Child Abuse and the Law (4590)

This course is for students who have an interest in public service and children´s issues. The course is designed to provide an overview of the prosecution process in civil and criminal cases involving child abuse and neglect. Students will learn the internal path of both a criminal child abuse case, as well as the civil process for protecting children from further abuse or neglect. This course will explore the necessity of working with a multi disciplinary team of professionals in preparing a case for the court process, as well as the necessary skills needed to communicate with child victims. The course will require observation of a criminal and civil child abuse case.

Grades will be based on an exam, short papers and practice exercises, and class participation.

Grading: Letter-graded

Prerequisite(s): None

Credits: 3

Offered: Fall


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Taught by: Michael Furnstahl Hon. Anne McKeig

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