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Investigating Child Fatalities

Investigating Child Fatalities

Provides concise, practical information to assist law enforcement officers in investigating child fatalities in which investigators believe abuse or neglect caused or contributed to the fatal injury. The guide explains how child fatalities differ from other types of homicide cases and offers specific guidelines for conducting the investigation, documenting the case, interrogating suspects, and testifying in court. The guide also includes checklists of potential witnesses and information sources, a “tips and reminders” page, and resource information.


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