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Investigating Sexual Assault Cases

  • Arthur Chancellor
  • ISBN-10: 144964869X
  • ISBN-13: 9781449648695
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Not all crimes are committed equally and therefore not all investigations can be conducted equally. Each crime type requires unique investigative techniques - from first response, to evidence collection, and interviewing the victims and suspects - every crime type necessitates distinct investigative procedures and reporting. Written for criminal investigation courses and specifically sex crime investigation courses, Investigating Sexual Assault Cases presents the basic responsibilities of first responders and highlights specific demands for investigators and prosecutors. Part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Guides to Law Enforcement Investigation series, this comprehensive resource provides future law enforcement professionals with the information necessary to accurately investigate and analyze sexual assault crimes, improve clearance rates, increase rape and sexual assault reporting, and reduce the number of wrongful incarcerations.


  • Serves as a how-to guide while maintaining the theory so readers gain a full understanding of the entire investigative process of a sexual assault case.

  • Includes a chapter on common mistakes investigators make when conducting and reporting on sexual assault crimes.

  • Includes discussion on the victim and victimology, offender typology and special offenders, the investigative interviewing process, working with prosecutors, and more.

  • Contains case studies and chapter summaries to ensure comprehension, as well as end-of-chapter references for further research on specific topics.

About the Author

Arthur Chancellor

Supervisory Special Agent and Assistant Operations Officer, US Army CID

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Rape
Chapter 2: The Victim
Chapter 3: Special Victims
Chapter 4: The Victim Interview
Chapter 5: Victimology
Chapter 6: Human Sexuality
Chapter 7: Offender Typology
Chapter 8: Special Offenders
Chapter 9: Offender interview
Chapter 10: The Crime Scene and Evidence
Chapter 11: Investigation
Chapter 12: Drug and Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault
Chapter 13: False Rape
Chapter 14: Working with prosecutors
Chapter 15: Common investigative mistakes