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Update Archives

2015

 

Volume 25 Number 1
Unlocking the Uniquely Complex Mind:
Practical Tips and Insight for Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT’s) with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

 

2014

 

Volume 24 Number 4
Connections Among Adverse Childhood Experiences, Exposure to Animal Cruelty and Toxic Stress:
What Do Professionals Need to Consider?

Volume 24 Number 3
Crimes Against Children: Examining Technology’s
Impact on Victimization and Witness Intimidation

Volume 24 Number 2
Children’s Advocacy Centers and Indian Country

Volume 24 Number 1
Recent Changes to The CornerHouse Forensic Interview Protocol

 

2013

 

Volume 23 Number 9
Juvenile Sex Offenses: Finding Justice

 

2012

Volume 23 Number 8
Prosecuting Innocence: An Analysis of Statutory Efforts to Stop the Justice System’s Re-Victimization of Exploited Youth in America’s Sex Trade

Volume 23 Number 7
Introducing Grooming as ‘Other Acts’ Evidence

Volume 23 Number 6
When Sparks Fly In Defense of ChildVictims: Tips for Cross Examining a Defendant or DefenseWitness

Volume 23 Number 3
A Secondary Offense Worth Preventing: Restricting the Pro Se Defendant’s Ability to Personally Question Child AbuseVictims

 

2011

Volume 23 Number 2
Exploring Civil Remedies for Child Trafficking Victims: Class Action Litigation and Our Capacity to Reduce Demand

Volume 23 Number 1
Criminal Justice and Child Protection Responses to Cases of Severe Child Abuse: Existing Statutory Frameworks for Torture

Volume 22 Number 10
Assessing Current Restitution Law to Effectively Serve Victims in Child Abuse Imagery Cases

2010

Volume 22 Number 9
Navigating SORNA: Juvenile Justice,Tribal Jurisdictions, and New Guidelines

Volume 22 Number 8
Shifting the Paradigm from Prosecution
to Protection of Child Victims of Prostitution
Part II of III

Volume 22 Number 7
How Therapy Animals Can Help Maltreated Children

Volume 22 Number 6
Moving Beyond Frustration with "BadMoms:"
Charging Accomplice Liability in Child Abuse Cases

Volume 22 Numbers 4 & 5
Sexsomnia: Overcoming the Sleep Disorder Defense

2009

Volume 22 Numbers 2 & 3
Medical Evaluation of Burn Injuries and Burn Investigations — A Medical Perspective

Volume 22 Number 1
Difficult Economic Times Prove Value of Multidisciplinary Approaches to Resolve Child Abuse

2008

Volume 21 Number 11
Facilitating Children's Testimony:
Closed Circuit Television

Volume 21 Numbers 9 & 10
The Crawford v Washington Descision—Five Years Later

Volume 21 Number 8
Shifting the Paradigm from Prosecution to
Protection of Child Victims of Prostitution

Volume 21 Number 7
Demystifying DNA:
How to Use DNA in Child Abuse Cases

Volume 21 Number 6
Drowned Child Cases:
Investigation and Criminal Prosecution

Volume 21 Number 5
Strategies for Interviewing Child Victims
of Human Trafficking

Volume 21 Number 4
Bizarre & Fantastic Elements:
A Forensic Interviewer's Response, Part III

Volume 21 Number 3
Bizarre & Fantastic Elements:
A Forensic Interviewer's Response, Part II

Volume 21 Number 2
Bizarre & Fantastic Elements:
A Forensic Interviewer's Response, Part I

Volume 21 Number 1
Out of the Woods:
A Case for Using Anatomical Diagrams in Forensic Interviews

2007

Volume 20 Numbers 9 & 10
Practitioner’s Guide to the Adam Walsh Act

Volume 20 Number 8
“And Then He Choked Me”:
Understanding and Investigating Strangulation

Volume 20 Number 7
When Faith Hurts:
Overcoming Spirituality-Based Blocks and Problems Before, During, and After the Forensic Interview,
Part 2 of 2

Volume 20 Number 6
When Faith Hurts:
Overcoming Spirituality-Based Blocks and Problems Before, During, and After the Forensic Interview,
Part I of 2

Volume 20 Number 5
The Indian Child Welfare Act — Part II of II

Volume 20 Number 4
The Indian Child Welfare Act — Part I of II

Volume 20 Number 3
Animal Assistance Part II — Pets in the Courtroom:
The New “Comfort Item”

Volume 20 Number 2
Animal Assistance Part I — The Use of Animal Assistance at Child Advocacy Centers

Volume 20 Number 1
Key Ethical and Practical Issues in Child Abuse Case Screening

2006

Volume 19 Number 10
Silent Voices: Preparing Deaf Children for Court

Volume 19 Number 9
The Prosecution’s Response to the Use of Bipolar Disorder as an Excuse for Sexually Abusing a Child

Volume 19 Number 8
The Child Abuse Prosecutor as Manager Ten Practical Tips for Managing a Successful Child Abuse Prosecution Unit

Volume 19 Number 7
Prosecution of Female Genital Mutilation in the United States

Volume 19 Number 6
The Luxury of Indecision:
Child Forensic Interviews after Davis & Hammon

Volume 19 Numbers 4 & 5
“I have an 'owie'” Health Care Providers’ Roles after Crawford, Davis & Hammon

Volume 19 Number 3
Battered Woman’s Syndrome: A Defense to Child Abuse?

Volume 19 Number 2
Forensic Interviews of Children Who Have Developmental Disabilities Part 2 of 2

Volume 19 Number 1
Forensic Interviews of Children Who Have Developmental Disabilities, Part 1 of 2

Volume 18 Number 12
A Ray of Hope in the Wake of Crawford v. Washington:
An Analysis of Bobadilla v. Minnesota Part 2 of 2

Volume 18 Number 11
A Ray of Hope in the Wake of Crawford v.Washington:
An Analysis of Bobadilla v. Minnesota Part 1 of 2

Volume 18 Number 10
Innovative Legislative Strategies
for Dealing with Sexual Offenders

2005

Volume 18 Number 9
Out of Harm’s Way: Hearings that are Safe from the Impact of Crawford v. Washington (Part 2 of 2)

Volume 18 Number 8
Out of Harm’s Way: Hearings that are Safe from the Impact of Crawford v. Washington (Part 1 of 2)

Volume 18 Number 7
Jury Selection in Abusive Head Trauma Cases:
The People Thank and Excuse Juror #2

Volume 18 Number 6
Key Factors in Forensic Interviews with
Native American Children

Volume 18 Number 5
Learning to Read the Signs: Prosecution Strategies for Child Abuse Cases with Deaf Victims and Witnesses

Volume 18 Number 4
Investigations within Deaf Institutions:
A Start-Up Guide for Law and Forensic Professionals

Volume 18 Number 3
Innovative Approaches to Dealing with Sexual Predators: Civil Commitment

Volume 18 Number 2
Abdication of Duty: The Potential for Child Abuse and Neglect in the Juvenile Justice System (Part Two)

Volume 18 Number 1
Abdication of Duty: The Potential for Child Abuse and Neglect in the Juvenile Justice System (Part One)

2004

Volume 17 Number 8
Reducing Child Fatalities Through a Team Approach

Volume 17 Number 7
Emergency Medical Professionals: Assisting In Identifying and Documenting Child Abuse and Neglect

Volume 17 Number 6
Weathering the Storm after Crawford v. Washington (Part 2 of 2)

Volume 17 Number 5
Weathering the Storm after Crawford v. Washington (Part 1 of 2)

Volume 17 Number 4
Serving Those Left Behind:
Crisis Intervention in Child Fatality Cases

Volume 17 Number 3
Limits and Lessons: The Expert Medical Opinion
in Adolescent Sexual Abuse Cases

Volume 17 Number 2
Protecting the Privacy of Child Crime Victims

Volume 17 Number 1
Ethical Obligations of Child Abuse Prosecutors and Allied Professionals: Understanding the Interconnection

Volume 16 Number 12
Keeping the Balance True: Admitting Child Hearsay in the Wake of Crawford v. Washington

Volume 16, Number 11
When Parental Discipline is a Crime: Overcoming the Defense of Reasonable Force at Trial

Volume 16, Number 10
When Parental Discipline is a Crime: Overcoming the Defense of Reasonable Force in the Investigative Stage

Volume 16, Number 9
Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examination: Challenges and Opportunities for MDTs in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Volume 16, Number 8
A Courtroom Diagnosis: Countering the Defense of Temporary Brittle Bone Disease and Mild OI

2003

Volume 16 Number 7
Parental Alienation Syndrome:
What Professionals Need to Know
Part 2 of 2

Volume 16 Number 6
Parental Alienation Syndrome:
What Professionals Need to Know
Part 1 of 2 

Volume 16 Number 5
Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs:
Choices and Consequences

Volume 16 Number 4
HIPAA—Exceptions Providing Law Enforcement Officials and Social Service Providers Access to Protected Health Information

Volume 16 Number 3
Drawings in Forensic Interviews of Children

Volume 16 Number 2
Strategies for Handling Cases where Children Witness Domestic Violence

Volume 16 Number 1
Domestic Violence Basics for Child Abuse Professionals

 

 

 

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