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Case Study: Child Molestation

For this Discussion, review this week’s media piece, “Case Study: Child Molestation.” Assume the role of the superintendent and consider your legal responsibility in this situation and how you would address it to protect the health and welfare of the children. Once you have reviewed the media, search for local, state, and federal laws, and policies that would be used to determine the criminal or civil liability in this case. Note: This case is based upon a real-life scenario.

Post an explanation of whether this is considered a criminal or civil liability case, or both, and cite the laws or policies that were violated. Then, assuming the role of the superintendent, what steps would you take to address this situation? Explain your legal responsibility in this case. Finally, explain at least two strategies you would employ to ensure compliance of the laws and policies surrounding this case to mitigate future occurrences.

Go to the Grand City Community Link http://mym.cdn.laureate-media.com/2dett4d/Walden/EDDD/2015/CH/mm/grand_city/index.htmlClick into West Ridge Middle School and review the following case study.

Note: The instructor is very strict with APA 6th edition formatting. Please use correct APA formatting and proper reference and citation formatting. If you are not sure please google how to correctly format your references. Do not forget to list your references and you must include the in-text citations. Also please use current (meaning within the past 2 years) scholarly journal articles as references. Thanks.



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Legal obligation requires that when an allegation of child molestation is reported to the superintendent, he or she reports the incident immediately to an official at the Department of Child Protective Services. Report to higher authority is not considered in lieu of this report ( Christian et al.,2015). Several steps can be taken to protect the health and safety of the child depending on the person who reported the allegation. However, fulfilling the obligation to report is the most important action that can be taken as….


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