Description

The investigation of sex crimes is a specific function for many law enforcement agencies, requiring an understanding of how to investigate, process crime scenes, interact with victims and offenders, and prepare for court. Forensic Investigation of Sex Crimes and Sexual Offenders provides in-depth coverage in these areas, offering a valuable supplement for criminal justice courses and an accessible guide for law enforcement. Drawing on new methods of investigation and the effects of such crimes on victims, this book is an important addition to the Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice series.

About the Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice Series
The Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice series consists of short-format content on new developments, unique perspectives, or how-to information on areas in forensic science—all specifically designed to meet the needs of the criminal justice community. Instructors wishing to provide their students with more in-depth coverage on certain forensic areas can add these digestible, inexpensive works to their syllabi without having to completely redesign their course, introduce overly complex material, or financially overburden their students. Law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals will find a wealth of valuable information to improve training sessions. Written by experts in the disciplines they are covering and edited by a senior scholar in criminal justice, the Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice series opens up the world of forensic science to the criminal justice community.

Key Features

  • Part of a new Anderson series presenting brief works on forensic science, written especially for students and law enforcement
  • Covers the role of forensic nursing (SANE)
  • Discusses the backlog of forensic examination of rape kits

Readership

Students and instructors in Criminal Justice courses, Forensics courses, and Law Enforcement courses; Practitioners working in the field of forensics and sex crimes.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Sex Crimes and Offenders
Chapter 2:  Typology of Sexual Offenders
Chapter 3:  Crime Scene Investigation
Chapter 4:  Interrogation and Interviews
Chapter 5:  Prosecution of Sex Offenders

Details

No. of pages:
108
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Anderson
Electronic ISBN:
9780323228466
Print ISBN:
9780323228046

About the editor

Larry Miller

Larry S. Miller is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He received his Bachelor of Science from ETSU, a Master of Science from Eastern Kentucky University, and his Ph.D. in Health & Safety with collaterals in Forensic Anthropology and Criminology from The University of Tennessee. Miller, who has worked as a police officer, criminal investigator, and crime laboratory director, teaches in the area of law enforcement and is the author of several books on topics including criminal investigation, criminal justice report writing, police photography, and more.

About the authors

L. Christine Rush Burkey

Linde Christine Rush Burkey is a PhD student at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

Tusty ten Bensel

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

Jeffery Walker

Jeffery T. Walker is a professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, where he has taught since 1990. He currently serves as the PhD Coordinator. A past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Walker holds joint appointments with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas Medical School. His main areas of interest are social/environmental factors of crime and the study of non-linear dynamics as they relate to crime.

Reviews

"The investigation of sex crimes is a specific function for many law enforcement agencies, requiring an understanding of how to investigate, process crime scenes, interact with victims and offenders, and prepare for court…provides an in-depth coverage in these areas, offering a valuable supplement for criminal justice courses and an accessible guide for law enforcement."--The Journal, Spring 2014