Contains practical info. on the investigation of child abuse: battered child syndrome, interviewing child witnesses, & victims of sexual abuse, & child neglect & Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Identifies circumstances that point to willful rather than accidental injury or death of an infant or child & the specific evidence required to prove it. Provides approaches & techniques to promote a process that is legally defensible & minimizes further trauma to the child victim or witness of sexual abuse. Defines the concept of parental duty in instances of child neglect, diagnostic criteria for Munchausen syndrome by proxy, & investigative techniques.