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NCJ Number: 151373 Find in a Library
Title: Team Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse: The Uneasy Alliance
Author(s): D Pence; C Wilson
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 176
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-5170-1
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume explains how police officers, child protection workers, prosecutors, medical professionals, and mental health clinicians can develop, operate, and maintain effective, coordinated investigative teams for fact finding, child protection, and criminal prosecution in cases of child sexual abuse.
Abstract: Intended for all professionals in practice and in training who are or will be involved in investigations of child sexual abuse, the text emphasizes that no single discipline or agency can meet the needs of abused children and their families. Chapters on investigative interviewing cover the investigative protocol, preparing for the child interview, the child interview process, corroborating interviews, and interviews of the suspect. Other chapters discuss building teams and the roles and responsibilities of each team member. The book concludes with discussion of the team decisionmaking process and decisionmaking in complex environments. Checklists, case examples, index, and 79 references (Publisher summary modified)
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Child abuse investigations; Child Sexual Abuse; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile victims
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