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APSAC Advisor

The APSAC Advisor is a peer reviewed quarterly news journal for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. The APSAC Advisor provides succinct, data-based, practice-oriented articles that keep interdisciplinary professionals informed of the latest developments in policy and practice the field of child maltreatment. It is designed to highlight best practices in the field and publish original articles and current information about child maltreatment for professionals from a variety of backgrounds including medicine, law, law enforcement, social work, child protective services, psychology, public health and prevention in the U.S.

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Directory

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2004 Number 3

Keeping the Balance True: Admitting Child Hearsay in the Wake of Crawford v. Washington

(Victor I. Vieth, JD)

In a decision widely characterized as “highly favorable” to criminal defendants, the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause in such a manner as to undermine the ability of prosecutors to admit child hearsay statements when the child is unavailable for testimony.


Crawford v. Washington - Charting New Territory Under the Confrontation Clause:Implications for Child Abuse Litigation

(John E. B. Myers, JD)

Children disclose abuse to relatives, friends, and professionals. Following disclosure, legal proceedings may be commenced in criminal court, juvenile court, or family court. During court proceedings, one or more of the adults to whom the child disclosed may be called as a witness and asked to repeat the child’s earlier statements. When this occurs, however, the attorney representing the accused is likely to make a hearsay objection.


Reasonable Efforts: Using the Crawford v. Washington ‘Forfeiture by Wrongdoing’ Confrontation Clause Exception in Child Abuse Cases

(Tom Harbinson, JD)

In Crawford v. Washington, the United States Supreme Court held that when an out-of-court statement of an unavailable witness is testimonial, the Sixth Amendment requires the accused be given a prior opportunity to cross-examine the witness.


Journal Highlights

(Ronald C. Hughes, Judith S. Rycus, Sally Dine Fitch, North American Resource Center for Child Welfare)

The purpose of Journal Highlights is to alert readers to current literature on child abuse. Selected articles from journals representing the variety of disciplines reflected in APSAC's membership are presented in the form of an annotated bibliography.


Introduction: Medical Assessment of Sexual Abuse in Children

(Lori D. Frasier, MD, FAAP )


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