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NCJ Number: 243908 Add to Shopping cart 
Title: Recognizing When a Child's Injury or Illness Is Caused by Abuse
Series: OJJDP Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: July 2014
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline; Instructional Material
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide provides information to help law enforcement differentiate between physical abuse and accidental injury during a child abuse investigation.
Abstract: This guide provides information about the many indicators of child maltreatment and abuse to help first responders and law enforcement differentiate between physical abuse and accidental injury. The guide also identifies questions that law enforcement should address during an investigation; describes how to conduct a caretaker assessment when a child is injured; and highlights ways to work with the medical community to distinguish types of injuries and bruises. Advancements in medicine have helped further distinguish between accidental and abusive injuries. An injury by itself does not indicate abuse. This fourth edition reflects the most current literature on how to distinguish between types of injuries. The history of how the injury occurred is vital when determining if abuse occurred.
Main Term(s): Child abuse investigations; Injury investigations
Index Term(s): Child abuse detection; Child abuse training programs; Criminal investigation; Investigations; Police child abuse training; Preliminary investigations; Training
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