Child Sexual Exploitation Quick Reference

This pocket-sized field guide compiles key points from the complete Child Sexual Exploitation set and features a range of vital information, from investigation to prosecution. This all-encompassing resource is essential for any medical, legal, or social professionals who regularly encounter children in their fields.

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Child Sexual Exploitation Quick Reference

For Healthcare, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals

Child Sexual Exploitation Quick Reference serves as a beneficial companion for professionals investigating, treating, or prosecuting the sexual exploitation of children. This volume contains information on how perpetrators of exploitation operate, as well as strategies for prevention and successful prosecutions.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, this text examines medical implications for victims of sexual exploitation, providing case studies to give readers a unique insight into the lives of affected children. Physicians, social service workers, law enforcement personnel, teachers, and all other professionals who work with children and families will be sure to find this reference invaluable.

Features & Benefits:

  • Highlights essential exploitation information
  • Conveniently sized for on-the-go use
  • Ideal for multidisciplinary use
Product Details:

Quick reference format, wire-o bound
384 pages, 45 images, 52 contributors


Law Enforcement, Attorneys, Physicians, ER Personnel, Pediatricians, EMTs, Nurses, Clinical Researchers, Social Service Personnel, Mental Health Professionals, Child Protective Services Members

Publication date:

January 2007


978-1-878060-21-1 (Print)
978-1-878060-49-5 (eBook)

Table of Contents

1. Overview
2. Victims and Offenders
3. Child Pornography
4. Prostitution of Children
5. Cyber-Enticement and Internet Travelers
6. Sex Tourism and Human Trafficking
7. Medical Issues
8. Principles of Investigation
9. Investigating Child Pornography
10. Investigating the Prostitution of Children
11. Investigating Cyber-Enticement
12. Legal Issues Specific to Pornography Cases
13. Legal Considerations in Prostitution Cases
14. Legal Approaches to Internet Cases
15. Support Services for Prostituted Children
16. AMBER Alert
17. Faith-Based and Rural Communities
18. Recommended Actions

Sharon W. Cooper, MD, FAAP

Sharon Cooper is an adjunct professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Additionally, she is the executive director of Developmental Forensic Pediatrics, P. A., a consulting firm that provides clinical care for children with disabilities and victims of child maltreatment, and a forensic pediatrician at the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, which provides forensic pediatric services for nine counties in North Carolina. Dr. Cooper is a registered and certified physician within the Child Medical Evaluation Program under the auspices of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Due to the scope of Dr. Cooper’s practice, she is closely associated with the city, county, federal, and military court systems and functions as an expert witness in the areas of general, developmental, and forensic pediatrics. She also provides training for military and civilian physicians, law enforcement officers, social workers, psychologists, chaplains, attorneys, and judges who handle child maltreatment cases. She has been an annual presenter for the Children’s Hospital Hackensack Medical Center and is an educator of Internet crimes against children for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Richard J. Estes, DSW, ACSW

Richard Estes is a professor of social work at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He holds an AB degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia and graduate degrees in social work from the University of Pennsylvania (MSW) and the University of California at Berkeley (Doctor of Social Welfare). He also holds a post-masters certificate in Psychiatric Social Work from the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas. At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Estes serves as chair of the graduate concentration in Social and Economic Development (SED). He is a former president of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE), and in 2003 was elected president of the International Society For Quality of Life Studies for a two-year term. Currently, he is a member of the International Commission of the Council on Social Work Education. Dr. Estes has received numerous awards and grants for his research on international social work and comparative social development, including 2 Fulbright-Hays Senior Research Awards (Iran, 1978 and Norway, 1979) and a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar Award to Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea (1994).

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Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD

Angelo Giardino is the medical director of Texas Children’s Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children’s Hospital’s forensic pediatrics service at the Children’s Assessment Center in Houston, Texas. Angelo Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Immediately after his fellowship training, Angelo Giardino became the assistant, and then the associate, medical director at Health Partners of Philadelphia, where he had primary responsibility for utilization management, intensive case management, and health care data analysis. He also shared responsibility for the plan’s quality improvement program. Additionally, he began the Child Abuse and Neglect Team for Children with Special Health Care Needs, which was funded by a three-year grant from a local philanthropy. In 1998, he was appointed associate chair of clinical operations in the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and in June of 1999 he was asked to chair the CHOP Quality Committee. These accomplishments are only a few of his career.

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Nancy D. Kellogg, MD, FAAP

Nancy Kellogg completed her MD, pediatrics residency, and pediatrics internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she is now a tenured professor of pediatrics. She is the medical director of the Alamo Children’s Advocacy Center and a consultant and trainer for the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services and the San Antonio Police Department. Dr. Kellogg is also part of the medical staff at Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center and University Hospital. Dr. Kellogg is a 2003 recipient of the Presidential Award for Clinical Excellence from the University of Texas Health Science Center, a 2000 nominee for the governor’s office “Texas Woman of the Year” in Health Services, and, since 1999, a member of the honorary Ray Helfer Society. Approximately 200 physicians and nurses have received intensive child abuse training under her direction, and she has developed a formal weeklong curriculum through the current Children’s Justice Act Grant to Texas. She is also a prolific writer and developer of sexual abuse multimedia training materials. Dr. Kellogg has authored over 70 publications.

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Victor I. Vieth, JD

Currently director of the American Prosecutors Research Institute’s (APRI) National Child Protection Training Center at Winona State University, Victor Vieth graduated magna cum laude from Winona State University and earned his Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law. He has been named to the President’s Honor Roll of American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. The Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association named him one of “21 Young Lawyers Leading Us Into the 21st Century.” Vieth is the author of numerous articles pertaining to issues of child abuse and domestic violence. His article “Drying Their Tears” received the Associated Church Press’ 1994 Award of Excellence. In 1997, Vieth joined the staff of the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse. From 1997 to 1999, he worked there as a senior attorney, providing technical assistance and training to prosecutors around the country. In 1999, he became director of the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse. Among his accomplishments is the development of the project “Half a Nation by 2010.” The goal of this program is to complete five-day forensic interview training programs in at least 25 states by the end of the decade. In 2003, the APRI appointed Vieth to direct the National Child Protection Training Center on the campus of Winona State University.

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The 2-volume set from which this quick reference is derived is the most comprehensive text on this subject that I have seen, and it represents the efforts of an impressive collection of premier investigators, judicial participants, child protection agency personnel, and clinicians. This quick reference maintains the same quality of research and is invaluable for frontline professionals who deal with the victims and perpetrators of child sexual exploitation. 

Robert M. Reece, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Tufts University School of Medicine
Visiting Professor of Pediatrics
Dartmouth Medical School
Editor, The Quarterly Update

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