Child Sexual Exploitation Quick Reference
For Healthcare, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals
This condensed version of the hard-bound edition of Child Sexual Exploitation is the perfect companion for all professionals who need a resource in the field. The resource contains information on how perpetrators of exploitation crimes operate and guidelines for their successful prosecution and strategies for prevention.
Child Sexual Exploitation Quick Reference investigates exploitation from a medical, forensic, and legal perspective. Using a multidisciplinary approach, this pocket-sized child sexual exploitation book examines all of the medical implications for victims, and case studies provide insight into the lives of these "children of the night." Information on how perpetrators of these crimes operate, as well as guidelines for their successful prosecution and strategies for prevention, will empower those who seek child safety. Physicians, social service and law enforcement personnel, teachers, and all other professionals who work with children and families will find this reference invaluable.
|Product Details:||Quick reference format, Wire-O® bound, 71/2" x 4-1/2"|
|384 pages, 45 figures|
|Audience:||Law Enforcement, Attorneys, Physicians, ER Personnel, Pediatricians, EMTs, Nurses, Clinical Researchers, Social Service Personnel, Mental Health Professionals, Child Protective Services Members|
2. Victims and Offenders
3. Child Pornography
4. Prostitution of Children
5. Cyber-Enticement and Internet Travelers
6. Sex Tourism and Human Trafficking
7. Medical Issues
8. Principles of Investigation
9. Investigating Child Pornography
10. Investigating the Prostitution of Children
11. Investigating Cyber-Enticement
12. Legal Issues Specific to Pornography Cases
13. Legal Considerations in Prostitution Cases
14. Legal Approaches to Internet Cases
15. Support Services for Prostituted Children
16. AMBER Alert
17. Faith-Based and Rural Communities
18. Recommended Actions
In my career as a prosecutor, and now as a congressman, I have seen tremendous improvements in our nation’s response to cases of child maltreatment. In most communities today, multidisciplinary teams work together for the best interests of children. Many elected district attorneys, sheriffs, and police chiefs have developed specialized units to respond to cases of child abuse.
Perhaps the most important development is the Children’s Advocacy Center program. Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) are childfriendly facilities where children can be interviewed sensitively and receive medical and psychological services. As a district attorney, I had the privilege of starting the nation’s first CAC. As a member of Congress, I championed support for my National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and also for the National Children’s Alliance, a coalition of CACs from across the nation that is headquartered in Washington, DC. Today there are hundreds of CACs in every part of our country.
Through the work of many organizations and training centers, thousands of frontline professionals are trained annually in the art and science of handling child protection cases. In the specific area of child sexual exploitation, this quick reference will provide them a wealth of information that can be accessed from any location.
We cannot, however, rest on our laurels. Commercial exploitation of children is a global problem that impacts every community in the United States, and there is some evidence to suggest that these children are just as likely to come from rural and suburban communities as urban centers. Additionally, modern technology poses a new threat to our children. It is increasingly easy for perpetrators to exploit children through the Internet, to create and disseminate child pornography, and to solicit children for illicit purposes.
I want to commend the frontline investigators, prosecutors, medical and mental health professionals, and other child advocates who are in the trenches daily trying to spare children from every form of exploitation. It is for them that this book is written. You labor long hours for little pay or honor on behalf of someone else’s children. Please know that your selfless dedication is not unnoticed. Indeed, your heroism is an inspiration to us all.
Congressman Robert E. “Bud” Cramer, Jr.
The 2-volume set from which this quick reference is derived is the most comprehensive text on this subject that I have seen, and it represents the efforts of an impressive collection of premier investigators, judicial participants, child protection agency personnel, and clinicians. This quick reference maintains the same quality of research and is invaluable for frontline professionals who deal with the victims and perpetrators of child sexual exploitation.
Robert M. Reece, MD