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Exploring new territory: police organizational responses to child sexual abuse.

Authors
  • Humphreys, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Child Abuse & Neglect
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1996
Volume
20
Issue
4
Pages
337–344
Identifiers
PMID: 8730769
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Police response to the escalating numbers of child sexual abuse cases has led to the development of a wide range of organizational models within both police departments and the interagency context. This paper compares the results of different models of police intervention in New South Wales, Australia. The data suggest that specialist police units in which police manage the full investigation provide a more comprehensive service than those where the police response is fragmented between units within the police force.

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