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Investigating Child Abuse Crimes provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on handling a child abuse case. Experienced law enforcement officials from around the country discuss the many different types of abuse inflicted and helps the reader understand the mindset of both the perpetrators and their victims. These top officers describe various methods of interviewing victims and suspects and examine the myriad offenses that suspects can be charged with and the complicated investigative challenges that law enforcement faces.
These detectives, officials, and administrators provide a deeper understanding of the root causes of child abuse and offer practical solutions through both enforcement and education. Additionally, these leaders examine the collaborative, multi-discipline approach of investigation and provide guidance on how to deal with witnesses who recant, the repeat offender, and the emotional dynamics of familial relationships. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced law enforcement officials offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this high-stakes field.