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NCJ Number: 158441 Find in a Library
Title: Targeting Special Issues in Sexual Abuse Prosecution
Corporate Author: American Professional Soc on the Abuse of Children
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: American Professional Soc on the Abuse of Children
Chicago, IL 60605
Teach 'Em Inc
Chicago, IL 60611
Publication Number: PC-453
Sale Source: Teach 'Em Inc
160 East Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These three audio cassettes present the transcript of the presentations and discussions of the special issues involved in the prosecution of child sexual abuse; the discussions were held at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children's Second National Colloquium in May 1994.
Abstract: Individual sessions focused on issues related to young children and issues related to adolescents. Participants and speakers were prosecutors and a representative of the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, a resource organization for prosecutors that has prepared a manual, publishes a newsletter, and provides other services. The discussions focused on criminal and civil cases involving child sexual abuse, judicial decisions, and individual prosecutors' own experiences with trial preparation and trials. Specific topics included interactions with detectives, issues regarding state laws, the preparation of juveniles for court appearances, interactions with parents, how to file charges, defense strategies, and others.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse investigations; Child Sexual Abuse; Juvenile witnesses; Prosecution; Sexual assault victims; Trial preparation; Witness credibility
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 3 audio cassettes, from Second National Colloquium, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Cambridge, Mass., May 4-7, 1994; PC-453
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