First Advisor

Karch, Adriana


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Arts


School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

88 pages


The Use of Expert Search Warrants in the Criminal Investigation of Acquaintance Molestation Child sexual abuse is a critical social problem throughout the U.S. and the world. Often, a competent and thorough investigation can substantiate or discredit an allegation and notably support a subsequent prosecution of a substantiated case. A manual was created to assist law enforcement detectives who investigate allegations of child sex abuse. The investigative process includes: (a) forensic interviews of child victims, (b) collection of corroborative evidence, (c) analysis of offender characteristics and typologies, (d) offender interviews, and (e) search warrants to include expert search warrants.

Date of Award

Summer 2007

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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