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NCJ Number: 50505 Find in a Library
Title: WHAT WILL IT COST ME IF I REPORT? (FROM CHILD ABUSE AND THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD, 1977, BY M ANGELE THOMAS - SEE NCJ-50502)
Author(s): B G FRASER
Corporate Author: Council for Exceptional Children
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Sponsoring Agency: Council for Exceptional Children
Reston, VA 22091
Sale Source: Council for Exceptional Children
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THESE TAPED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS ADDRESS ISSUES OF CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT IN CHILD ABUSE REPORTING, WITH ATTENTION TO THE COST FACED BY A PERSON REPORTING SUSPECTED INCIDENTS OF ABUSE.
Abstract: THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE POINTED OUT THAT THERE ARE THREE BASIC COMPONENTS OF COSTS INVOLVED IN REPORTING CASES OF CHILD ABUSE: TIME, PERSONAL LIABILITY, AND EMOTIONAL UPHEAVAL. EACH OF THESE ASPECTS RELATE TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE NEED FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO A POSSIBLE INCIDENCE OF CHILD ABUSE AND INTERVENTION IN SUSPECTED ABUSE CASES. OTHER LEGAL IMPLICATIONS SUPPORTIVE OF CASE REPORTING ARE POINTED OUT, INCLUDING A GENERAL PROTECTIN FROM DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER SUITS. IT IS ALSO NOTED THAT ANY PERSON IGNORING A LEGAL MANDATE TO REPORT ABUSE CAN BE IN CIVIL COURT; IN 60 PERCENT OF THE STATES, THIS WOULD CONSTITUTES A CRIMINAL OFFENSE. IN MANY STATES, IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION IS AVAILABLE FOR THE REPORTING PARTY. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT CHILD PROTECTION TEAMS BE ESTABLISHED TO PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES -- MEDICAL PATHOLOGISTS, LAWYERS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND PSYCHIATRISTS -- IN ORDER THAT A DEFINITE PROGNOSIS, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT PLAN CAN BE EFFECTIVELY RENDERED. (BAC)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Child abuse; Citizen crime reporting; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Unreported crimes
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 60 MINUTES, AUDIOCASSETTE (ONE OF SIX), 1977 PRICE QUOTED IS FOR THE ENTIRE SET
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