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Title: Criminal Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse
Series: OJJDP Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse
Author(s): Richard L. Cage M.A. ; Donna M. Pence M.A.
Date Published: 06/2006
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
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Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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
   
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