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    The Supreme Court’s 2004 decision in Crawford v. Washington can discourage prosecutors from litigating many child maltreatment cases, prosecutors reported in a nationwide survey conducted by University of Illinois social work senior research specialist Theodore P. Cross.

    The Supreme Court’s 2004 decision in Crawford v. Washington can discourage prosecutors from litigating many child maltreatment cases, prosecutors reported in a nationwide survey conducted by University of Illinois social work senior research specialist Theodore P. Cross.

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    Editor’s notes: To reach Ted Cross, call 781-640-4532; email tpcross@illinois.edu

    The paper “The practice of prosecuting child maltreatment: Results of an online survey of prosecutors” is available online from Elsevier or from the News Bureau.