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Daniel Murphy, MJA, is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at the University of Lynchburg in Lynchburg, VA. Professor Murphy has been teaching at colleges and universities for over 14 years. His areas of specialization are police policy and procedures, child abuse, juvenile justice and victims. Professor Murphy created and teaches a course on child abuse which has been recognized as an academic resource through the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC).He has written other books and articles on the subject of child abuse and exploitation, including Child Abuse: Today’s Issues (2016- with Kimberly McCabe). Professor Murphy has lectured nationally on topics including but not limited to “Child Abuse in the Military” and “How to Measure Emotional Abuse”. Professor Murphy recently completed research on evaluating the child abuse mandatory reporting laws and will be presenting his findings at the Southern Criminal Justice Conference. Prior to teaching, he served as a police officer in New England for 21 years where he specialized in the investigations of child exploitation. Officer Murphy received the “Officer of the Year” award twice during his tenure in law enforcement.
April Goin Rasmussen MSN, SANE-A, SANE-P is a Registered Nurse with the Commonwealth of Virginia and Forensic Nurse Examiner. Rasmussen has been a nurse for 25 years with a primary focus in emergency and forensic nursing. Rasmussen is an adjunct professor for Criminal Forensics at University of Lynchburg. She has lectured nationally on the subject of children’s advocacy and child sexual exploitation.
Chapter One: Overview of Child Abuse
Chapter Two: Child Physical Abuse
Chapter Three: Sexual Abuse
Chapter Four: Child Neglect
Chapter Five: Child Fatalities, Fetal Abuse, and Missing Children
Chapter Six: Investigating Child Abuse
Chapter Seven: False Allegations
Chapter Eight: Medical Mimickers
Chapter Nine: Child Abuse in School
Chapter Ten: Child Abuse in Special Jurisdictions
Chapter Eleven: Child Abuse Around the World
Chapter Twelve: The Judicial Response
Appendix A: Financial Exploitation of Children
Appendix B: Indian Child Welfare Quarterly and Annual Report
About the Authors
- Included in this textbook are definitions related to the types and categories of child abuse, discussions on child victims and offenders, and real case examples of child abuse.
- Included in this textbook is information on perpetrators of child abuse as well as criminal justice system responses to child abuse from both a historical and current perspective, which will address the issue of how difficult it is to identify child abuse.
- This textbook addresses the training required for a law enforcement officer who specialize in sexual assault investigations.
- In this textbook real world, examples are provided on topics such as the collection of physical evidence to retain a search warrant. In addition, this book will address some of the errors made by law enforcement officers in child abuse investigations.