Strategies for Investigating Sex Crimes
Strategies for Investigating Sex Crimes presents the perspectives and advice of several top law enforcement officers with substantial experience handling sex crime cases. These authors discuss recent developments, such as Internet-based crimes and campus assault, as well as issues such as interviewing victims, locating and apprehending suspects, and handling community and media attention. Investigating sexually-based offenses and arresting their perpetrators has always been an important and sensitive area of law enforcement. Now, as new laws and court rulings expand the definition of "sexual assault," and as technology provides both new methods of investigation and new venues for crime, police officers handing sex crimes must keep up-to-date on the nuances of a highly complex and challenging area of the law. Sex crimes are a too-frequent reality of the modern world, and this book will help law enforcement officers effectively and sensitively proceed with their investigations.