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Title: Child Sexual Abuse in Indian Country: A Benchbook for Tribal and Federal Judges
Corporate Author: Northern Plains Tribal Judicial Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 300
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Northern Plains Tribal Judicial Institute
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Office for Victims of Crime
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Document: PDF
Type: Reference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This looseleaf manual provides eight background articles, reports, and guidelines for use by tribal and Federal judges as reference material in connection with cases of child sexual abuse on American Indian reservations.
Abstract: The first report presents case statistics collected as part of a Federal-level child abuse and neglect mail survey administered to Indian Health Service unit directors and Bureau of Indian Affairs agency superintendents nationwide. The survey gathered information on the numbers and types of child abuse cases; the duration of abuse; victim and offender age, gender, and relationship; the role of alcohol or drug abuse. The report also provides an overview of issues related to treatment. The next articles review issues related to the question of who possesses jurisdiction over a perpetrator of a crime in Indian country and Federal laws regarding child sexual abuse. Further reports summarize Federal appellate court decisions regarding child sexual abuse, issues related to expert testimony in child sexual abuse prosecutions, and medicolegal considerations in the medical evaluation of child sexual abuse. The final articles present the Federal sentencing guidelines for child sexual abuse and an overview of the Federal victim-witness assistance program. Tables, figures, photographs, checklists, footnotes, and reference lists
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): American Indians; Appellate court decisions; Child abuse detection; Child abuse investigations; Child abuse situation remedies; Child abuse treatment; Child Sexual Abuse; Child victim interviews; Expert witnesses; Federal Code; Indian justice; Intergovernmental relations; Jurisdiction; Psychological victimization effects; Reservation crimes; Reservation law enforcement; Tribal court system; Victim services; Victim-witness programs
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