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              1. Child Abuse

              2. Offenders

              3. Criminal Justice

              4. Medical


1. Child Abuse

Abuse Signs and Symptoms (Read)

Acts of Omission: An overview of child neglect (PDF) (Read)
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Adam Walsh Act (Entire Bill) (Read)

A Profile of the Child Molester (Read)

Assessing Emotional Neglect in Infants (Read)
Wotherspoon & Gough (2008). Describes the importance of recognizing and assessing emotional neglect in young children who are not yet able to talk.

A Profile of Pedophilia: Definition, Characteristics of Offenders, Recidivism, Treatment Outcomes and Forensic Issues (Ryan Hall MD, Richard Hall MD, PA) (Read)

Bullying and Suicide:  Psychiatric Times, Feb 10, 2011 (Read)
(Anat Brunstein Klomek, PhD, Andre Sourander, MD and Madelyn S. Gould, PhD, MPH)

Challenging Online Behaviors of Youth (Berson, Berson - Univ SF) (Read)

Child Abuse Images: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Policy Summary, UK (Read)

Child Abuse Library Online (NCAC) (Read)

Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome (Roland C. Summit, MD) (Read)

Children's Defense Fund - Publications (Open)

Combination of Polygraph & Treatment Reveals Many Sex Offenders Offend Across Multiple Relationship, Age, Gender, & Crime Type Categories (Read)

Compliant Child Victims: confronting an uncomfortable reality (Read)
Kenneth V. Lanning, FBI (ret)

Crimes against Children (Open)
Research Center - Books and Papers

Definitions of Child Abuse (Child Welfare Information Gateway - U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services) (Open)

Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies 2008 (Report download) (Open)
Internet Safety Technical Task Force (Harvard)
Myths, Realities, and Implications for Prevention and Treatment

Evaluation of Sexual Abuse in Children (Open)
PEDIATRICS Vol. 116 No. 2 August 2005, pp. 506-512 (doi:10.1542/peds.2005-1336). Nancy Kellogg, MD and the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect

Evaluation of sexual behaviors in children - developmentally appropriate sexual behaviors. (Open) PEDIATRICS Vol. 124 No. 090309, pp. 992-998 (doi:10.1542/peds.2009-1692) Clinical Report—The Evaluation of Sexual Behaviors in Children. Nancy D. Kellogg, MD Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect

Running Away from Foster Care: Youths’ Knowledge and Access of Services (Open)
Running Away from Foster Care: Youths’ Knowledge and Access of Services - Michael R. Pergamit, Ph.D. The Urban Institute, Michelle Ernst, Ph.D. Chapin Hall, The University of Chicago - April 9, 2011

How Can You Distinguish a Budding Pedophile From a Kid With Real
Boundary Problems?

Hidden problem of children sexually abusing children (BBC - video 031710) (Open)

Identification of Child Abuse & Neglect (Read)

International Child Abuse Network - Articles on Child Abuse (Read)

Introduction to emotional abuse and neglect (pdf and link)
Iwaniec (2006). In The Emotionally Abused and Neglected Child: Identification, Assessment and Intervention: A Practice Handbook (2nd ed.) Reviews the history of the concept of emotional abuse and neglect, early research studies, and related terminology. The chapter further provides sample case studies and consequences of emotional abuse.

Keeping Children Safer While In Care (NCMEC Presentation for foster parents and child welfare professionals) (Read)

Links between juvenile sexually abusive behavior and emerging severe personality disorder traits in childhood (Nicole Hickey, Eileen Vizard, Eamon McCrory, Lesley French: DOH, UK) (Open)

Long Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse (Mullen, Fleming) (Read)

Memories of Sexual Betrayal: The Controversy in Context (A history - R Gartner) (Read)

Myths & Facts about Sex Offenders (Center for Offender Management) (Read)

Online 'Predators' and Their Victims: Myths, Realities, and Implications for Prevention and Treatment (Wolak, Finkelhor, Mitchell, Ybarra - 2008)

Polygraph Testing Leads to Better Understanding Adult and Juvenile Sex Offenders (Hindman, Peters) (Read)

PTSD, RTS, and Child Abuse Accommodation Syndrome: Therapeutic Tools or Fact-Finding Aids (Donna Gaffney)  (Read)

Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults (Read)

Relation between Early Abuse and Adult Sexuality (Read)

Rind Report: A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples [Conclusion: CSA has no inbuilt or inevitable outcome or set of emotional reactions] (Read)
Congressional Response
Rind et al. controversy from Wiki (Read)

Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development (Read)
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse – Later Criminal Consequences (NIJ) (Read)



Are Sex Offenders Treatable? A Research Overview (Grossman, Martis, Fichtner) (Read)

Characteristics of Internet Child Pornography Offenders: A Comparison with Child Molesters (L. Webb & J. Craissati & S. Keen) (Read)

Child Sexual Offenders: How they select, manipulate and groom their victims (David Buckley, John E. Reid & Assoc) (Read)

Characteristics of Perpetrators of Abuse & Neglect: Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (Child Welfare Info Gateway)  (Read)

Child Pornography: Patterns From NIBRS (David Finkelhor, Richard Ormrod) (Read)

FAQ about Sex Offenders and Sexual Assault (Open)

Impact of Surgical Castration on Sexual Recidivism Risk Among Sexually Violent
Predatory Offenders (Linda E. Weinberger, PhD, Shoba Sreenivasan, PhD, Thomas Garrick, MD, and Hadley Osran, MD)

Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors (U.S. Dept Justice) (Read)

Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses: (SOS-NPRS, J-SOAP-II), Center for Sex Offender Management (Open)

Managing the challenges of sex offender reentry (Read)

Preachers Accused of Sins and Crimes -  Predators in Protestant Churches (20/20) (Read)

Study of Psychopathy and Forensics (Hare) (Read)

Sexual Abuse by Clergy - an important perspective (Read)

The science of sex  abuse. Is it right to imprison people for heinous crimes they have not yet committed? (New Yorker, Jan 2013) (Read)

What You Need to Know About Sex Offenders: Center for Sex Offender Management (Read)

Who Will End the Child Abuse in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn? (WSJ 12/12/2008 (Read)

3. Criminal Justice

Articles from Darkness2light.org (Read)
These articles provide information on child sexual abuse and legislation

Case Management for Missing Children Homicide Investigation (U.S. Dept Justice) (Read)

Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents, 2008-2010 (Read)

Child Abuse and Neglect in the Home (U.S. Dept Justice police guide) (Read)

Child Abuse Reported to the Police - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (David Finkelhor, Richard Ormrod) (Read)

Child Abuse Victims with Disabilities - Curriculum for Law Enforcement First Responders and Child Protective Services Frontline Workers (Read)

Child death/injury interview & documentation guide (FDLE Crimes against Children) (Read)

Child Maltreatment 2006 (Open)
U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families

Child Pornography and the Internet: perpetuating a cycle of Abuse (Quayle, Taylor) (Read)

Child Welfare.com Child Sexual Abuse - reports (Open)

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

Deluth Model: Research on the Duluth Model and Domestic Violence (Open)

Does sex offender treatment work? (Trowbridge) (Read)

Drug Information - Drugwatch.com (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.

Federal Statutes on Child Pornography (Open)

Guidelines for medico-legal care for victims of sexual violence (WHO) (Download free pdf on top right of page) (Read)

Information of the Scope and Nature of Child Sexual Abuse (Finkelhor, 1994) (Read)

Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol-II (J-SOAP-II) Manual (Read)

Legislation of INTERPOL member states on sexual offences against children (Read)

Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN) (Open)

Megans Law, Registered Sex Offenders And Background Checks (laws) (Read)

National Criminal Justice Reference Services - Publications (Search 'Child Abuse') (Open)

Peer to Peer File Sharing: A Pandora's Box of Child Pornography? (Rumenap) (Read)

Preventing child maltreatment: guide to taking action, generating evidence (WHO - Eng, Arabic, French, Chinese) (Read)

Preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women (WHO) (Read)

Sex offender Assessment, Supervision, Treatment, Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses, Legislative Trends, Sexual Assault Resources, Prevention, Department of Justice Resources, Reference Library: Center for Sex Offender Management (Open)

Supreme Court says federal officials can indefinitely hold sexually dangerous prisoners (May 17, 2010 - AP) (Read)

The World Fact-book of Criminal Justice Systems (Open)

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

California Coalition on Sexual Offending - Library of Articles (Open)

  • Future of Forensic DNA Testing: Predictions of the Research and
    Development Working Group
    National Institute of Justice: November 2000
    Agency Abstract
    NCJRS Online (organized alphabetically)

  • Post-conviction DNA Testing: Recommendations for Handling Requests
    National Institute of Justice: September 1999
    Agency Abstract
    NCJRS Online (organized alphabetically)

  • Rape and Sexual Assault:
    Agency Abstract
    NCJRS Online (organized alphabetically)

  • Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement:
    Victim, Incident, and Offender Characteristics
    Bureau of Justice Statistics: 2000
    Agency Abstract
    NCJRS Online (organized alphabetically)

  • Sex Offenses and Offenders: Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault
    Bureau of Justice Statistics: 1997
    Agency Abstract
    NCJRS Online (organized alphabetically)

  • Understanding DNA Evidence: A Guide for Victim Service Providers
    Office for Victims of Crime: April 2001
    NCJRS Online (organized alphabetically)

  • Using DNA to Solve Cold Cases
    National Institute of Justice: July 2002
    NCJRS Online (organized alphabetically)

  • Victim-Oriented Multidisciplinary Responses to Statutory Rape:
    Training Guide Office for Victims of Crime: 1998
    NCJRS Online (organized alphabetically)

Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse – Later Criminal Consequences (Read)

Youth, Pornography and the Internet (Read)
Executive Summary

4. Medical

Alternative/Differential Response Bibliography (Open)
This database is a collection of citations (some with links to text) related to Alternative response. Alternative or Differential Response refers to a system of nontraditional response to child maltreatment reports.

Association Between Self-reported Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adverse Psychosocial Outcomes (Twin Study) (Read)

Burn Injuries in Child Abuse (U.S. Dept Justice) (Read)

Clinical effects of sexual abuse on people with learning disability (Read)

Child Sexual Abuse in Clinical & Forensic Psychiatry: Forensic, Clinical Assmt (Read)

Child Sexual Abuse: Intervention and Treatment Issues (Read)


Drug Information - Drugwatch.com (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.

Features of childhood sexual abuse and the development of psychiatric and substance use disorders (The British Journal of Psychiatry 2001) (Read)

Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information (Read)

Identify and Treat Child Anxiety Disorders (Read)

Links Related to the Study of Psychopathy and Forensics - Hare (Open)

Long-term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse (Read)

National Children's Advocacy Center Research Library (Open)
Children, Families and Professionals

Post Traumatic Disorder 101 (Frank Ochberg, M.D. ) (Read)

Recognizing when a child's injury or illness is a result of abuse (U.S. Dept Justice) (Read)

Secondary Trauma and Caring Professionals: Understanding its Impact and Taking Steps to Protect Yourself (Pages 1 and 4 - ISPCAN The Link). (Read)

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (Open)

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Knowledge Bank (Open)

Therapy for Sexual Impulsivity: The Paraphilias and Paraphilia-Related Disorders (Martin P. Kafka, M.D. | June 1, 1996) (Open)

Understanding and Overcoming the Myths of Suicide, What Goes On in the Minds of Those Who Attempt Suicide (Thomas Joiner, PhD | January 19, 2011) (Read)

Working with Juvenile Sex Offenders (Open)

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