Investigating Sexual Assault Cases

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Author: Arthur S. Chancellor

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144964869X

Category: Law

Page: 412

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Criminal Investigations & Forensic Science

Die Schande von Missoula

Vergewaltigung im Land der Freiheit

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Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492973353

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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Die meisten Vergewaltiger kannten ihre Opfer vorher, wodurch die Strafverfolgung und die gerichtliche Suche nach der Wahrheit oft komplex und undurchsichtig ist und die vergewaltigten Frauen ein zweites Mal traumatisiert werden. In seinem neuen Buch beschäftigt sich Jon Krakauer mit Vergewaltigungsfällen in der amerikanischen Universitätsstadt Missoula. Minutiös und doch einfühlsam skizziert er die Ereignisse, die eine ganze Gesellschaft an der Frage nach Recht und Unrecht, Wahrheit und Lüge verzweifeln lassen, er spricht mit den Beschuldigten und den Opfern und schildert packend, wie schmerzhaft die Suche nach Gerechtigkeit und Sühne bei Gericht sein kann.

Sexual Violence

Policies, Practices, and Challenges in the United States and Canada

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Author: James Fredrick Hodgson,Debra S. Kelley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275973681

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Social scientists from the two countries critically assess and evaluate current criminal justice responses, policies, practices, and challenges as they relate to sexual violence. They inventory the significant reforms in the response to sexual violence and survivors of it over the past two decades,

Sexual Assault in the Military

A Guide for Victims and Families

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Author: Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott,Don Philpott,Jeff Scott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442227516

Category: Self-Help

Page: 248

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Sexual assault and harassment in the military have been a critical issue for years. Here, Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott and Don Philpott look at problems, potential solutions, and methods for addressing the subject, for both the victims, the families, and the assailants.

Drug-facilitated Sexual Assault

A Forensic Handbook

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Author: Marc A. LeBeau,Ashraf Mozayani

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124402614

Category: Law

Page: 326

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This text is intended for all those involved in the investigation of sexual assault crimes and to educate them as to how drugs are used as weapons in committing sexual assaults. Designed as a handbook for all those involved in the investigation and prosecution of drug-assisted sexual assaults, this handbook begins with the history of drug-facilitated crimes and provides an overview of how these crimes have changed over the last decade. The last decade witnessed a dramatic increase in reports about sexual assault victims being knocked out through the use of drugs. The handbook continues with the many challenges that face the investigator of drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA). These challenges include: (1) an awareness of the many drugs used to commit DFSA such as ethanol and rohypnol, their effects on the human body, and their pharmacokinetic properties; (2) understanding and acknowledging the complexities of reporting this type of crime; and (3) properly collecting and analyzing the physical evidence. A key element making DFSA difficult to investigate is the drugs used, their effects on the victim, and the difficulty in detecting the presence of the drugs after ingestion. The handbook concludes by providing an outline of ideas and suggestions to overcome the difficulties encountered in DFSA cases.

Rape Investigation Handbook

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Author: John O. Savino,Brent E. Turvey

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123860309

Category: Law

Page: 584

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Rape Investigation Handbook details specific investigative and forensic processes related to sex crimes casework invaluable to those in law enforcement, the legal community, and the private sector. It takes the reader through these processes in a logical sequence, showing how investigations of rape and sexual assault can and should be conducted from start to finish. The second edition is reorganized to flow from the alleged assault to a courtroom trial. Section heads have been introduced and it includes six new chapters on sex crimes, sex trafficking, forensic victimology, eyewitness reports, rape trauma syndrome and rapist motivations. The remaining 12 chapters are entirely overhauled and in some cases completely rewritten by new, highly qualified contributors, such as "Sexual Assault Examination and Reconstruction" by Brent E. Turvey and Charla Jamerson and "Rapist Motivations" by Brent E. Turvey and Jodi Freeman. An additional appendix was added to provide current case studies. Includes six new chapters on sex crimes, sex trafficking, forensic victimology, eyewitness reports, rape trauma syndrome and rapist motivations Written in a clear, practical style, ideal for sex crime investigators including: professionals in forensic nursing, forensic laboratories, law enforcement and the legal community Authored by qualified investigators and forensic professionals with over 30 years of collective experience working cases, preparing them for court and offering testimony

Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation

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Author: Tom Bevel,Tom Gardner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439810060

Category: Law

Page: 536

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"If you are a Professional Crime Scene Investigator, then this book is a must have for both your personal forensic reference library, as well as your office reference library." Edward W. Wallace Jr., Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, Retired First Grade Detective, NYPD"Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation is a well-written, comprehensive gu

Policing Sexual Assault

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Author: Jeanne Gregory,Sue Lees

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134713126

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Policing Sexual Assault provides a detailed account of current police practice in the UK in response to sexual assault. The authors use case studies and interviews to find out why when the number of rape cases has almost trebled since 1985, the proportion of cases resulting in a conviction has dropped from 24% to 8.6%. Chapters cover: an overview of existing research police culture police recording practices the role of the Crime Prosecution Service male rape analysis of the judicial process interviews with complainants and first-hand accounts of their experiences proposals for reform. The authors place their findings within the context of theoretical debates about domestic and sexual violence and examine the gap between official condemnations of male violence, as enshrined in law, and the realities of the victims' (male and female) experiences - whereby the violence is too often condoned.

Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation

A Multidisciplinary Approach, Fourth Edition

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Author: Robert R. Hazelwood,Ann Wolbert Burgess

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420065053

Category: Law

Page: 592

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U.S. Justice Department statistics indicate that only 26 percent of all rapes or attempted rapes are reported to law enforcement officials, and only slightly more than half of these result in the arrest of a suspect. Part of the problem lies in the public’s lack of faith in the criminal justice system’s ability to effectively deal with rape, victims, and the offenders. Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Fourth Edition presents several new research findings and forensic techniques which enable agencies to overcome past impediments to successful intervention and prosecution. This revision of the perennial bestseller adds several new chapters and expertly advances the state of knowledge for police, health professionals, rape crisis staffs, and other criminal justice professionals. The book begins with a focus on the victim and reviews contemporary issues in the field of sexual violence, discusses the impact of sexual assault on the victim, and outlines victim care services. Then, from an investigative perspective, the book examines the relevance of fantasy, impulsive and ritualistic behavior, the personality of the offender, victim and offender interviews, geographic profiling, false allegations, and false confessions. A discussion of forensics and the court includes topics on collection of evidence, medical examinations and treatment, and trial preparation issues. Lastly, the book examines special populations with sections on pedophiles, female and juvenile offenders, drug-facilitated rape, sexual sadism, abuse of the elderly, and the timely topic of educator misconduct. This work was compiled by former FBI Agent Robert R. “Roy” Hazelwood and Ann Wolbert Burgess, Professor of Psychiatric Nursing at Boston College. The comprehensive text they have assembled is the definitive resource for those who must contend with the crimes of rape and other sexual assaults.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

Bureau's handling of sexual harassment and related complaints : statement for the record by Barney L. Gomez, Assistant Director, Office of Special Investigations, before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate

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Author: Barney L. Gomez,United States. General Accounting Office,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 12

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Military Justice: Oversight and Better Collaboration Needed for Sexual Assault Investigations and Adjudications

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Author: Brenda S. Farrell

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437988059

Category:

Page: 42

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The crime of sexual assault has serious consequences for both the aggrieved and the accused. The severity of these consequences underscores the importance of impartially administering justice in order to promote accountability and confidence that such allegations are taken seriously. This report addresses the extent to which: (1) the Department of Defense (DoD) conducts oversight of the military services¿ investigative organizations; and (2) the services provide resources for investigations and adjudications of alleged sexual assault incidents. The report also identified an issue relating to the military¿s criminal code during this review. Table and figure. This is a print on demand report.

The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations

The Grisly Business Unit

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Author: Robert D. Keppel,William J. Birnes

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080515398

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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Serial killers like Seattle's Ted Bundy, Maryland's Beltway Sniper, Atlanta's Wayne Williams, or England's Peter Sutcliffe usually outsmart the task forces on their trail for long periods of time. Keppel and Birnes take readers inside the operations of serial killer task forces to learn why. What is the underlying psychology of a serial killer and why this defeats task force investigations? This is the first book of its kind that combines state-of-the-art psychological assessment experience with the expertise of a homicide investigator who has tracked some of this country's most notorious serial killers. The author also brings to the book hands-on best practices gleaned from the experience of other task forces. Readers, both professionals and students, will benefit from the comprehensive and critical case reviews, the analysis of what went wrong, what went right, and the after-action recommendations of evaluators in the US, UK, and Canada. The book covers: * The nature of the psychology of a serial killer * How crime assessment profiling reveals that psychology * Why psychological profiles fail * How serial killer task forces defeat themselves * How the media can, and usually does, undermine the task force operation * The big secret of all serial killer investigations: police already have the killer's name * The best practices for catching a serial killer * Comprehensive case reviews of some of the US's and UK's most baffling serial killer cases * A list of best practices for serial killer task force investigators * Recommendations for how to manage comprehensive files and computer records * Practical advice on how to manage the media: what to say and not to say * Insight into what a serial killer might be thinking and doing to stay away from police * Recommendations for setting up and administering long-term investigations * Practical tips on how to maintain a task force's psychological edge and avoid defeatism

Guidelines for Sexual Assault Investigation

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminal investigation

Page: N.A

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Sexual assault is one of the most offensive crimes committed in our society. Not only is it a threat to the community, but may also physically and psycho-logically affect the victim in many ways. The emotional trauma of being sexually assaulted may differ from victimization in other forms. The personal nature of this act makes it even more critical that responding officers possess the skills and sensitivity necessary to provide the victim with the support he/she needs. This guideline document has been recently updated to incorporate changes in the law and changes in investigative procedure. Guidelines are presented in a format that will allow the reader to follow a step-by-step process for conducting a sexual assault investigation. POST encourages the sharing of this information with all law enforcement personnel who may serve as the liaison between the sexual assault victim and the criminal justice system.

Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse

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Author: American Prosecutors Research Institute,

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761930907

Category: Psychology

Page: 492

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To assist investigators and prosecutors, APRI’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse—the nation’s premiere trainer of child abuse prosecutors and investigators—presents the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse, Third Edition. Readers of this manual will receive practical, common sense assistance in handling child abuse cases from the initial report to the closing argument at trial. Appendices on the enclosed CD-ROM include hundreds of sample motions and other legal documents that can be adapted to the jurisdiction of individual readers. Now in its Third Edition, the manual contains the latest in case law and research on nearly every facet of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect. This is the only book on the market specifically geared to investigators and prosecutors called upon to handle abuse cases.

Advanced Forensic Criminal Defense Investigations

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Author: Paul J. Ciolino,Grace Elting Castle

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780913875551

Category: Law

Page: 322

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This book is filled with information on many different aspects of the criminal forensic investigation. Whether you represent the defense or prosecution, this is the ideal resource to consult when working with an investigator, or if you should have to investigate the crime yourself. This book covers many areas to help you with your investigation and your case. It covers technical advances in areas such as medicocriminal entomology, GSR tests, and voice identification, use of background checks, working with expert witnesses, investigation strategies for white collar crime and organized crime situations, building rapport with potential witnesses and informants, investigation of homicide and sexual assault cases, working with disabled suspects, investigating domestic violence cases and more. It is an important addition to your investigation library.

Forensic Biology, Second Edition

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Author: Richard Li

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439889724

Category: Law

Page: 567

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Over the last several years, new research and developments in analysis methods and practice have led to rapid advancements in forensic biology. Identifying critical points of knowledge and new methodological approaches in the field, Forensic Biology, Second Edition focuses on forensic serology and forensic DNA analysis. It provides students and professionals with a scientific grounding in biological evidence—both the techniques used to identify it and the methodology to analyze it. This second edition: Introduces the language of forensic biology, enabling students to become comfortable with usage and terminology Provides clear explanations of the principles of forensic identification and analysis of biological evidence Explains forensic serology and DNA techniques used in the field and the laboratory Discusses the benefits and limitations that apply to various forensic biology techniques Includes schematic illustrations to clarify concepts Presents three new chapters created for this edition Adds more than two hundred new color figures Covering the full scope of forensic biology, the book uses an accessible, straightforward style designed to enhance students’ education and training so they are prepared, both in the laboratory and in the field.

Sexual Assault

A Statewide Problem : a Procedural Manual Prepared by and for Law Enforcement Personnel, Medical Personnel, Social Service Personnel, Legal Personnel, Concerned Individuals

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Author: Eileen Keller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Child sexual abuse

Page: 143

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Serial Survivors

Women's Narratives of Surviving Rape

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Author: Jan Jordan

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862876798

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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The survival stories of fifteen women who were sexually assaulted by the same man, Malcolm Rewa, a serial rapist who terrorised women in Auckland.

Practical Investigation of Sex Crimes

A Strategic and Operational Approach

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Author: Thomas P. Carney

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203507179

Category: Law

Page: 248

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Because of the sensitive nature of sex crimes, police officials must develop a specialized set of interviewing skills to effectively investigate them. Written by former Commanding Officer of the Manhattan Special Victims Squad Thomas P. Carney, Practical Investigation of Sex Crimes: A Strategic and Operational Approach provides a day-to-day guide for investigating sex crimes. Using actual case histories, this comprehensive resource demonstrates the need for policymakers to create separate sex crime units within their jurisdictions and provides law enforcement officials with the tools necessary to thoroughly investigate these unique crimes.