One of the more difficult and disturbing cases attorneys have to deal with are child abuse cases. Members of the DCF (Department of Children and Families) have been quoted as saying that child abuse cases are "extremely difficult". This is mainly due to the difficulty of "predicting human behavior", as well as considering what is "crossing the line" when it comes to being a strict parent. For every case involving the DCF possibly missing the signs of potential child abuse, there are cases where they might have assumed too much.
An ongoing investigation into the death of a 3 year-old girl, whose mother said was killed by a hit-and-run driver, is about to take an odd legal turn.
We can't imagine how or why a young child could be left home unattended for, but you hear it on the news almost everyday and the criminal justice system is always dealing with the issue.
The term "child abuse" immediately strikes a nerve in all of us when we hear about it on the news. 30 years ago, a mother and a father could discipline their child by spanking them on the behind and nothing would ever come from it.
There's no way to sugarcoat a story about child neglect. While defense attorneys must protect their clients from doing any prison time, when you hear a tale like this one, it makes the job at hand much more difficult.
A crew member on the Disney Dream cruise ship was arrested yesterday for allegedly molesting a 13 year old girl.
Child abuse comes in many forms. Aside from the most common ones involving physical, emotional and sexual, neglect is one type of abuse that we hear on the news all the time.