It Happens Every Day

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-27
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
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This revealing, informative, and disturbing book, candidly assesses what's right about the judicial system and what needs to be changed. Sax's hope is that, knowing its strengths and weaknesses, we'll all be in a better position to protect our children.

Table of Contents

Author's Notep. 11
Forewordp. 13
Introduction: Making a Difference, One Case at a Timep. 17
Behind The One-Way Mirror: Asking The Most Difficult Questions
It Takes a Teamp. 25
The Advocatep. 28
The Detectivep. 31
The Doctor/Nurse Practitionerp. 32
The Forensic Interviewerp. 34
The Prosecutorp. 39
The Social Workerp. 43
The Fax Never Stops Buzzing: New Cases Every Dayp. 47
Adult versus Child Sexual Assaultp. 49
What's Different about Child Sexual Assault?p. 50
What Are the Different Kinds of Child Sex Crimes?p. 51
Types of Perpsp. 58
The Victims/The Survivorsp. 61
The Cases That Push the Envelopep. 65
Male Victimsp. 66
Female Perpsp. 69
Divorce/Custody Casesp. 71
Developmentally Delayedp. 78
First Meetings and Impressionsp. 83
How the Interview Is Conductedp. 84
Myths and Misconceptionsp. 95
Helping Victims Remember What They Want to Forgetp. 99
Children Are Dependent on Adultsp. 108
Children Are Naturally Trusting and Curiousp. 111
Kids Have a Need for Attention and Affectionp. 113
Adolescents Are Uniquep. 116
Profile of a Predatorp. 119
The Sickosp. 125
The Peter Pansp. 127
The Control Freaksp. 128
The All-Powerful Ones-People in Positions of Authorityp. 130
How to Spot a Pedophilep. 132
Behind Counsel Table: Time For Court
Corroborating a Child's Word: Other Evidencep. 139
Corroboration from the Victimp. 145
Corroboration from the Perpetratorp. 147
Corroboration by Physical Evidencep. 149
Corroboration from Still Other Placesp. 151
Kids on the Standp. 153
Should We Even Ask a Child Victim of Sexual Abuse to Take the Witness Stand?p. 154
Alternatives to Live Testimony by the Child Victimp. 156
Preparing the Child Witness for Walking into the Courtroomp. 157
Preparing the Child Witness (and the Family) for Delayp. 159
Preparing the Child Witness to Follow the Rules of the Courtroomp. 161
Pro Per Defendantsp. 164
What Is the Defendant Going to Say?p. 166
Kid's Courtp. 169
It Never Happened: Uncooperative Victims and Unsupportive Momsp. 173
The Overly Involved Parentp. 175
The Overly Distraught Parentp. 179
The Parent in Denialp. 181
The Just Plain Awkward Parentp. 183
How to Talk to Your Kid about the Abusep. 184
It's Not Your Fault, Eitherp. 186
When It Is the Parent's Faultp. 187
Making the System Work Betterp. 188
The Real-Life Effect of CSIp. 191
Medical Examinations of the Victim and the Suspectp. 196
Doing Time for the Crime: Sentencing and Plea Bargainingp. 207
Plea Bargaining: Is It a Bad Thing?p. 208
Will the Jury Convict or Acquit?p. 209
What Sentence Will the Judge Impose?p. 217
Mandatory Minimum Sentences-What Are They Really?p. 222
Reality Checkp. 224
Registration and Preventionp. 227
Afterwordp. 245
You Have Received Your Subpoena--Now What?p. 252
Appendix: Where Can I Go for More Information?p. 257
Notesp. 271
Acknowledgmentsp. 275
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