedures
Introduction
Use of Electronic Equipment
Courtroom Closure
Support Persons and Guardians Ad Litem
Other Special Procedures
Resource List
Case Index
Index
Appendixes of Prosecutor's Resources Are Available on Packaged CD-ROM

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