Legal issues in child abuse and neglect

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Sage Publications, Sep 30, 1992 - Family & Relationships - 209 pages
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Professionals from medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, and related disciplines are confronted more and more by the increasing involvement of law in their interaction with abused and neglected children. Serving to familiarize these professionals with the innumerable legal implications in their day-to-day work, Legal Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect delineates legal implications of interviewing children who may be abused or neglected. It discusses expert testimony, focusing on who is qualified to provide expert testimony and--what professionals may and may not say as expert witnesses. It also shows how to cope with cross-examination in court cases. Expertly written and comprehensive, Legal Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect is an invaluable guide for all professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, and other human services.

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Contents

Pretrial Motions
16
Sentencing
25
Interviews as Opportunities to Gather Evidence
33
Copyright

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John E.B. Myers, J.D. is a Distinguished Professor and Scholar at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. He is the author or editor of eight books and more than 100 articles and chapters on child maltreatment and his writing has been cited by more than 140 courts, including the United States Supreme Court. John is a frequent speaker at conferences, having made more than 400 presentations around the world.

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