Legal Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect

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Discusses the increasing role of the psychiatrist as an expert witness for the court in cases of child abuse and neglect. Psychiatrists need to be prepared to serve in this capacity. Information is given on the reporting of child abuse and neglect cases, and the issues of confidentiality, immunity, liability, court action, and emergency protection are discussed. (15 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)




Bross, D. C. (2004). Legal Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect. In Pediatrics (pp. 1704–1708). Elsevier Inc.

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