Ethical Considerations in Crimes Against Children Cases

Course Description

In cases of child abuse and neglect, a number of ethical challenges may arise during the forensic interview, during the multi-disciplinary investigation, during trial and after a case is resolved in court. In some instances, ethical conundrums arise because MDT members have conflicting ethical codes and competing values. Utilizing a number of case scenarios, this workshop invites a conversation into the ethics of responding to child maltreatment.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn to identify ethical codes or other sources that may guide a forensic interviewer when facing an ethical conundrum.

2. Learn to recognize situations where the ethical codes of various MDT members may conflict and, when that happens, develop a process for resolving the situation.

3. Receive practical guidance to prevent ethical violations or, when they do occur, to limit potential damage in responding to an allegation of child abuse.

Session Formats

90 minute, 3 hour

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