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  NCJ Number: NCJ 214371   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Criminal Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse
  Author(s): Richard L. Cage M.A. ; Donna M. Pence M.A.
  Date Published: 06/2006
  Page Count: 24
  Series: OJJDP Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse
  Annotation: This report examines criminal investigations involving charges of child sexual abuse.
  Abstract: In cases of child sexual abuse, when the investigative process is carried out carefully and conscientiously, answers to question of guilt or innocence begin to emerge. This guide provides useful tools to conduct a thorough and objective investigation of suspected cases of child sexual abuse to determine whether they can be substantiated, and if so, to facilitate successful prosecution of perpetrators. Also provided are helpful hints for interviewing the child and other possible victims, relatives, friends, non-offending caregivers, and any suspects. Specific questions, including questions about the child, the suspect and their relationship, are provided. Other techniques, including search warrants, crime scene procedures, gathering physical evidence, and medical examination are also covered. Table and list of supplemental readings
  Main Term(s): Child abuse investigations
  Index Term(s): Interview and interrogation ; Evaluation techniques ; Prosecution ; Investigative techniques ; Criminal investigation training ; Sex offense investigations
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
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  Type: Guideline
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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