The essence of child neglect cases is proving in court that a caregiver acted in a way that resulted in harm to a child. In most cases of neglect, however, the action of the caregiver is a lack of action entirely. This results in the prosecution being in the unenviable position of proving a negative. During this presentation the presenters will discuss:
- Reviewing the appropriate medical records of the victim & how to present them to a judge or jury.
- Reviewing normal child growth & development & contrasting the normal with the victim.
- Obtaining forensic interviews of other children in the home about their diet & those of the victim.
- Leading a medical expert through the process of tying together the dangers of neglect & the potential for life long health consequences.
This is part of a 3-part series:
- Sept 24: Medical Aspects of Child Neglect
- Dec 1: Understanding Sexual Abuse Examinations in Investigation and Prosecution Efforts
- Dec 9: The Prosecution of Child Neglect Cases (this webinar)