This information is from the 2017-2018 Law Catalog. Please note that registration restrictions are subject to change.

LAW 3735   - Child Abuse and Neglect

This three credit course will examine the various facets of child abuse and neglect, both theoretical and practical. Among the topics to be covered in detail are the laws regarding child abuse and neglect, the power of the state to intervene when allegations of abuse or neglect are made, the child protective process, mandated reporting laws, the investigation into allegations of abuse and neglect, the legal process, pretrial and trial practice and procedure, jury selection, trial strategy, demonstrative evidence, use of the professional literature, trial exhibits, direct and cross examination techniques, and courtroom psychology. We will explore allegations of child abuse and neglect from the perspectives of the prosecution, both criminal and civil, the parent(s) accused of abuse and/or neglect as well as the child allegedly abused and/or neglected.

Semester Hours: 2 or 3 
a) See the Bulletin for a special note regarding course titles with the following symbols: *, !, or ?

Click here to close the window