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NCJ Number: 69506 Find in a Library
Title: RAPE - INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES
Corporate Author: Region P Training Task Force
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: Charles S Maccrone Productions
Aptos, CA 95003
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Region P Training Task Force
Sale Source: Charles S Maccrone Productions
432 Ewell Avenue
Aptos, CA 95003
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 DISCUSSES PROCEDURES FOR POLICE OFFICERS INVESTIGATING CASES WHERE RAPE HAS BEEN REPORTED, AND INCLUDES SOME OPINIONS FROM OFFICERS AND RAPE VICTIMS.
Abstract: THE OFFICER MUST KEEP HIS FEELINGS IN CHECK, MUST FURNISH A STABLE FORCE, AVOID JOKING, NOT DISPLAY AN AVID CURIOSITY, AND MAKE SURE THE VICTIM IS ABLE TO BE INTERVIEWED. THE OFFICER'S QUESTIONS SHOULD INCLUDE THE LOCATION OF THE RAPE AND WHETHER THE VICTIM DESIRES SUPPORT OF SOME KIND. THE OFFICER SHOULD FIRST SECURE THE SAFETY OF THE VICTIM; IF HURT, SHE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL. NEXT, THE OFFICER MUST ESTABLISH THE ELEMENTS OF THE CRIME BY GETTING A DESCRIPTION OF WHAT HAPPENED, WHEN, AND WHERE, AND BY LOOKING FOR FINGERPRINTS. THE CRIME SHOULD BE BROADCAST SO THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS AWARE OF IT. EVEN IF THE VICTIM DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE HURT OR IN DANGER, THE OFFICER SHOULD STILL ARRANGE FOR A MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF THE VICTIM AT A HOSPITAL. FINALLY, THE OFFICER SHOULD SECURE EVIDENCE FOR PRESERVATION AND EXPLAIN TO THE VICTIM THAT SHE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A FOLLOWUP INVESTIGATION WHERE DETAILS WILL BE IMPORTANT. AN INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE IS INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Criminal investigation; Evidence collection; Evidence preservation; Police responsibilities; Rape; Sexual assault victims; Videotapes
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