The “How Does A Child-Abuse Detective Work?” Edition
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In this installment of Slate’s podcast about work, host Adam Davidson talks with Det. Erica Hurley of the Portland Police Bureau’s Child Abuse Team. Hurley explains how she investigates allegations of physical and sexual child abuse and the types of cases she encounters. Also, she discusses how she started her job and how it affects her life as a mother. In a Slate Plus extra, Hurley talks about Hollywood’s depiction of her work. If you’re not a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives. Start your 2-week free trial at Our sponsors today: Citrix GoToMeeting. Hold a meeting with anyone from the convenience of your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Get a free 30 day trial at Also: QuickBooks. Explore what QuickBooks Self-Employed can do for you with a free 30-day trial at