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Rape Investigation Handbook, Second Edition 2nd Edition
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Praise for the first edition:
"This book is easy to read and follows a logical progression from the initial call to the courts. Anyone involved in dealing with sexual assault cases in any capacity would benefit from having this book in their library of reference texts." --www.crimeandclues.com
From the Back Cover
Rape Investigation Handbook, Second Edition, is an updated guide to understanding and investigating sexual assaults. This reference manual for sex crimes investigators will help them understand their roles and responsibilities within the justice system. It will help establish whether the elements of a sex crime are present using the evidence and interviews, and will provide for the effective and accurate identification, arrest, and prosecution of suspects. It is also appropriate for criminology, criminal justice, sociology, and criminal investigation studies at the college or university level.
The volume is divided into five sections: An Introduction to Sex Crimes, Investigative Response, The Victim, Physical Evidence, and The Offender. It begins with chapters that provide an overview of sex crimes, including sexual assault and sex trafficking. This leads into those that detail the necessary investigative response, from leadership responsibilities, to crime scene investigation, followed up by investigative interview strategy. The sex crime victim is also discussed extensively, with chapters on victimology, eyewitness ID, rape trauma syndrome, and false allegations. The importance of understanding physical evidence also features prominently, with chapters on the sexual assault examination, drug-facilitated sexual assault, and investigative DNA issues. It concludes with a focus on the offender: motivations, methods of operation, serial rape, and courtroom preparation.
Rape Investigation Handbook, Second Edition, is written and edited by John O. Savino, a detective with more than 25 years of law enforcement experience successfully investigating thousands of sex crimes, including many high profile serial rape cases the bulk of it while serving in the NYPDs Manhattan Special Victim Squad; and Brent E. Turvey, MS, a forensic scientist and criminal profiler with more than 15 years experience helping law enforcement agencies and attorneys examine and investigate all manner of violent sex crimes. This book offers an unflinching look at the reality of sexual assault, sexual assault investigations, victims, and rapists from all perspectives. It also presents best investigative practice based on working real cases: what works, what doesnt work, and why. Whether a student at college, a lawyer trying to understand their clients case, a police officer assigned to patrol, or a detective working sex crimes, this book will be your most valuable reference on the subject.
Key Features Every chapter has been updated significantly, to reflect current cases and best investigative practice New chapters on sex trafficking, eyewitness ID, rape trauma syndrome. Updated with key terms, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and comprehensive glossary; ideal for CJ/ Criminology courses at the college level. Provides clear and effective investigative guidelines and strategies for the sex crimes investigator, by professionals with a long history of working and solving complex cases.