Understanding multitudinous and collaborative investigative responses to child sexual abuse

Lowe, Andrew and Schaffer, Krystal (2020) Understanding multitudinous and collaborative investigative responses to child sexual abuse. In: Child Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management. Elsevier (Academic Press), London, United Kingdom, pp. 421-434. ISBN 9780128194348


Abstract

The investigation and response to child sexual abuse are multifaceted and frequently involves multiple agencies. These agencies typically have a specific focus that contributes to the overall response to the abuse and often perform these functions independently. Central to this investigative response is the criminal investigation and the child protection investigation and assessment processes. This chapter discusses these two investigative approaches, the purposes and scope of their roles as well as some general principles that are specific to each. Whilst discussing these individualised aspects, the shared purposes will be identified. It is the purpose of this chapter to highlight the importance of agencies conducting investigations conjointly, as there are several positive outcomes for the individual agencies in doing so, and, more importantly, for the child. In closing, recommendations will be made to ensure these joint responses are conducted effectively and efficiently, especially considering the separate priorities of the agencies involved.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 05:31
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 23:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: Criminal investigation; Child protection investigation and assessment; Joint investigation; Multiagency response; Investigative practice
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
Fields of Research (2020): 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4804 Law in context > 480401 Criminal law
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4402 Criminology > 440211 Police administration, procedures and practice
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440902 Counselling, wellbeing and community services
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940112 Families and Family Services
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940404 Law Enforcement
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2301 Community services > 230113 Structure, delivery and resourcing
23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2301 Community services > 230104 Children's services and childcare
23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2304 Justice and the law > 230404 Law enforcement
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819434-8.00020-9
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40270

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