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NCJ Number: 115599 Find in a Library
Title: Prosecution of Sex Offenses (From Basic Course for Prosecutors XIII, Volume 2, P 821-836, 1988 -- See NCJ-115597)
Author(s): C J Belling; S A Di Tullio
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Albany, NY 12203-3764
Sale Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Guidelines to prosecuting sex offenses committed against adult and child victims address interviewing victims, preliminary hearings, evidence, common defenses, and prosecution strategies.
Abstract: The outline discusses sex offenses involving adult victims, offering suggestions on the initial interview with the victim and conduct of the felony hearing. A review of evidence presented by the prosecution covers medical records, clothing, weapons, witnesses, fingerprints, bitemarks, and expert testimony on the rape trauma syndrome. Tactics for countering two defenses -identification and consent -- are detailed. Also considered is marital rape. The outline then addresses interviewing the child victim and evidence needed in such cases. Familial sexual abuse expert testimony and recent changes in the law concerning child sexual abuse cases are examined. Three defenses used in child sexual offense cases are reviewed: identification, consent, and fabrication.
Main Term(s): Sex offenses
Index Term(s): Age discrimination; Lobbying; Sexual assault trauma; Sexual assault victims
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