2nd Edition

The Sexual Exploitation of Children A Practical Guide to Assessment, Investigation, and Intervention, Second Edition

By Seth L. Goldstein Copyright 1999
    604 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Practical Guide to Assessment, Investigation, and Intervention, Second Edition discusses the new and different developments in the manifestation of problems involved in investigation and assessment of sexual cases and offers advice on dealing with these issues. Although many of the difficulties involved in investigation and assessment of sexual abuse allegations have remained unchanged since the first edition of this book appeared in 1987, the manner in which investigations are conducted must adapt to these new and different developments.

    The Difficulties Law Enforcement Faces in Investigating the Sexual Exploitation of Children
    The Unique Position of the Police and Their Agents in an Investigation
    Need for Professional Alliances with Clinical and Medical Communities
    A Much Needed Change in Law Enforcement Response
    Cases Pose Unique Defenses
    Children Are "Perfect" Victims
    The Child as a Witness
    Natural Disdain for the Subject Matter
    Countertransference and Its Dangers
    The Problem of Determining What Exactly is Sexual Abuse or Exploitation
    Mixed Messages by the Public-at-Large
    State of the Problem
    The Problem Defined
    Parties to the Crime
    The Victim
    Profile Characteristics: Effects of Victimization and Symptomatology of Abuse
    Somatic Complaints
    Family Dynamics
    Other Characteristics
    The Offender
    Past Perspectives
    Need for Law Enforcement Typology
    Application of the Typology
    Situational vs. Preferential
    Preferential Child Molester Characteristics
    Long Term and Persistent Patterns of Behavior
    Children as Preferred Sexual Objects
    Well-Developed Techniques for Obtaining Victims
    Sexual Fantasies Focus on Children
    Commission of the Crime
    MO Characteristics
    Child Pornography Investigation
    Legal Approaches to Control
    Elements of Child Pornography Crimes
    Legal and Evidentiary Concerns in Child Pornography Investigations
    Sources and Types of Child Pornography
    Investigative Techniques
    Interviewing Children
    Building a Foundation
    Concerns Regarding Reliability
    Child Interview Problems
    Background: Influencing Factors
    Rapport Building
    Protective Custody
    Recording the Interv iew
    Credibility Concerns
    Multiple Victims and Offenders
    Documenting Emotion
    Location for Video-Taped Interviews
    Decision to Record
    Joint Interview
    Demeanor and Ethnic Representation
    Evaluating the Child
    Getting the Child to Express Himself
    Breaking the Silence
    Confirming the Authenticity of the Account Through Questioning
    Watching Your Own Reactions and the Child's Affect
    Discussing the Court Process
    The Crying, Restless, Shaking Child
    Techniques to Facilitate the Child's Expressing the Incident(s)
    Time Relationships
    Specifying Criminal Acts
    Determining Degree of Coercion
    Closing the Interview\
    Interviewing the Offender
    When to Give Miranda Warning
    Offender's Reaction to Identification
    Rapport Building
    Types of Statements
    Polygraph Examinations
    Search Warrants
    Search Purposes
    Types of Search Warrant Affidavits
    Straightforward Listing of the Facts - Totality of the Circumstances
    Facts Developed from Investigation - Known Offender
    Totality of the Circumstances - The "Puzzle Concept"
    Expertise Affidavits
    Developing Probable Cause: Totality of Circumstances - Circumstances That Would Lead One to Believe
    Seizure of Pornographic Materials
    Correspondence with Suspected Offender
    Photographs Seized from Photofinisher, Justifying a Search of an Offender's Home
    Search Warrant Seizure Checklist
    Additional Concerns
    Case Management
    Investigative Goals
    Team Approach
    Preliminary Investigative Concerns
    Investigative Steps in "Whodunit" Cases
    Protect Investigation and Evidence
    Proactive Investigation
    When Investigation Involves Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies
    Need to Share Information Discovered with Other Agencies
    Investigation Must Not Officially Endanger Children
    Handling the Media During High-Profile Cases
    Steps to Uncover the Underground
    Dispositions of Investigations
    Additional References


    Seth L. Goldstein

    "This book is a must read for those involved with investigating or prosecuting cases involving the sexual exploitation of children."
    -Mark Brenzinger, Crime & Justice International, July/August1999