Prosecuting and Defending Offences Against Children: A Practitioner's Handbook

Prosecuting and Defending Offences Against Children: A Practitioner's Handbook
Emond Publishing
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January 2019
Criminal Law and Procedure; Criminal Law Series

General Editors: Brian H. Greenspan and Justice Vincenzo Rondinelli

Children have a unique status when participating in the criminal justice system. In order to clarify the issues and challenges that arise in these specific circumstances, Prosecuting and Defending Offences Against Children: A Practitioner’s Handbook breaks down the numerous factors and considerations that legal professionals should be aware of when working on cases where children have been victims of crime.

The author team—composed of Crown, defence, and judiciary—thoroughly examines multiple facets of child abuse, including neglect, sexual abuse, Internet exploitation, physical abuse, and homicide. Additionally, the text takes great care to consider how children interact with the criminal justice system differently than adults through its exploration of child witness preparation, the special features of children’s evidence, testimonial aids, and sentencing.

This practical and procedural guidance is invaluable to anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of how criminal law applies to cases involving the abuse of children.

This text is Volume 10 in Emond’s Criminal Law Series.

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  • Features a foreword written by The Honourable Susan E Lang, Former Justice of the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario (1989-2013), Independent Reviewer of the Motherisk Review (2014-2015)
  • Describes every Criminal Code provision regularly used to prosecute allegations of child abuse
  • Summarizes the rules of law, evidence, practice, and procedure that have special application in child abuse cases
  • Includes a robust chapter on the physical abuse of children
  • Addresses expert medical evidence issues pre- and post-Goudge inquiry
  • Contains content useful for legal practitioners as well as police services, children’s aid societies, witness preparation organizations, educational institutions, and other professionals who work with children

Chapter 1: Preparing the Child Witness
Chapter 2: The Evidence of Children
Chapter 3: Testimonial Aids
Chapter 4: Sexual Offences Against Children
Chapter 5: Internet Child Exploitation Offences
Chapter 6: The Physical Abuse of Children
Chapter 7: Child Neglect
Chapter 8: Child Homicide and Offences Related to Childbirth
Chapter 9: Other Offences Against Children
Chapter 10: Trial Considerations
Chapter 11: Sentencing

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