Parties that Usually Report Child Abuse to Authorities

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1283 words

Name the types of third parties that usually report child neglect or abuse to the authorities.

When children are hurt physically, emotionally, or sexually it is known to be child abuse. Children are known to be neglected when they are not getting the proper attention needed for children. When children are neglected or abused in any way it is the responsibility of others to report such acts to the authorities as to what they have witnessed first-hand or signs of abuse or neglect seen after the fact, these people who reports such acts are known as third parties. The proper authorities to report child abuse or neglect is called Child Protected Services also known as Child Welfare. After the abuse or neglect is reported the proper authorities will then investigate to see if the abuse or neglect is legit or fraudulent (Sedlak, 2001).

There are so many people who could be considered as third parties who are obligated by state laws to report any type of neglect or abuse to the proper authorities. To get to the point some of the third parties who have a commitment to report child abuse or neglect which happens to be in the professional field are doctors, dentists, teachers, police officers, day care workers, clergymen, lawyers, therapists or counselors and etc... Sometimes professionals who are considered to be third parties have the advantage to whether or not if they report child abuse or neglect to the proper authorities. Others people that can be considered as third parties are family members, friends of the family and associates, but most times these groups of people may find it difficult to do so because of family ties to the abuser (Hess & Orthmann, 2010).

What are some items of concern that first responders s...

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...t lead whereas officers can obtain information is from informants, most times when informants know they can get some kind of deal from the police they will answer question about who may be involved in all sought of crimes and that is including about who steal cars (Hess & Orthmann, 2010).

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Chung, Y.C. & Chuang, Y.J. (2004). Portable stolen vehicle detector.

Garis, L. (July, 2005). Eliminating residential marijuana grow operations: an alternate approach.

Hess, K., & Orthmann, C. (2010). Criminal investigation. (9th Ed.) Clifton Park, NY:

Cengage Learning.

Sedlak, A.J. (February, 2001). A history of the National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and


In this essay, the author

  • Explains that when children are hurt physically, emotionally, or sexually, it is known as child abuse. third parties who report abuse or neglect are called child protected services or child welfare.
  • Explains that there are so many people who could be considered third parties who are obligated by state laws to report any type of neglect or abuse to the proper authorities.
  • Explains that being first responders to a fire scene can be dangerous if not approached in an appropriate manner.
  • Explains that first responders eye the scenery to see if any vehicles are hurriedly leaving the scene. they are conscious of the circumstance surrounding the flame and smoke, what course the fire has taken, and how to use certain techniques.
  • Explains that many people grow marijuana on the inside of their homes, especially if their landlords are not making frequent visits. some marijuana growers do not put bills in their name, but there are indicators that show otherwise.
  • Explains that darken windows may indicate that they just want to keep the neighbors from seeing inside of the home, or when someone turns their home into a greenhouse in which high temperature may fog up the window seals.
  • Opines that schools, law enforcement, and the community need to be more aware of gang indicators.
  • Explains that gang activity is not limited to graffiti and bandannas, but other indicators as well, such as secret codes tattooed on specific parts of the body, suspicious marks, and slang talk.
  • Explains the various ways that an officer may improve his chances of spotting a stolen vehicle.
  • Explains that police may search for a stolen vehicle in areas where they have located other stolen vehicles before.
  • Cites bullock, tilley, chuang, y.c., and garis, l.
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