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National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Reports, No. 207, January/February 1988

NCJ Number
Kenneth R. Freeman; Terry Estrada-Mullaney
Date Published
30 pages
This document contains advice on legal concerns and interview procedures for prosecutors and others who use anatomical dolls in interviewing child victims of sexual abuse. It also contains summaries of other articles on topics of concern to criminal justice professionals.
The lead article examines advantages and disadvantages of using anatomical dolls, discusses when and where they may best be used and looks at techniques to help interviewers avoid the charge that dolls were misused during an interview. The article examines victim interviews as they will be seen at the trial under the scrutiny of defense attorneys and defense experts. The document also contains summaries of articles on alternatives to institutionalization; courts; crime prevention/deterrence; institutional corrections (adult); juvenile justice system; law enforcement; offenses; probation and parole; reference and statistics; staff resource development; and white-collar crime. Indexes