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  NCJ Number: NCJ 201324     Find in a Library
  Title: Attorney General Child Abduction Reference Manual
  Author(s): Raquel M. Gonzalez ; Elaine F. Tumonis ; Robin Dunham
  Corporate Author: California Office of the Attorney General
Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Date Published: 1998
  Page Count: 200
  Annotation: This document is designed for use by district attorneys and local law enforcement assigned to the investigation and prosecution of child abduction cases.
  Abstract: The manual is intended to provide useful guidance for those new to the field of parental kidnapping, and promote statewide uniformity in the handling of these cases by local prosecutors and law enforcement officers. The manual covers both domestic and international child abduction cases, and ranges from the initial investigation of a child abduction case to its resolution at trial or by other, non-criminal means. It is intended to complement the American Prosecutor’s Research Institute manual, Investigation and Prosecution of Parental Abduction (1995), which contains additional information about parental kidnapping. Chapter 1 introduces criminal parental abduction and penal code sections. Chapter 2 provides a model protocol for handling parental abduction cases: a legal mandate for law enforcement and sample agency protocols for parental abduction cases. Chapter 3 presents a mandate on California District Attorneys. Chapter 4 discusses civil statutes related to parental abduction, including procedural requirements and recognition of out-of-State custody decrees. Chapter 5 details investigation procedures. Chapter 6 describes extradition procedures, such as interstate extradition and return of the fugitive. Chapter 7 discusses the practical and philosophical considerations of charging and pretrial issues. Chapter 8 presents trial issues in parental kidnapping cases. Chapter 9 discusses international cases and locating and returning abducted children. Chapter 10 describes what to do with military cases. Chapter 11 describes civil liability in parental kidnapping cases.
  Main Term(s): Child Abduction ; Investigative techniques
  Index Term(s): Kidnapping ; Crimes against children ; Parental rights ; Child custody ; Police casework ; Missing children
  Sale Source: California Office of the Attorney General
Dept of Justice
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
United States of America
  Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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