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Running head: INVESTIGATIONS OF CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
Investigations of Child Sexual Exploitation
INVESTIGATIONS OF CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
Problems Encountered When Interviewing Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation
Investigators of child sexual exploitation often encounter certain challenges that tend to
impede the service of justice to the victims. In this respect, a deeper understanding of these
problems can go a long way to inform the most appropriate interview procedure, thereby
ensuring justice for the victims. One of the common problems observed when interviewing
children is consent. According to Flaherty et al. (2013) the law is silent on informed consent in
cases involving adolescents. The primary concern regarding consent remains what an
investigating officer or a family member should do if the child declines to undertake the
interview. Therefore, the interviewer is obliged to take informed consent from parents if the
victim is aged 12 and below and receive informed consent from both the parents and the survivor
if the victim is above 12 years. However, emergency treatment should be administered without
considering this consent stalemate.
Gender of the investigating officer is another issue surrounding child interviews.
According to Flaherty et al. (2013), female victims may expres...