Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Fourth Edition

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Robert R. Hazelwood, Ann Wolbert Burgess
CRC Press, Jun 25, 2008 - Law - 592 pages
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U.S. Justice Department statistics indicate that only 26 percent of all rapes or attempted rapes are reported to law enforcement officials, and only slightly more than half of these result in the arrest of a suspect. Part of the problem lies in the public’s lack of faith in the criminal justice system’s ability to effectively deal with rape, victims, and the offenders.

Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Fourth Edition presents several new research findings and forensic techniques which enable agencies to overcome past impediments to successful intervention and prosecution. This revision of the perennial bestseller adds several new chapters and expertly advances the state of knowledge for police, health professionals, rape crisis staffs, and other criminal justice professionals.

The book begins with a focus on the victim and reviews contemporary issues in the field of sexual violence, discusses the impact of sexual assault on the victim, and outlines victim care services. Then, from an investigative perspective, the book examines the relevance of fantasy, impulsive and ritualistic behavior, the personality of the offender, victim and offender interviews, geographic profiling, false allegations, and false confessions.

A discussion of forensics and the court includes topics on collection of evidence, medical examinations and treatment, and trial preparation issues. Lastly, the book examines special populations with sections on pedophiles, female and juvenile offenders, drug-facilitated rape, sexual sadism, abuse of the elderly, and the timely topic of educator misconduct.

This work was compiled by former FBI Agent Robert R. “Roy” Hazelwood and Ann Wolbert Burgess, Professor of Psychiatric Nursing at Boston College. The comprehensive text they have assembled is the definitive resource for those who must contend with the crimes of rape and other sexual assaults.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Contemporary Issues
3
Chapter 2 Rape and Its Impact on the Victim
25
Chapter 3 Victim Services and SANESART Programs
39
Investigation
53
Chapter 4 The Relevance of Fantasy in Serial Sexual Crimes Investigation
55
Impulsive or Ritualistic
67
The Key to Profiling
81
Chapter 7 Analyzing the Rape and Profiling the Offender
97
Chapter 16 Medical Examination of Sexually Abused Children
289
Chapter 17 Injury and Forensic Examination of the Victim
321
Chapter 18 Classifying Rape and Sexual Assault
343
Trial Preparation and Trial Tactic Issues
363
Special Populations
379
A Behavioral Perspective
381
Chapter 21 The Sexual Crimes of Juveniles
409
Chapter 22 Patterns of Female Sexual Offending and Their Investigatory Significance to Law Enforcement and Child Protective Services
429

Chapter 8 Interviewing the Rapist
123
Chapter 9 Geographic Profiling in Serial Rape Investigations
139
Ritual and Signature in Serial Sexual Crimes
171
Chapter 11 False Rape Allegations
181
Chapter 12 Collateral Materials in Sexual Crimes
201
Chapter 13 Interrogation and False Confessions in Rape Cases
211
Forensics and Court
219
Chapter 14 Physical Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations
221
Chapter 15 Evidence Recovery Considerations in Sexual Assault Investigations
251
Chapter 23 DrugFacilitated Sex Assault
445
Chapter 24 The Criminal Sexual Sadist
463
Their Wives and Girlfriends
475
Chapter 26 Elder Sexual Abuse Victims
483
Chapter 27 Sex Offenders of the Elderly
501
Grooming Patterns and Female Offenders
517
Index
529
Back cover
553
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