This expanded and updated Second Edition of Legal Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect Practice offers a state-of-the-art exploration of what role the law can play in bettering the lives of victimized children. While all who work with abused children share the same goals, there often exists a gap in communication between legal and helping professionals that reduces efficacy of cooperative efforts. This new edition continues to provide vital information to non-lawyers on how the legal system in the United States works in child abuse cases.
About the Author
John E.B. Myers, J.D. is a Distinguished Professor and Scholar at the University of the Pacific Mc George 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.
Table of Contents
Prevalence and Effects of Child MaltreatmentThe Child Protection SystemChild Abuse Reporting LawsInvestigative Interviewing Regarding Child MaltreatmentInvestigating Suspected Child AbuseBalancing the Need for Confidentiality and the Requirements of DisclosureExpert TestimonyCross-Examination and Impeachment Special Accommodations When Children TestifyLiability of Professionals