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NCJ Number: 123281 Find in a Library
Title: Standard Recommended Procedures for the Emergency Treatment of Sexual Assault Victims
Corporate Author: Michigan Dept of State Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Dept of State Police
East Lansing, MI 48823
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Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This protocol for the emergency treatment of sexual assault victims in Michigan is designed to minimize the physical and psychological trauma to the victim, maximize the probability of collecting and preserving the physical evidence for possible criminal prosecution, and address controversial issues associated with collecting medical and physical evidence in such cases.
Abstract: Separate protocols are provided for child and adult sexual assault victims. In the adult protocol, general information covers sensitivity to victim needs, the elderly victim, the disabled victim, and the male victim. Other major sections pertaining to protocol for adult victims cover initial law enforcement response, the treatment plan, evidentiary and medical examinations, evidence collection documentation, medical examination documentation, and post-examination information. A section on sexually transmitted disease provides an overview of those most likely to be found in the sexually abused patient. The protocol for child sexual abuse victims addresses the treatment plan, victim interview, medical/evidentiary examination, and post-examination information. Appended forms and supplementary information.
Main Term(s): Sex offense investigations; Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Child victims; Evidence collection; Michigan; Victim medical assistance
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