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NCJ Number: 120363 Find in a Library
Title: Review of 1987 Child Abuse and Neglect Case Law
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Office of Child Abuse and Neglect
Admin for Children and Families
United State

US Dept of Health and Human Services
Office of Human Development Services
United States of America

US Dept of Health and Human Services
Admin for Children and Families
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Sale Source: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Office of Child Abuse and Neglect
Admin for Children and Families
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20447
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Recently published judicial opinions from Federal and State courts concerning child abuse and neglect issues encompass social service, educational, and law enforcement sectors of the legal system.
Abstract: Traditional forums for deciding child protection cases have generally been State criminal and juvenile courts. Federal courts, however, have increasingly been called upon to decide such cases. In addition, as matters such as tort liability and custody and visitation issue in the divorce context continue to arise, State civil and domestic relations courts are being used with more frequency to decide these cases. The review of 1987 child abuse and neglect case law specifically covers Federal court jurisdiction, third party liability of investigators and reporters, child protective services, the role of physicians as reporters, the disclosure of reporter identity, and failure to report. The review also deals with the statute of limitation on tort liability of perpetrators, day care licensure, standards of evidence in juvenile courts, privileged communications, polygraph evidence, the use of anatomically correct dolls to facilitate therapy, videotape evidence, juvenile court disposition when the perpetrator is unknown, juvenile court jurisdiction, and child witness issues.
Main Term(s): Child abuse reporting
Index Term(s): Judicial decisions; Juvenile dependency and neglect
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