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NCJ Number: 120275 Find in a Library
Title: Interference With Custody: Guidelines for Police
Author(s): S M Wauters; R Peck; J Mindak
Corporate Author: Ocean Cty Prosecutor's Office
Ocean Cty Court House
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: Ocean Cty Prosecutor's Office
Toms River, NJ 08754
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description; Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These guidelines explain the procedures that police in Ocean County (N.J.) should use in handling cases of parental kidnapping of a child in the custody of another parent or guardian.
Abstract: The manual explains the New Jersey, Federal, and international laws related to interference with custody and outlines the sources of information and technical assistance in handling cases of child snatching. It also provides a step-by-step outline of the actions to take in investigating a case, with suggestions for verifying custody, interviewing family members and others, obtaining information from agencies in both the public and private sectors, and using the judicial system. Suggestions are also given for surveillance, apprehension of the abductor, and recovery of the child. Guidelines are given for the appropriate actions by the custodial parent or guardian and county law enforcement agencies. Checklists and forms included.
Main Term(s): Child Abduction
Index Term(s): Child protection laws; New Jersey; Police policies and procedures
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