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NCJ Number: 158444 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: 1993
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-307
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 four 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 June 1993.
Abstract: Directed mainly to prosecutors, the presentations and discussions focused on issues such as victims' recanting of testimony, the admissibility of evidence, hearings, interactions with victims and suspects, and the need for followup investigations and interviews with witnesses if delays occur before the trial. Issues related to trial preparation, witness credibility, and various other aspects of the prosecution of cases of child sexual abuse were also examined.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse investigations; Child Sexual Abuse; Juvenile witnesses; Prosecution; Recanting testimony; Sexual assault victims; Witness credibility
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 4 audio cassettes, from First National Colloquium, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Chicago, Ill., June 25-26, 1993
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