Rape Investigation Handbook, Second Edition details specific investigative and forensic processes related to sex crimes casework invaluable to those in law enforcement, the legal community, and in the private sector. It takes the reader through these processes in a logical sequence, showing how investigations of rape and sexual assault can and should be conducted from start to finish.
The second edition is reorganized to flow from the alleged assault to a courtroom trial. Section heads are introduced and six new chapters on sex crimes, sex trafficking, forensic victimology, eyewitness reports, rape trauma syndrome and rapist motivations are included. The remaining 12 chapters are entirely overhauled and in some cases completely rewritten by new, highly qualified contributors, such as 'The Sexual Assault Examination,' by Brent E. Turvey and Charla Jamerson and 'Rapist Motivations,' by Brent E. Turvey and Jodi Freeman. An additional appendix was added to provide current case studies. This book is an excellent training manual for sex crime investigators worldwide, as well as a suitable textbook or supplemental text for courses on the subject of sex crime investigation, violent crime or death investigation.
* Includes six new chapters on sex crimes, sex trafficking, forensic victimology, eyewitness reports, rape trauma syndrome and rapist motivations
* Written in a clear, practical style, ideal for sex crime investigators including: professionals in forensic nursing, forensic laboratories, law enforcement and the legal community
*Authored by qualified investigators and forensic professionals with over 30 years of collective experience working cases, preparing them for court and offering testimony