Rape Investigation Handbook

Rape Investigation Handbook

2nd Edition - July 11, 2011

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  • Editors: John Savino, Brent Turvey
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123860309
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123860293

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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.

Key Features

  • Includes six new chapters on sex crimes, sex trafficking, forensic victimology, eyewitness reports, rape trauma syndrome and rapist motivations
  • Written in a clear, practical style, ideal for sex crime investigators including: professionals in forensic nursing, forensic laboratories, law enforcement and the legal community
  • Authored by qualified investigators and forensic professionals with over 30 years of collective experience working cases, preparing them for court and offering testimony

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • SECTION I: An Introduction to Sex Crimes
    1. Sex Crimes: An Overview
    Brent E. Turvey

    2. Rape and Sexual Assault
    John O. Savino and Brent E. Turvey

    3. Sex Trafficking: A Culture of Rape
    John O. Savino and Brent E. Turvey

    SECTION II: Investigative Response
    4. The First Investigative Response
    John O. Savino and Brent E. Turvey

    5. Investigative Crime Scene Management
    John O. Savino and Brent E. Turvey

    6. Crime Scene Investigation in Sexual Assaults
    John O. Savino and Brent E. Turvey, with Jodi Freeman

    7. Interviewing Suspects and Victims
    John O. Savino and Brent E. Turvey

    SECTION III: The Victim
    8. Forensic Victimology in Cases of Sexual Assault
    Brent E. Turvey

    9. Eyewitness Reports, Identifications and Testimony
    Michael McGrath

    10. Rape Trauma Syndrome and the Investigation of Sexual Assault
    Michael McGrath

    11. False Allegations of Sexual Assault
    Brent E. Turvey and Michael McGrath

    SECTION IV: Physical Evidence
    12. Sexual Assault Examination and Reconstruction
    Brent E. Turvey and Charla Jamerson

    13. Investigating Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
    Stephen M. Pittel and Laila Spina

    14. DNA: Investigative Applications
    Alan Sandomir, with John Butler

    SECTION V: The Offender
    15. Rapist Motivations
    Brent E. Turvey and Jodi Freeman

    16. Rapist Modus Operandi and Signature
    Brent E. Turvey and John O. Savino

    17. Investigating Serial Rape
    John O. Savino and Brent E. Turvey

    18. Sex Crimes on Trial
    John O. Savino and Brent E. Turvey

    Appendix 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, 2002

    Appendix II: OCJP 950: Forensic Medical Report: Sexual Assault Suspect Examination form, State of California, Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning, revised July, 2002

    Appendix III: People v. Oliver Jovanovic: From Cybersex to Sexual Assault Allegations
    Michael McGrath

    Appendix IV: Forensic Case Studies: False Reports of Sexual Assault
    Brent E. Turvey

Product details

  • No. of pages: 584
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: July 11, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123860309
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123860293

About the Editors

John Savino

In a career that spans more than thirty-four years, Det. Savino has become one of the best sex crime investigators New York City had to offer. John Savino began his law enforcement in 1982 with the New York City Police Department. He served as a patrol officer, narcotics investigator and was promoted to Detective in 1989. Detective Savino spent the last eighteen years of his career with the NYPD investigating reports of sexual assault and child abuse while assigned to the Manhattan Special Victims Squad, and was promoted to the prestigious rank of Detective 1st Grade. During his time with the Special Victims Squad he has investigated thousands of reports of rape and sexual assault and has been lead investigator for many successful serial rape and pattern sexual assault investigations. He has investigated some of the most notorious and heinous sex crimes Manhattan has ever seen. Det. Savino was tasked with rewriting policy used for investigating sexual assaults by the New York City Police Department, and created training manuals for Detectives newly assigned to the Manhattan Special Victims Squad. During his assignment with the Manhattan Special Victims Squad, he began lecturing at training classes held for Rape Advocates and Emergency Room personnel after he saw a need to bridge the gap between medical personnel and the police. He also created training material and provided training for uniformed officers and first responders on the proper response to a sexual assault, and how to interact with a sexual assault victim, and properly preserve the crime scene In September of 2001, after the World Trade Center Tragedy, Detective Savino along with an elite group of Detectives were temporality assigned to the New York City Morgue for several months and assigned the difficult task of attempting to identify the victims of the World Trade Center Disaster. His skills, dedication and attention to details carried over to this assignment and led to the identification of numerous victims of the tragedy. After twenty-five years with the NYPD, Detective Savino retired in 2007, and joined a Law Enforcement Agency in the State of Florida where he began investigating insurance fraud and complex financial crimes. In 2013, he was promoted to Lieutenant and is currently supervising a squad of detectives investigating insurance fraud and financial crimes in the State of Florida.

Affiliations and Expertise

Law Enforcement Agency, State of Florida

Brent Turvey

Brent Turvey
Brent Turvey, PhD is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2011); co- author of the Rape Investigation Handbook, 1st and 2nd Editions (2004, 2011), Crime Reconstruction 1st and 2nd Editions (2006, 2011), Forensic Victimology (2008) and Forensic Fraud (2013) - all with Elsevier Science. He hold an MS in Forensic Science and a PhD in Criminology. He is a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and The Forensic Criminology Institute. Dr. Turvey also maintains a caseload of femicides (e.g., sexual homicides, gender motivated homicides), pre-femicidal violence, trafficking, and human rights cases in Latin America. Many of these are related to drug trafficking and human trafficking. This involves the implementation of the UN Model Protocol for Femicide Investigation in Latin America, with The Forensic Criminology Institute’s Behavioral Science Lab (BSL). In operation since 2019, the BSL collaborates with USAID, The United Nations, and The Attorney Generals Office in Bogota DC, providing international support and training to attorneys , investigators and forensic professionals.

Affiliations and Expertise

MS in Forensic Science and a PhD in Criminology. He is a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and The Forensic Criminology Institute.

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