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