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Child Victims in Canada’s Justice System


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AUD $49.95 gst included

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Child Victims in Canada’s Justice System is a thoroughly researched resource that will be useful for anyone working with or establishing public policy with respect to children who have experienced sexual abuse. A reference document, a training tool, and a guide for developing policies and procedures, it will be beneficial to child protection workers, police officers, Crown Attorneys, lawyers, judges, physicians, elementary and secondary school teachers, college and university professors, childcare workers, mental health clinicians, victims’ advocates, public health personnel, and government policy makers. It is a valuable guide for communities wishing to better prevent and detect crimes against children, build victim assistance programs and child advocacy centres, and ensure effective response and treatment systems for children. Child Victims in Canada’s Justice System responds to public concern regarding crimes against children, the role of the judiciary, and the rights of child victims.




Chapter 1: Incidence of Child Sexual Abuse

Chapter 2: Human Trafficking

Chapter 3: Symptoms of Child Sexual Abuse

Chapter 4: Disclosing the Abuse

Chapter 5: The Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse

Chapter 6: The Role of Child and Youth Advocacy Centres

Chapter 7: Canada’s Court Structure

Chapter 8: The Rights of the Accused

Chapter 9: Participants in the Trial

Chapter 10: The Trial

Chapter 11: History of Law Reforms in Canada

Chapter 12: Criminal Law on Child Sexual Abuse

Chapter 13: Support for Child Witnesses

Chapter 14: Pre-trial Support

Chapter 15: Court Preparation

Chapter 16: Support for Children During and After the Trial

Chapter 17: Sentencing

Chapter 18: Assessment and Treatment of Children Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse

Chapter 19: Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse




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