Author(s)U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
|This manual provides guidance to State, local, and military law enforcement officials as well as Tribal police agencies regarding intervention in and investigation of child abuse and neglect cases. It explains the roles of law enforcement, nature of team investigations, investigative process, relationships with other disciplines, interview techniques, and specialized types of investigations. Topics include risk assessment, removal from home, interviewing tools, cross-cultural investigations, foster care, investigation of child deaths, monitoring telephone or personal conversations, polygraph evaluations, and arrest issues. A glossary of terms and a selected bibliography are provided.|
Table of Contents
Overview of the Child Protection System
Role of Law Enforcement in Combating Child Maltreatment
The Investigative Process
Special Considerations for Interviewing Children
Special Types of Investigations
Special Investigative Techniques
Issues in Arrest
Glossary of Terms
Suggested Citation(s): Pence, D., Wilson, C., & U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (1992). The role of law enforcement in the response to child abuse and neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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