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Practical Investigation of Sex Crimes: A Strategic and Operational Approach

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Practical Investigation of Sex Crimes: A Strategic and Operational Approach

This book provides a day-to-day guide for investigating sex crimes. Using actual case histories, this comprehensive resource demonstrates the need for policymakers to create separate sex crime units within their jurisdictions and provides law enforcement officials with the tools necessary to thoroughly investigate these unique crimes.

By Thomas P. Carney,

ISBN: 9780849312823

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  • Approaches the investigation of sex crimes from an unprecedented operational perspective
  • Discusses the need for separate sex crimes units and special training of sex crimes investigators
  • Addresses the special interviewing skills necessary in dealing with sexual assault against children
  • Explores recent forensic developments in the area of DNA evidence
  • Includes actual case histories, photographs of crime scenes, and step-by-step checklists for investigators

    Because of the sensitive nature of sex crimes, police officials must develop a specialized set of interviewing skills to effectively investigate them. Written by former Commanding Officer of the Manhattan Special Victims Squad Thomas P. Carney, Practical Investigation of Sex Crimes: A Strategic and Operational Approach provides a day-to-day guide for investigating sex crimes. Using actual case histories, this comprehensive resource demonstrates the need for policymakers to create separate sex crime units within their jurisdictions and provides law enforcement officials with the tools necessary to thoroughly investigate these unique crimes.

    Table of Contents
    The Need for Specialization. What is Sexual Assault? The Criteria for Selecting Investigative Personnel. The Two Crime Scenes. The Victim and the Interview. Types of Rape Investigations. Identifying False Reports. Lineups. Interrogation of Suspect. Investigating the Sexual Assault of Children. Use of News Media and Confidentiality Problems. Case Management. Victim Prevention.

    Publication Date: 9/17/2003
    Number of Pages: 248

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