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NCJ Number: 157135 Find in a Library
Title: Little Lost Angel: Music Video and Sensitivity Training Manual Designed for Judges, Prosecuting Attorneys and Law Enforcement on Investigating Incest Cases and Assisting Victims of Child Sexual Abuse Through the Legal Process
Author(s): P Davis; S Clark; J Hendren; J McGinn
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: ACT for Kids
Spokane, WA 99204
Sale Source: ACT for Kids
Symons Building
South 7 Howard, Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99204
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A music video and sensitivity training manual have been developed to help judges, prosecuting attorneys, and law enforcement investigate incest cases and assist child sexual abuse victims.
Abstract: Entitled "Little Lost Angel," the video and manual are intended to prepare investigators for the special needs of children during the questioning process. The video models nonthreatening interaction between child victims and law enforcement, and the manual offers guidance on the investigative process and appropriate strategies for interpersonal interaction with child victims. The manual considers reasons child victims have for not disclosing sexual abuse, the importance of protecting children after disclosure, ways of sensitively approaching children, and steps that investigators can take during the interviewing process to make children feel more comfortable. The use of interview tools, such as anatomically correct dolls, to help children tell their stories is recommended. The manual also covers sensitivity training for judges and attorneys. 3 illustrations
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Anatomically correct dolls; Child abuse investigations; Child Sexual Abuse; Child victim interviews; Courts; Criminal investigation; Incest; Interview and interrogation; Police interview/interrogation of juvenile; Police specialized training; Sexual assault victims
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