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NCJ Number: 156161 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Practical Guide to Assessment, Investigation, and Intervention
Author(s): S L Goldstein
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 450
Sponsoring Agency: CRC Press
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8493-9508-9
Sale Source: CRC Press
711 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book outlines investigative and interrogatory techniques to be used in the assessment and intervention of child sexual exploitation cases.
Abstract: The introductory section discusses the difficulties that law enforcement faces in investigating child exploitation, proposed changes in the law enforcement response, problems in defining what constitutes sexual exploitation, and societal attitudes toward this type of crime. The first three chapters discuss the magnitude and scope of child sexual exploitation in the U.S., describe characteristics of victims and offenders, and outline modus operandi characteristics. Two subsequent chapters focus on child pornography and child molestation. The book explores interview techniques to be used with suspected offenders and discusses various aspects of search warrants. Case management requires consideration of investigative goals, reporting and documentation, proving intent, corroborating the victim's account, collaborating with other agencies, and handling the media. 10 appendixes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child molesters; Child Pornography; Interrogation procedures; Investigative techniques; Victims of Crime
Note: CRC Series in Practicial Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations
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