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Series: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse
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2007
Portable Guides to Investigating Child AbuseTop  
 Flier, May 2007. Presents an overview of the 13 titles currently in OJJDP’s Portable Guides Series, which provides practical information on investigating child abuse and neglect. 2 pages. LT 000527.
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2006
Use of Computers in the Sexual Exploitation of Children, Second EditionTop  
 Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, December 2006. 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. 36 pages. NCJ 214167.
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Interviewing Child Witnesses and Victims of Sexual AbuseTop  
 Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, July 2006; revised from August 1996. 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. 28 pages. NCJ 214124.
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Recognizing When a Child's Injury or Illness Is Caused by AbuseTop  
 Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, July 2006; revised from December 2002. Provides practical pointers for police in determining whether a child's injuries are accidental or intentional. 28 pages. NCJ 214125.
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Photodocumentation in the Investigation of Child AbuseTop  
 Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, July, 2006. 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. 20 pages. NCJ 214123.
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Criminal Investigation of Child Sexual AbuseTop  
 Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, July, 2006; revised from May 1997. 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. This publication is not available online. 20 pages. NCJ 214371.
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2005
Investigating Child FatalitiesTop  
 Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, August 2005. 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. 36 pages. NCJ 209764.
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2002
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Child Sexual AbuseTop  
 Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, December 2002; revised from June 1996. 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. 20 pages. NCJ 160940.
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Battered Child Syndrome: Investigating Physical Abuse and HomicideTop  
 Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, December 2002; revised from August 1996. 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. 20 pages. NCJ 161406.
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2001
Burn Injuries in Child AbuseTop  
 Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, June 2001; revised from May 1997. Assists in distinguishing between burns that were intentionally inflicted on a child and burns resulting from accidental contact with hot objects. 24 pages. NCJ 162424.
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Child Neglect and Munchausen Syndrome by ProxyTop  
 Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, March 2001; revised from September 1996. Defines the concept of parental duty, explores the links 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. 20 pages. NCJ 161841.
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Law Enforcement Response to Child AbuseTop  
 Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, March 2001; revised from May 1997. 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. 24 pages. NCJ 162425.
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2000
Diagnostic Imaging of Child AbuseTop  
 Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, March 2000; revised from July 1996. Provides guidelines for the use of diagnostic imaging in medical evaluations designed to determine whether an injury is evidence of child abuse. 16 pages. NCJ 161235.
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Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child AbuseTop  
 Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, March 2000; revised from November 1998. 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. 28 pages. NCJ 170020.
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Overview of the Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse: Update 2000Top  
 Bulletin, February 2000. 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. 12 pages. NCJ 178893.
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1997
Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse: An OverviewTop  
 Bulletin, June 1997. 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. 8 pages. NCJ 165153.
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