Rape Investigation Handbook

Edited by

  • John Savino, Manhattan Special Victims Squad, Manhattan, NYPD, NY, USA
  • Brent Turvey, Forensic Solutions LLC, Sitka, AK, USA

Rape Investigation Handbook details specific investigative and forensic processes related to sex crimes casework invaluable to those in law enforcement, the legal community, and 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 have been introduced and it includes six new chapters on sex crimes, sex trafficking, forensic victimology, eyewitness reports, rape trauma syndrome and rapist motivations. The remaining 12 chapters are entirely overhauled and in some cases completely rewritten by new, highly qualified contributors, such as "Sexual Assault Examination and Reconstruction" 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.
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Audience

Sex crime investigators, which include: professionals in forensic nursing, forensic laboratories, law enforcement and the legal community

 

Book information

  • Published: July 2011
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-386029-3

Reviews

Praise for the first edition:
"This book is easy to read and follows a logical progression from the initial call to the courts. Anyone involved in dealing with sexual assault cases in any capacity would benefit from having this book in their library of reference texts." - www.crimeandclues.com



Table of Contents

SECTION I: An Introduction to Sex Crimes
1. Sex Crimes: An Overview
Brent E. Turvey2. Rape and Sexual Assault
John O. Savino and Brent E. Turvey3. Sex Trafficking: A Culture of Rape
John O. Savino and Brent E. TurveySECTION II: Investigative Response
4. The First Investigative Response
John O. Savino and Brent E. Turvey5. Investigative Crime Scene Management
John O. Savino and Brent E. Turvey6. Crime Scene Investigation in Sexual Assaults
John O. Savino and Brent E. Turvey, with Jodi Freeman7. Interviewing Suspects and Victims
John O. Savino and Brent E. TurveySECTION III: The Victim
8. Forensic Victimology in Cases of Sexual Assault
Brent E. Turvey9. Eyewitness Reports, Identifications and Testimony
Michael McGrath10. Rape Trauma Syndrome and the Investigation of Sexual Assault
Michael McGrath11. False Allegations of Sexual Assault
Brent E. Turvey and Michael McGrathSECTION IV: Physical Evidence
12. Sexual Assault Examination and Reconstruction
Brent E. Turvey and Charla Jamerson13. Investigating Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
Stephen M. Pittel and Laila Spina14. DNA: Investigative Applications
Alan Sandomir, with John ButlerSECTION V: The Offender
15. Rapist Motivations
Brent E. Turvey and Jodi Freeman16. Rapist Modus Operandi and Signature
Brent E. Turvey and John O. Savino17. Investigating Serial Rape
John O. Savino and Brent E. Turvey18. Sex Crimes on Trial
John O. Savino and Brent E. TurveyAppendix I: OCJP 923: Forensic Medical Report: Acute (<72 hours) Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Examination form, State of California, Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning, revised July, 2002Appendix II: OCJP 950: Forensic Medical Report: Sexual Assault Suspect Examination form, State of California, Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning, revised July, 2002Appendix III: People v. Oliver Jovanovic: From Cybersex to Sexual Assault Allegations
Michael McGrathAppendix IV: Forensic Case Studies: False Reports of Sexual Assault
Brent E. Turvey