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NCJ Number: 157433 Find in a Library
Title: Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation: A Multidisciplinary Approach; Second Edition
Editor(s): R R Hazelwood; A W Burgess
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 402
Sponsoring Agency: CRC Press
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8493-8152-5
Sale Source: CRC Press
711 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents the research findings on the FBI's study of the serial rapist and new and challenging directions for the investigation and prosecution of rape cases.
Abstract: A unique feature of the book is the incorporation of traditional police procedures in rape investigation with new and contemporary techniques developed during the past decade, such as criminal investigative analysis as well as current classification of rape and sexual assault. The first section of the book includes three chapters that provide a basis for examining some of people's thoughts and reactions to the problem of rape. The second section of the book focuses on the investigation of rape and deals primarily with the investigative aspects of the crime. Two updated chapters discuss the collection and observation of physical and trace evidence of the victim, the offender, and the scene of the crime. Chapters also discuss the presentation of this evidence in court. The third section addresses the medical and nursing aspects of rape investigations. An updated chapter orients the rape investigator to the conduct of a medical examination and the manner in which evidence should be collected. The rationale as well as the intricacies of the medical examination are discussed. A new chapter discusses prototypes for victim care services and provides a data collection instrument for rape and sexual assault. Section IV considers the prosecution of rape cases, and Section V discusses special offender populations, specifically, child molesters, the serial rapist, and the criminal sexual sadist. Chapter references and a subject index
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Medical evaluation; Offender profiles; Prosecution; Rape investigations; Rape trauma syndrome; Rapists; Serial rapists; Sexual assault victims
Note: CRC Series in Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations
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