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NCJ Number: 250573 Find in a Library
Title: Online Glossary Helps Professionals "Speak the Same Language" About Sexual Assault
Journal: TECHBeat  Dated:January 2017  Pages:3-6
Author(s): Becky Lewis
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Editor(s): Michele Coppola
Date Published: January 2017
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Instructional Material; Program/Project Description; Reference Material; Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article; Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reports on the development of an online “Multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Glossary” that assists medical, law enforcement, forensic, and legal professionals “speak the same language” when discussing sexual assault cases.
Abstract: Produced in cooperation with the Center for Nursing Excellence International, the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) solicited input from multidisciplinary subject-matter experts, who suggested terms and wrote and reviewed definitions. A consensus model was used to approve content and definitions. There is a structure for continuing to update the glossary at conferences, meetings, and social media. The glossary can be accessed at Extensive feedback has been received about its usefulness and ease of access. Positive comments have been received from rural providers, prosecutors, and investigators who are not specialized in the management of sexual assault cases. There are frequent calls for the expansion of the glossary.
Main Term(s): Computer aided instruction
Index Term(s): Communications; Definitions; Interagency cooperation; NIJ Resources; Rape investigations; Sex offense investigations
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