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NCJ Number: 35319 Find in a Library
Title: RAPE, PART 1 - PROBLEMS IN PROOF (LEGAL INFORMATION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT SERIES)
Corporate Author: California Office of the Attorney General
Dept of Justice
United States of America
Project Director: R SIEGEL
Date Published: 1975
Sponsoring Agency: AIMS
Chatsworth, CA 91311-4409
California Council on Criminal Justice
Sacramento, CA 95823
California Office of the Attorney General
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: AIMS
9710 DeSota Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311-4409
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS POLICE TRAINING FILM, PART ONE OF A TWO-PART PRESENTATION, EXPLORES THE COURTROOM PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN PROOF OF RAPE AND HOW THESE PROBLEMS RELATE TO THE INITIAL POLICE INTERVIEW WITH THE VICTIM.
Abstract: EMPHASIZED IS THE APPROPRIATE ROLE OF POLICE OFFICERS, PARTICULARLY THE FIRST OFFICER TO ARRIVE AT THE SCENE, IN RAPE INVESTIGATION, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF A COMPLETE AND PROMPT INTERVIEW OF THE VICTIM FOR DETAILS OF THE ACT, A THOROUGH SEARCH OF THE CRIME SCENE FOR EVIDENCE AND EVIDENCE COLLECTION. ALSO DISCUSSED IS THE PART THE POLICEMAN'S INITIAL INVESTIGATION AND POLICE REPORT PLAY IN ESTABLISHING CORROBORATIVE EVIDENCE. IN ADDITION, FUNDAMENTAL RULES AND REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO THE LEGAL DEFINITION OF RAPE ARE COVERED. IN THIS FILM, AN OFFICER'S FAILURE TO CONDUCT A COMPLETE INITIAL INTERVIEW OR TO CARRY OUT AN IMMEDIATE CRIME SCENE SEARCH AND COLLECT CORROBORATIVE EVIDENCE LEADS TO A HUNG JURY, AND THE DEFENDANT IS ALLOWED OUT ON BAIL. A TRAINING MANUAL ACCOMPANIES THE FILM. (FOR PART TWO, 'PROVIDING THE PROOF', SEE NCJ-35294).
Index Term(s): Crime Scene Investigation; Criminal investigation; Criminal investigation training; Evidence collection; Films; Interview and interrogation; Police legal training; Police reports; Prosecution; Rape; Rules of evidence; Sexual assault victims; Testimony
Note: 30 MINUTES, 16MM COLOR, 1975 RENTAL ALSO AVAILABLE
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