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Title: Promoting Effective Criminal Investigations of Campus Sex Crimes, Summary Report
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2012
Page Count: 53
  Annotation: This report summarizes the discussions of a forum held by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) to consider ways to improve criminal investigations of campus sex crimes.
Abstract: The forum was attended by representatives from college law enforcement, student affairs, campus sexual assault victim services, government agencies, national organizations that focus on campus safety or address public policy issues for higher education more broadly, and organizations or individuals that provide legal counsel or risk-management tools for colleges and universities. The factors that prompted the forum were high rates of sexual assault coupled with low rates of reporting to law enforcement, the unique role of college campus public safety agencies in sex-crimes investigations, and the fact that most campus sexual assaults are committed by an acquaintance of the victim rather than a stranger. In addition local law enforcement agencies may be required to coordinate their investigation of a campus sex crime with the school’s investigation. Forum participants focused on four issues. One topic involved the challenges, issues, and promising practice related to the investigation of campus sex crimes. A second forum topic was the identification of resources that exemplify promising practices in campus sex-crime investigations or that may be useful in their implementation. A third topic was the identification of key partners in investigations of campus sex crimes and potential coordination challenges. A fourth topic considered in the forum involved suggestions to guide criminal investigations of campus sex crimes. This report summarizes the key outcomes and suggestions from the forum discussions.
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Campus Security ; Private police ; Sex offenses ; Campus police ; Rape investigations ; Investigative techniques ; Campus crime
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Type: Issue Overview ; Conference Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Campus Sex Crimes Forum, January 25, 2012, Washington D.C.
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