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NCJ Number: NCJ 231171  Add to Shoppping Cart  
Title: First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Timothy O. Woods, J.D., M.A., LL.M.
Corporate Author: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
United States of America
Date Published: 07/2010
Page Count: 98
  Series: OVC Training Guidebooks
  Annotation: Although not intended to be a training manual or to offer guidance on responding to victims in every possible situation, this guidebook offers important information for law enforcement officers on how to respond to the needs of a wide range of victims.
Abstract: The first section presents basic guidelines on officers’ first response to victims’ three major needs: to feel safe, to express their emotions, and to know “what comes next.” Guidelines are listed for the specific attitudes and behaviors officers should display in meeting each of these three major victim needs. The guidebook’s second section focuses on officers’ first response to specific types of crime victims. This includes victims distinguished by age (older victims and child victims), those distinguished by a disability (Alzheimer’s disease, mental illness, mental retardation, blindness or vision impairment, deafness or difficulty in hearing, and those with limited physical mobility), and victims who are immigrants. The guidebook’s third section lists appropriate officer behaviors and attitudes toward individuals victimized by each of the following types of offenses: sexual assault, domestic violence, drunk-driving crashes, survivors of homicide victims, human trafficking, and mass-casualty crimes. A directory of national victim service providers is included. 50 notes
Main Term(s): Police services for victims
Index Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI) ; Persons with cognitive disabilities ; Sexual assault victims ; Persons with Disabilities ; Domestic assault ; Police-victim interaction ; Homicide Co-Survivors ; Child victims ; Elderly victims ; Elderly victim services ; OVC grant-related documents ; Mass Violence ; Trafficking in Persons
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2005-VF-GX-4001
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Type: Guideline
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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