To assist investigators and prosecutors, APRI's National Centre for prosecution of Child Abuse - the US premier trainer of child abuse prosecutors and investigators - presents the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse, Third Edition. Readers of this manual will recieve practical, common sence assistance in handling child abuse cases from the initial report to the closing argument at trial. Appendices on the enclosed CD-ROM include hundreds of sample motions and other legal documents that can be adapted to the jurisdiction of individual readers. Now in its third edition, the manual contains the latest in case law and research on nearly every facet of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect. This is the only manual on the market specifically geared to front line investigators and prosecutors called upon to handle abuse cases.
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Robert E. Cramer, Jr.
Victor I. Vieth
About the Contributors
Introduction to the Third Edition: The Benefits of Working as a Multidisciplinary Team
Chapter I: Dynamics of Victimization
Chapter II: Investigation
Chapter III: Charging, Plea Negotiation, and Disposition
Chapter IV: Pre-Trial Motions
Chapter V: Trial
Chapter VI: Special Courtroom Procedures
Appendixes of Prosecutor's Resources Are Available on Packaged CD-ROM