Journal Issue: Sexual Abuse of Children Volume 4 Number 2 Summer/Fall 1994
This article describes the process for reporting and investigating child sexual abuse cases. Reporting mandates are discussed, as well as several concerns and criticisms about how these are implemented. The article also discusses a number of key issues related to the investigation of claims. The authors recommend greater use of multidisciplinary investigative teams and the development of comprehensive investigative protocols. Specific controversies, such as those concerning the use of videotaping, anatomical dolls, and validation tests, are also addressed.