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Title: Basic Training for Child Abuse Prosecutors, Parts 1 and 2
Corporate Author: American Prosecutors Research Institute
National Ctr for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 600
Sponsoring Agency: American Prosecutors Research Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: 86-JN-CX-K001; 88-JC-CX-0002
Sale Source: American Prosecutors Research Institute
National Ctr for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These volumes present background information and resource materials from a 5-day training conference designed to prepare prosecutors to respond with maximum effectiveness to child abuse cases.
Abstract: Based on practical experience and research, the training was conducted by medical, legal, mental health, and law enforcement professionals. They explained the substantive and procedural issues that child abuse prosecutors must address. The seminar aimed to enable prosecutors to understand the dynamics and indicators of child physical and sexual abuse, be able to manage and evaluate child abuse investigations, know how to respond to the most common problems presented by child abuse litigation, be prepared to try felony child abuse cases, and take advantage of a national multidisciplinary network of experts. Topics also included medical evidence of child physical abuse and homicide, physical examinations in cases of child sexual abuse, case scenarios that exemplify common fact patterns, the special problems of urban and rural prosecutors, techniques for supporting and preparing child witnesses, and interviewing techniques for child witnesses. Other topics included stress management, the use of expert witnesses, search warrants, the role of the district attorney in multiple-victim cases, pretrial motions, hearsay and other out-of-court statements, investigation and prosecution of child neglect and child abandonment, prosecuting the juvenile sex offender, prosecutorial ethics, plea negotiations, and the assessment and treatment of sex offenders.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse and neglect hearings; Child abuse investigations; Children in the courtroom; Prosecution; Prosecutorial discretion; Prosecutors
Note: Training Seminar May 29 - June 2, 1990, Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University
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