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  1. If the victim was pregnant at the time of the battery and the suspect knew or should have known the victim
    was pregnant:
    this upgrades the battery charge to AGGRAVATED BATTERY

          

  2. Aggravated stalkingoccurs if an injunction is in place, the victim was under the age of 16 when the crime occurred, and/or if there are court-ordered restrictions.

          

  3. Credible threatis a parent, adult household member, or other person responsible for a child's welfare.

          

  4. Sexual conductis any of the following:
    • actual or simulated sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse, sexual bestiality, masturbation, or
    sadomasochistic abuse
    • actual lewd exhibition of the genitals
    • actual physical contact with a person's clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if such
    person is a female, breast, with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of either party
    • any act or conduct that constitutes sexual battery or simulates that sexual battery is being or will
    be committed

          

  5. The DCF investigator will conduct aand control and can easily escalate
    into aggravated stalking as the suspect progresses to more possessive and controlling
    behavior.

          

  6. A pale complexion and sunken eyes or cheeks can indicateseparate from a criminal investigation.

          

  7. A parent does not commit child abandonment or neglect, or contribute to a child's dependency, if he or sheExamples include an adult keeping a child home from school, committing a crime in the
    presence of a child, or serving alcoholic beverages to a child.

          

  8. battery moves violence into the realm of physical contact, which is:social services investigation.

          

  9. DCF Call: One of your primary responsibilities is toseparate from a criminal investigation.

          

  10. Physical injuryinvolves unwanted and repeated attention by the suspect towards the victim,
    family members, or individuals closely associated with the victim. It occurs across all
    socioeconomic and cultural barriers.

          

  11. Assault isverbal

          

  12. Caregiveris a parent, adult household member, or other person responsible for a child's welfare.

          

  13. A mother's breastfeeding of her baby does not constitute, under any circumstance,as sexual conduct.

          

  14. victim's rights packet explains options forand control and can easily escalate
    into aggravated stalking as the suspect progresses to more possessive and controlling
    behavior.

          

  15. The assault, aggravated assault, battery, or aggravated battery of an OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER, or EMS provider requires
    you to document three other elements:
    • The victim was at the time of the assault a law enforcement officer, firefighter, EMS provider, traffic
    accident investigation officer, traffic infraction enforcement officer, parking enforcement specialist,
    security officer employed by the board of trustees of a community college, or federal law enforcement
    officer.
    • The victim was engaged in the lawful performance of his or her duties at the time of the assault.
    • The suspect knew the victim was one of the workers listed above at the time of the assault.

          

  16. Sexual bestialityis a felony, which varies in degree depending upon the age of the victim, the mental and physical
    capacity of the victim, the type of force used, the threat or use of a deadly weapon, and the type of injuries
    received.

          

  17. To establish probable cause for CHILD ABUSE, document that the victim was less than 18
    years of age and the suspect knowingly or willfully:
    • inflicted physical or mental injury upon the child victim
    • committed an intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in
    physical or mental injury to the child victim
    • actively encouraged another person to commit an act that resulted in or could
    reasonably have been expected to result in physical or mental injury upon the
    child victim

          

  18. Establish probable cause for contributing to a child
    becoming a delinquent or dependent child, or a child in need of services by documenting that
    document that the victim was less than 18 years of age at the time that the suspect employed, authorized, or induced the
    victim to engage in a sexual performance, and knew the character and content of the performance.

          

  19. Some of the most sensitive and disturbing crimes includechild abuse, child
    neglect, child abandonment, and the sexual battery of a child.

          

  20. To establish probable cause for leaving a child unattended or unsupervised in a motor vehicle, document that
    the victim was LESS THAN SIX YEARS of age and that the suspect was:
    • a parent of, legal guardian for, or person responsible for the victim,
    • left the victim unattended or unsupervised in a motor vehicle for more than 15 MINUTES or while the
    motor was running and the health of the victim was in danger, and
    • caused great bodily harm, a permanent disability, and/or permanent disfigurement to the victim.

          

  21. deadly weaponoccurs when a caregiver deprives a child of, or allows the deprivation of,
    necessary food, clothing, shelter, or medical treatment, or allows the child to live in an
    environment when such deprivation or environment causes the child's physical, mental,
    or emotional health to be significantly impaired or to be in danger of being significantly
    impaired.

          

  22. Sexual battery occurs whenthe suspect commits an act upon and/or with the victim, in which the sexual organ
    of the suspect or victim penetrated or had union with the anus, vagina, and/or mouth of the victim and/or
    suspect.

          

  23. To establish probable cause for AGGRAVATED STALKINGdocument that the suspect willfully,
    maliciously, and repeatedly, followed, harassed, or cyber-stalked the victim, and the
    suspect made a credible threat with the intent to place the victim in reasonable fear of
    death or bodily injury.

          

  24. reasonable corporal disciplineis any of the following:
    • actual or simulated sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse, sexual bestiality, masturbation, or
    sadomasochistic abuse
    • actual lewd exhibition of the genitals
    • actual physical contact with a person's clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if such
    person is a female, breast, with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of either party
    • any act or conduct that constitutes sexual battery or simulates that sexual battery is being or will
    be committed

          

  25. According to s. 794.011(2), F.S., the following crimes, taught under sexual offenses, are not child abuse unless
    a person in a familial or custodial authority commits one of the crimes:
    • sexual battery, victim less than 12 years of age
    • sexual battery, person 12 years of age or older
    • sexual battery, victim 12 years of age or older, great force
    • sexual battery, victim 12 years of age or older, specified circumstances
    • unlawful sexual activity with certain minors
    • committing unnatural and lascivious act
    • exposure of sexual organs in a vulgar or indecent manner

          

  26. Due to the hostile nature of these types of calls,
    the unarmed DCF investigator is at risk
    for physical violence.

          

  27. To establish probable cause for using a child in a sexual performance with the consent of a parent, legal
    guardian, or custodian,
    document that the performance
    included sexual conduct by a child less than 18 years of age, and the suspect produced, directed, and/or
    promoted a performance and knew the character and content of the performance.

          

  28. If the child's size is inconsistent with his or her age, this may be a sign ofor without a criminal investigation.

          

  29. To establish probable cause for arresting a person for the use of a child in a sexual performance,document that the victim was less than 18 years of age at the time that the suspect employed, authorized, or induced the
    victim to engage in a sexual performance, and knew the character and content of the performance.

          

  30. If you are conducting an investigation of
    child abuse prior to DCF notification
    determine the relationship between the suspect and victim to protect
    the child from further abuse by physically separating the child and the suspect. Make sure the child and the
    suspect cannot see or hear each other. This prevents the suspect from using eye contact or body language to
    intimidate or coerce the child.

          

  31. To establish probable cause for possession of material including sexual conduct by a child, with intent to
    promote,
    document that the suspect knowingly used a computer connected
    to the internet or local bulletin board service capable of electronic data storage or transmission to contact the
    victim. The victim was a child or someone the suspect believed was a child.

          

  32. When establishing probable cause for soliciting a child or a person believed to be a child for unlawful sexual
    conduct using a computer service or device,
    document the photograph, motion picture, exhibition, show, representation, and/or presentation
    included, in whole or in part. Also, document that the suspect knowingly possessed a photograph, motion
    picture, exhibition, show, representation, and/or presentation, and knew the photograph, motion picture,
    exhibition, show, representation, and/or presentation included sexual conduct by a child less than 18 years
    of age.

          

  33. Stalking is a crime of powerand control and can easily escalate
    into aggravated stalking as the suspect progresses to more possessive and controlling
    behavior.

          

  34. When establishing probable cause for stalking,document that the suspect intentionally touched
    or struck the victim against his or her will, or the suspect intentionally caused bodily
    harm to the victim.

          

  35. Mental injuryis an injury to the intellectual or psychological capacity of
    a child as evidenced by a discernible and substantial impairment in the ability to
    function within the normal range of performance and behavior.

          

  36. assault (Definition)involves verbal threats without physical contact.

          

  37. Many pedophiles usechatting and email to coordinate traveling to meet
    child victims. File sharing, peer-to-peer networks, and malware contribute to 99 percent of child porn that
    predators share on the internet.

          

  38. Prohibited computer transmissions of sexual acts live over a computer online service, internet service, or local
    bulletin board service are
    dehydration and malnutrition

          

  39. The DCF can conduct its investigation withsocial services investigation.

          

  40. Sexual batteryis oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another
    or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an
    act done for a bona fide medical purpose.

          

  41. Performancemeans to procure, manufacture, issue, sell, give, provide, lend, mail, deliver, transfer, transmute,
    publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit, or advertise or to offer or agree to do the same.

          

  42. Sexual predatorsis oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another
    or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an
    act done for a bona fide medical purpose.

          

  43. Signs of Child Abuse or Neglect
    Child abuse or neglect may include the following:
    • inflicting or allowing physical, mental, or emotional injury
    • committing or allowing sexual battery, or lewd or lascivious acts
    • allowing, encouraging, or forcing the sexual exploitation of a child
    • abandoning a child
    • exposing a child to an illegal controlled substance
    • using mechanical devices, unreasonable restraint, or extended periods of isolation to control a child
    • engaging in violent behavior that demonstrates a wanton disregard for the presence of a child and could
    reasonably result in serious injury to the child
    • negligently failing to protect a child from inflicted physical, mental, or sexual injury caused by acts
    of another
    • allowing a child's sibling to die because of abuse or neglect

          

  44. The law authorizes DCF investigators to remove children frombe the absence of necessities
    such as food, water, and heat. Victims can have bedsores, skin disorders, rashes, untreated injuries, or medical
    problems.The child may exhibit poor personal hygiene, including soiled clothing, matted or lice-infested hair,
    odors, dirty nails or skin, and the presence of feces.

          

  45. Certain parental behaviors can indicate an environment of abuse, such asa very tense atmosphere in the home,
    unreasonable discipline, unrealistic expectations, and impulsive and inconsistent behaviors.

          

  46. If you attempt to verify the child's safety and the parent or guardian refuses access to the child, determine if:determine the relationship between the suspect and victim to protect
    the child from further abuse by physically separating the child and the suspect. Make sure the child and the
    suspect cannot see or hear each other. This prevents the suspect from using eye contact or body language to
    intimidate or coerce the child.

          

  47. To establish probable cause for BATTERYdocument that the suspect intentionally touched
    or struck the victim against his or her will, or the suspect intentionally caused bodily
    harm to the victim.

          

  48. Many times stalking events do not come to the attention of law enforcement
    until the situation has
    you have the authority to arrest a suspect for a battery.

          

  49. DCF INVESTIGATION: If the child is not in immediate danger,determine the relationship between the suspect and victim to protect
    the child from further abuse by physically separating the child and the suspect. Make sure the child and the
    suspect cannot see or hear each other. This prevents the suspect from using eye contact or body language to
    intimidate or coerce the child.

          

  50. Cyber-stalkingis harassment communicated through words or images by using email or other electronic
    forms of communication.

          

  51. Behaviors that may indicate child abuse include the following:• sprain, dislocation, or cartilage damage, bone or skull fracture, brain or spinal
    cord damage, intracranial hemorrhage, or injury to another internal organ
    • asphyxiation, suffocation, or drowning
    • injury resulting from the use of a deadly weapon
    • burns or scalding, cuts, lacerations, punctures, or bites
    • permanent or temporary disfigurement, permanent or temporary loss or
    impairment of a body part or function

          

  52. Due to the nature of the DCF
    investigation,
    you should be able to use much of the information from the DCF investigator in a criminal
    investigation to prove the elements of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

          

  53. Infants can have a bald spot on the back of their heads that indicatesyou should be able to use much of the information from the DCF investigator in a criminal
    investigation to prove the elements of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

          

  54. To establish probable cause for AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, document that the suspect:• committed aggravated battery upon the victim
    • willfully tortured the victim
    • maliciously punished the victim
    • willfully and unlawfully caged the victim
    • knowingly or willfully committed child abuse upon the victim and in so doing
    caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement, or
    uses a deadly weapon

          

  55. Hazards in the home can includeexposed wires and roach infestation.

          

  56. Your feelings about child abuse and child discipline canand control and can easily escalate
    into aggravated stalking as the suspect progresses to more possessive and controlling
    behavior.

          

  57. Culpable negligence is consciously doing an act or following a course of conduct the suspect must have known,or reasonably should have known, was likely
    to cause death or great bodily harm.

          

  58. Culpable negligenceis recklessly acting without reasonable
    caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something
    with the same consequences).

          

  59. elements of contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a childdetermine the relationship between the suspect and victim to protect
    the child from further abuse by physically separating the child and the suspect. Make sure the child and the
    suspect cannot see or hear each other. This prevents the suspect from using eye contact or body language to
    intimidate or coerce the child.

          

  60. Stalkinginvolves unwanted and repeated attention by the suspect towards the victim,
    family members, or individuals closely associated with the victim. It occurs across all
    socioeconomic and cultural barriers.

          

  61. Child neglectis a situation in which the parent or legal custodian of a child or, in the absence of a parent
    or legal custodian, the caregiver, while being able, has made no significant contribution to the child's care and
    maintenance or has failed to establish or maintain a substantial and positive relationship with the child, or both.

          

  62. Abandonmentis a situation in which the parent or legal custodian of a child or, in the absence of a parent
    or legal custodian, the caregiver, while being able, has made no significant contribution to the child's care and
    maintenance or has failed to establish or maintain a substantial and positive relationship with the child, or both.

          

  63. Sexual batterytrade child pornography online and use computers to solicit sexual performances by children
    and lure them into sexual liaisons

          

  64. Legal custody is:• a legal status created by a court, which appoints a person a custodian or guardian,
    whether an agency or an individual (for example, the Department of Children
    and Families may have custody, or a member of the child's extended family may
    be awarded custody)
    • the right to have physical custody of the child and the right and duty to protect,
    nurture, guide, and discipline the child
    • the right to provide the child with food, shelter, education, and ordinary medical,
    dental, psychiatric, and psychological care

          

  65. Harassmentis a parent, adult household member, or other person responsible for a child's welfare.

          

  66. Document that the victim was less than 18 years of age to establishchild abuse, child
    neglect, child abandonment, and the sexual battery of a child.

          

  67. child neglect can be as harmful aschild abuse.

          

  68. Sexual performanceis any performance or part of the performance, which includes sexual conduct by a child
    less than 18 years of age.

          

  69. Sadomasochistic abuseis flagellation or torture by or upon a person, or the condition of being fettered, bound, or otherwise physically
    restrained, for the purpose of deriving sexual satisfaction from inflicting harm on another or receiving such
    harm oneself.

          

  70. Harm can be any of the following:• sprain, dislocation, or cartilage damage, bone or skull fracture, brain or spinal
    cord damage, intracranial hemorrhage, or injury to another internal organ
    • asphyxiation, suffocation, or drowning
    • injury resulting from the use of a deadly weapon
    • burns or scalding, cuts, lacerations, punctures, or bites
    • permanent or temporary disfigurement, permanent or temporary loss or
    impairment of a body part or function

          

  71. The battery of a CORRECTIONAL FACILITY EMPLOYEE requires you to document an additional five elements:• The suspect was in a correctional facility, in custody.
    • The suspect intentionally touched, struck, or attempted to touch or strike the victim against his or her
    will by throwing, tossing, or expelling blood, saliva, chewed food, seminal fluid, urine, or feces
    at the victim.
    • The suspect intended to harass, annoy, threaten, or alarm the victim.
    • The victim was a correctional facility employee.
    • The suspect knew the victim or had reason to know the victim was a facility employee.

          

  72. Establish probable cause for child neglect with bodily harm by documenting thatdocument that the performance
    included sexual conduct by a child less than 18 years of age, and the suspect produced, directed, and/or
    promoted a performance and knew the character and content of the performance.

          

  73. To establish probable cause for promoting a sexual performance by a child,document that the performance
    included sexual conduct by a child less than 18 years of age, and the suspect produced, directed, and/or
    promoted a performance and knew the character and content of the performance.

          

  74. Sexual battery upon a child 12 years of age or older but less than 18 years of age by a
    person who has familial or custodial authority and solicitation of a child less than 18 years of age to engage in
    an act that constitutes sexual battery by a person in a familial or custodial authority is
    if the suspect is a person who has familial or
    custodial authority.

          

  75. Even when the battery is not committed in your
    presence,
    you should be able to use much of the information from the DCF investigator in a criminal
    investigation to prove the elements of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

          

  76. If you cannot establish where the incident
    occurred,
    document that the suspect intentionally touched
    or struck the victim against his or her will, or the suspect intentionally caused bodily
    harm to the victim.

          

  77. a victim-reported crime.Stalking

          

  78. Fragile skin, dry, sore mouth, apathy, lack of energy, and mental confusion can indicateinterfere with your judgment during a child abuse incident, but you should maintain a professional, fair, and impartial attitude while conducting a child abuse investigation.

          

  79. "Maliciously" is:• a legal status created by a court, which appoints a person a custodian or guardian,
    whether an agency or an individual (for example, the Department of Children
    and Families may have custody, or a member of the child's extended family may
    be awarded custody)
    • the right to have physical custody of the child and the right and duty to protect,
    nurture, guide, and discipline the child
    • the right to provide the child with food, shelter, education, and ordinary medical,
    dental, psychiatric, and psychological care

          

  80. to establish probable cause for AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE document that the victim was less than 18 years of age and the suspect did any of the
    following acts:
    • intentionally and unlawfully threatened, by either word or act, to do violence to
    a victim,
    • appeared to have the ability to carry out the threat at the time, and
    • created in the mind of the victim a well-founded fear that violence was about to
    take place.

          

  81. To establish probable cause for FELONY BATTERYdocument that the suspect actually and intentionally touched
    or struck the victim against his or her will and that the suspect caused the victim great bodily harm, permanent
    disability, or permanent disfigurement.

          

  82. A social services investigation istrade child pornography online and use computers to solicit sexual performances by children
    and lure them into sexual liaisons

          

  83. Deviate sexual intercourseis sexual conduct between people not married to each other consisting of contact between
    the penis and the anus, the mouth and the penis, or the mouth and the vulva.

          

  84. To establish
    probable cause for ASSAULT, document that the suspect:
    document that the suspect actually and intentionally touched
    or struck the victim against his or her will and that the suspect caused the victim great bodily harm, permanent
    disability, or permanent disfigurement.

          

  85. injunctionis a court order, which requires a person to do or avoid doing specific acts.

          

  86. Signs of neglect in the home canbe the absence of necessities
    such as food, water, and heat. Victims can have bedsores, skin disorders, rashes, untreated injuries, or medical
    problems.The child may exhibit poor personal hygiene, including soiled clothing, matted or lice-infested hair,
    odors, dirty nails or skin, and the presence of feces.

          

  87. There may be signs of mismanaging
    medication such as
    empty, unmarked, and outdated prescription bottles.

          

  88. Culpable negligence is more thana failure to use ordinary
    care for others; it is gross and flagrant negligence, committed with an utter disregard for
    the safety of others

          

  89. To establish probable cause for AGGRAVATED BATTERYdocument that the suspect willfully,
    maliciously, and repeatedly, followed, harassed, or cyber-stalked the victim, and the
    suspect made a credible threat with the intent to place the victim in reasonable fear of
    death or bodily injury.

          

  90. To establish probable cause for contributing to child dependency by a person 21 years or older impregnating
    a child less than 16 years of age,
    document that at the time, the victim was less than 16 years of age, and the
    suspect was 21 years of age or older and impregnated the victim. Even if the victim consented or had a sexual
    history, such an interaction is still illegal.

          

  91. Simulatedverbal

          

  92. If the victim of the assault, aggravated assault, battery or aggravated battery is 65 years of age or older,• intentionally and unlawfully threatened, by either word or act, to do violence to
    a victim,
    • must appear to have the ability to carry out the threat at the time,
    • created in the mind of the victim a well-founded fear that violence was about to
    take place, and
    • made a fully formed, conscious intent to commit violence to a victim using a
    deadly weapon.

          

  93. newborn infantis a child whom a licensed physician reasonably believes to be approximately seven (7) days old or younger.
    *Unless there is actual or suspected child abuse or neglect, a parent has the right to remain anonymous when surrendering an
    infant. You may not pursue or follow a parent that surrenders his or her newborn infant.

          

  94. Any sexual battery on a child is considered child abuseif the suspect is a person who has familial or
    custodial authority.

          

  95. Promoteinvolves unwanted and repeated attention by the suspect towards the victim,
    family members, or individuals closely associated with the victim. It occurs across all
    socioeconomic and cultural barriers.

          

  96. "Willfully" .is the explicit depiction of sexual conduct, which creates the appearance of such conduct, and exhibits any uncovered portion
    of the breasts, genitals, or buttocks.

          

  97. If probable cause exists;• a legal status created by a court, which appoints a person a custodian or guardian,
    whether an agency or an individual (for example, the Department of Children
    and Families may have custody, or a member of the child's extended family may
    be awarded custody)
    • the right to have physical custody of the child and the right and duty to protect,
    nurture, guide, and discipline the child
    • the right to provide the child with food, shelter, education, and ordinary medical,
    dental, psychiatric, and psychological care

          

  98. Abuseis the explicit depiction of sexual conduct, which creates the appearance of such conduct, and exhibits any uncovered portion
    of the breasts, genitals, or buttocks.

          

  99. To establish probable cause for possession of material including sexual conduct by a child less than 18 years
    of age,
    document the photograph, motion picture, exhibition, show, representation, and/or presentation
    included, in whole or in part. Also, document that the suspect knowingly possessed a photograph, motion
    picture, exhibition, show, representation, and/or presentation, and knew the photograph, motion picture,
    exhibition, show, representation, and/or presentation included sexual conduct by a child less than 18 years
    of age.