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Investigating Sex Crimes contains the thoughts of law enforcement officials on examining the latest sex crime trends, conducting a thorough investigation, and preparing for trial. These law enforcement officers guide you through the emerging trends and new laws impacting sex crimes and analyze how they are influencing investigations. From building a rapport with a victim and questioning suspects, to maintaining the integrity of evidence and creating detailed police reports, these knowledgeable authors explore effective investigative procedures for sex crime cases.
The authors also describe the proper procedures for working with complex scientific evidence, the differences between adult and child sexual assault cases, and how to avoid mistakes during an investigation. Additionally, these authors discuss the importance of preparing for trial, including understanding the role of the investigator in the courtroom, offering detailed testimony, and countering a defense attorney's strategy. Topics include: