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Child Abuse Resources for Law Enforcement




Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis (5th edition) - pdf from Ken Lanning,
(Open Order a free booklet here
This is an excellent behavioral resource for anyone working in child protection


Not Arranged alphabetically

1. Abuse Injury Indicators (Images) (Open)

2. Battered Child Syndrome: Investigating Physical Abuse and Homicide (Read)

3. Battered Child Syndrome: Investigating Physical Abuse & Homicide - Resources (Read)

4. Child Death/Injury Interview and Documentation Guide (Open)

5. Center for Sex Offender Management (Read)

6. Child Pornography: A Closer Look (Open)

7. Child Trafficking (International resource since 1999) (Open)
Digital Library pertaining to international child trafficking: accumulated knowledge, skills and experience on a global platform

8. Crimes against Children (Read)
Research Center - Books and Papers

9. Law Enforcement response to Child Abuse (Dept of Justice) (Read)

10. Domestic Violence (Read)

11. Drug Information (Open)
DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.

12. Enforcing Child Sexual abuse and Sexual Exploitation Statutes in Strip Clubs and
Adult Bookstores
(National Child Protection Training Center - NTPTC) (Open)

13. Facts About Animal Abuse & Domestic Violence (Read)

14. Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse (Read)

15. Investigating Child Fatalities (U.S. Dept Justice) (Read)

16. Law Enforcement's Initial Response to Child Sexual Abuse - Guidelines for Patrol Officers (Online course) (Open)
Because of the sensitive nature of child sexual abuse inquiries and the need to skillfully secure and document the child's initial forensic interview, patrol officers need to respond in a consistent manner.

17. Mentor Forensic Services (Clinical services, training, law enforcement consultancy in the area of child sexual abuse) (Read)

18. Minnesota Center against Violence and Abuse (Open)

19. Child Sex Trafficking - Shared Hope International (Open)
Read the National Report on DMST: America's Prostituted Children (pdf)

20. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - law enforcement sexual exploitation publications (free) - see bottom of NCME page (Open)

  • Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis
    Investigative tool for law-enforcement officers and child-protection professionals

  • Child Molesters Who Abduct
    Case histories of serial child molesters and abductors

  • Child-Pornography Possessors
    A groundbreaking national survey of law enforcement

  • Children Traumatized in Sex Rings
    Guidelines for working with victims of sexual exploitation

  • Child Victim Identification Program
    Information about NCMEC's Child Victim Identification Program

  • Exploited Children Division
    Information on the services provided by NCMEC's Exploited Children Division

  • Female Juvenile Prostitution
    Information on establishing and maintaining a community program to help victims of child prostitution that includes histories of former juvenile prostitutes

  • For Camp Counselors
    Information about detecting and reporting child sexual exploitation

  • Internet Sex Crimes Against Minors
    A groundbreaking national survey of law enforcement

  • Preventing the Sexual Exploitation of Children
    Steps to take to help protect children from sexual exploitation

21. National Criminal Service Publications (Open)

22. National Guidelines for Sex Offender Registration, Notification - Dept of Justice (Open)

23. Fight Crime: Invest In Kids (Open)
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is an anti-crime organization of over 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and violence survivors. We take a hard look at the research about what prevents kids from becoming criminals and put that information in the hands of policymakers and the general public.

24. Perverted Justice (Open)
PJ tracks and help convict online predators. You've seen them on Dateline NBC. PJ works exclusively with police and have several hundred information-sharing agreements with agencies from local police to the Department of Homeland Security

25. Physical and Behavioral Indicators of Abuse (Read)
The National Children's Advocacy Center chart

26. Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect - Signs and Symptoms (Read)

27. Recognizing When a Child's Injury or Illness Is Caused by Abuse - Dept Justice (Read)

28. Regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Agency Contacts (Open)

29. Sign and Symptoms of Abuse (Read)

30. TLO: online investigative systems:
Nearly 100,000 law enforcement officers use TLOxp® to locate missing and exploited children, to apprehend criminals, and to protect and serve their communities. (Open)

31. Understanding The Link Between Animal Abuse and Family Violence (Read)

32. U.S. Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children (Open)
The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to cyber enticement and child pornography cases.

33. Violence against Women Online Resources (Open)

34. Virtual Global Taskforce (Read)
The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is made up of law enforcement agencies from around the world working together to fight child abuse online.
Members: Australian Federal Police, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre in the UK, the Italian Postal and Communication Police Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the US Department of Homeland Security and Interpol.

35. Child Abuse Offenders - How to identify, interview and interrogate (Open)
An outstanding book that covers all aspects of offender behaviors including the characteristics of victims selected. From Reid & Co.

36. MOSAIC Threat assessment systems (Open)
Domestic violence + treat assessment

37. Risk Assessment: Actuarial Instruments & Structured Clinical Guides (Open)

38. Paraphilias (Open)
Paraphilia is a medical or behavioral science term for sexual deviation or sexual anomaly, sexual perversion or a disorder of sexual preference. It is the repeated, intense sexual arousal to unconventional (socially deviant) stimuli.

39. Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws (Open)

40. Criminal Justice Resources - Extensive (from In Doubt: The Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process By Dan Simon) (Open)

41. FBI - Law enforcement Bulletins (Open)
Archive (1999 to date) (Open)

42. 10 strategies for prosecuting child sexual abuse at the hands of a family members (Read)

43. How we attracted a cyber-stalker (Read)

Also see Recommended Reading and Reports Menus
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