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NCJ Number: 66150 Find in a Library
Title: CHILD MOLESTERS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Police Science Services, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Sponsoring Agency: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Police Science Services, Inc
Niles, IL 60648
Publication Number: PSS 823
Sale Source: Police Science Services, Inc
6633 West Howard Street
Niles, IL 60648
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TO AID POLICE INVESTIGATORS, THIS SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION DISCUSSES CHILD MOLESTERS AND THEIR VICTIMS, DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURAL PHASES INVOLVED IN A REPRESENTATIVE CASE, AND OFFERS PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS TO AID POLICE.
Abstract: ALTHOUGH CHILD MOLESTERS BELONG TO ALL RACES, ALL LEVELS OF SOCIETY, AND ALL LEVELS OF INTELLIGENCE, THEY ARE USUALLY MALES RANGING IN AGE FROM 17 TO 68 YEARS WHO TYPICALLY CHOOSE VICTIMS FROM THEIR OWN RACE. MANY OF THESE MEN ARE SENILE OR MENTALLY IMMATURE. MOREOVER, MOST VICTIMS RECOGNIZE THE MOLESTERS AS FAMILY MEMBERS, TRUSTED NEIGHBORS OR BABYSITTERS, OR SCHOOL TEACHERS. CHILDREN BETWEEN 9 AND 12 YEARS SEEM TO BE THE MOST FREQUENT VICTIMS. INVESTIGATIONS OF SUCH CASES INVOLVE INTERVIEWS WITH VICTIMS, THEIR PARENTS, AND POTENTIAL WITNESSES; COLLECTIONS OF PHYSICAL EVIDENCE FROM VICTIMS' CLOTHING AND A MEDICAL EXAMINATION; SEARCHES OF THE CRIME SCENE; CANVASSING THE AREA, PARTICULARLY FOR EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY; CHECKING CRIMINAL RECORDS (I.E., THE METHOD OF OPERATION FILE AND PHOTOGRAPHS); HANDLING SUSPECTS; AND PREPARING THE VICTIM/WITNESS FOR THE TRIAL. ADVICE IS GIVEN TO INVESTIGATORS FOR EACH PHASE OF THE INVESTIGATION. THE PROGRAM EMPHASIZES THAT POLICE ADOPT A SYMPATHETIC APPROACH TO BOTH THE DISTRAUGHT VICTIM AND THE SUSPECT. AN INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE AND STUDY NOTES ARE INCLUDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Child molesters; Crime Scene Investigation; Crimes against children; Criminal investigation training; Evidence collection; Interview and interrogation; Psychological victimization effects; Sex offense investigations; Victim-offender relationships
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THE KIT CONTAINS 80 COLOR SLIDES, AN AUDIOCASETTES, STUDY NOTE, AND A 32 PAGE INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE. RENTAL ALSO AVAILABLE.
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