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Police Investigation of Child Abuse : The Police and the Abused Child

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University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario: 16mm.

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario: VHS.


University of Waterloo Audiovisual Services Catalog.
"Patrick Watson is host of this docu-drama which follows a specific case of child abuse, re-enacted. The responsibility of the Police for bringing charges and involving appropriate social services. A manual for training professionals accompanies the seven-part series. Dr Robert Bates, pediatrician and Director of the child abuse program at the Hospital for Sick Children. Constable Pat Lord of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Youth Bureau shows how the police, through their various contacts in the community, are often the first to come into contact with cases of child abuse. An alert officer who knows the signs may be able to recognize an abused child and avert more serious injuries. A knowledge of the signs of physical abuse is the first requirement."