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NCJ Number: 158432 Find in a Library
Title: Case of Rape, Volumes 1, 2, and 3
Corporate Author: AIMS
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 90
Sponsoring Agency: AIMS
Chatsworth, CA 91311-4409
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8068-8737-0; 0-8068-8738-9; 0-8068-8739-7
Sale Source: AIMS
9710 DeSota Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311-4409
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These police training videos focus on rape investigations and feature former New York Police Department Detective Sergeant Harry O'Reilly, who has extensive experience in rape investigations; Dr. Michael West, a specialist in forensic photography; and Detective Roger Smith, who specializes in case development.
Abstract: The videotapes present background information and detailed instructions on crime scene preservation, hair and fiber collection, the documentation of hidden wounds, skills for interviewing victims, and methods for acquiring confessions. Using graphic dramatizations, the films depict a forcible rape involving major injuries and describe the police officer's role at the crime scene, at the hospital, and in subsequent interviews. The instructions emphasize that rape is completely different from other crimes with respect to its psychological victimization impacts and that the most important skills involved in interviewing victims are sensitivity and compassion. The need for communication and case management skills is also emphasized. One videotape is directed primarily to the patrol officer, one to the technician, and one to the investigator. The manuals present background information, forms, and checklists
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Criminal Justice System Response to Victims; Evidence collection; Interview and interrogation; Police policies and procedures; Rape investigation training; Rape investigations
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Kit includes three 30-page manuals and 3 videotapes with running times of 38, 60, and 40 minutes, color
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