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Series: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse
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2014
Law Enforcement Response to Child AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides information about law enforcement’s role in child abuse cases, from the initial call, through the investigation, to the court proceedings. July 2014. 22 pages. NCJ 243907
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Recognizing When a Child's Injury or Illness Is Caused by AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides information about the many indicators of child maltreatment and abuse to help first responders and investigators differentiate between physical abuse and accidental injury. July 2014. 28 pages. NCJ 243908
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2007
Portable Guides to Investigating Child AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Presents an overview of the 13 titles currently in OJJDP’s Portable Guides Series, which provides practical information on investigating child abuse and neglect. May 2007.
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2006
Use of Computers in the Sexual Exploitation of Children, Second EditionTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Describes the behavioral characteristics of sexual predators who target children and how these predators use computers, presents best practices for investigations involving computer evidence, and summarizes the legal principles governing the search and seizure of computer systems. December 2006. 40 pages. NCJ 214167
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Interviewing Child Witnesses and Victims of Sexual AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides practical information for law enforcement officers, child protection workers, child abuse investigators, and others who need to obtain information from children who may be victims or witnesses of child sexual abuse. This publication is not available online. July 2006. 24 pages. NCJ 214124
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Photodocumentation in the Investigation of Child AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides pointers on the selection and use of camera equipment, film, and photographic techniques that are most appropriate for use in cases of suspected child abuse. April 2006. 24 pages. NCJ 214123
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Criminal Investigation of Child Sexual AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Offers helpful suggestions for interviewing the child and other possible victims, relatives, friends, nonoffending caregivers, and suspects and provides specific questions about the child, the suspect, and their relationship. April 2006. 24 pages. NCJ 214371
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2005
Investigating Child FatalitiesTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides concise, practical information to assist law enforcement officers in investigating child fatalities in which investigators believe abuse or neglect caused or contributed to the fatal injury. August 2005. 36 pages. NCJ 209764
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2002
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Child Sexual AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Discusses how the presence of a sexually transmitted disease in a child can be used to assist in identifying or eliminating suspects in child sexual abuse cases. December 2002. 20 pages. NCJ 160940
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Battered Child Syndrome: Investigating Physical Abuse and HomicideTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Presents practical information on the circumstances that point to the willful rather than the accidental injury or death of an infant or child, the evidence required to prove it, and the techniques for obtaining such evidence. December 2002. 20 pages. NCJ 161406
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2001
Burn Injuries in Child AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Assists in distinguishing between burns that were intentionally inflicted on a child and burns resulting from accidental contact with hot objects. June 2001. 24 pages. NCJ 162424
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Child Neglect and Munchausen Syndrome by ProxyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Defines the concept of parental duty, explores the linkds between poverty and neglect, describes the ways in which children are neglected and in which cases of neglect may be detected, and discusses Munchausen syndrome by proxy. This publication is not available online. March 2001. 20 pages. NCJ 161841
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Law Enforcement Response to Child AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides information needed by law enforcement personnel to ensure consistency in child abuse investigations and offers useful suggestions on how police officers can work with physicians, respond to domestic disturbance calls, and place children in protective custody. March 2001. 24 pages. NCJ 162425
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2000
Diagnostic Imaging of Child AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series. Provides guidelines for the use of diagnostic imaging in medical evaluations designed to determine whether an injury is evidence of child abuse. March 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 161235
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Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Delineates the benefits of forming a multidisciplinary team of professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medicine, counseling, and related fields to investigate cases of child abuse and neglect. March 2000. 28 pages. NCJ 170020
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Overview of the Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse: Update 2000Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Updates Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse: An Overview, the original Bulletin summarizing OJJDP's Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse, a series designed for detectives, police officers, social workers, psychologists, attorneys—anyone who works on child victimization issues. February 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 178893
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1997
Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse: An OverviewTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Summarizes OJJDP's Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse, a series of publications that addresses a different aspect of investigating suspected cases of child abuse or neglect and that is designed for detectives, police officers, social workers, psychologists, attorneys, and others. June 1997. 8 pages. NCJ 165153
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