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2nd Edition

Investigating Sexual Assault Cases

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ISBN 9781032140513
November 29, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
560 Pages 24 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Investigating Sexual Assault Cases, Second Edition serves as an essential textbook for courses in investigating rape and sexual assault. As with the first edition, this second edition includes the latest research and techniques in coverage of victimology, offender typology, investigative techniques, interviewing, and legal implications.

This new, second edition includes chapters on child victims and molestation, sexual homicides as potentially staged events, grooming, interviewing techniques, and same-sex, elder, and special populations as victims of sexual assault. The book fills a current void in the body of literature on the topics of rape and sex crime investigation. Many previous writings, while informative, do not address all the investigative processes necessary for an investigation to be thorough and complete. By providing a fresh approach to the topic, the author aims to augment those writings and, ultimately, improving the reader’ awareness by being much more attuned to the needs of—and taking investigative cures from—the victim.

Key Features:

  • Outlines the complete investigative process for sexual assault cases, from evidence collection and interviews to court and legal proceedings
  • Addresses victims and victimology, offender typology, the importance of the investigative interviewing process, and working with attorneys
  • Includes new chapters on grooming, sexual homicides, SAFE examinations, and child-specific interviewing techniques
  • Added coverage looks at same-sex crimes, crimes against men, elder victims, and assault of vulnerable populations

In addition to being used in coursework in Forensic Science and Criminal justice programs, Investigating Sexual Assault Cases, Second Edition will serve as an essential reference for police detectives, criminal and death investigators, legal professionals, sexual assault nurses, and those who provide health, and mental health, services to populations experiencing sexual assault.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Rape and Sexual Assault 2. The Female Victim 3. Special Victims I 4. Special Victims II 5. Victimology 6. The Victim Interview 7. The Child Interview 8. Grooming 9. Online Offenders 10.   Human Sexuality 11. Offender Typology 12. Special Offenders 13. Acquaintance and marital rape 14. Offender Interview 15. Crime Scene and Preliminary Investigation 16. The Medical Examination 17. The Latent Investigation 18. Serial Offenders 19. Drug and Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assaults 20. Sex and death 21. False Rape Allegations 22. Working with Prosecutors & expert witnesses 23. Common Investigative Mistakes

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Arthur S. “Steve” Chancellor began his law enforcement career in 1973 when he enlisted in the US Army as a Military Policeman. He remained in the MPs until 1981 when he was accepted into the US Army CID program as a Special Agent. As a CID Special Agent, Steve worked felony crimes at various military posts across the US and overseas. He later commanded three different CID units and in 2001 retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Four as the Operations Officer for a CID Battalion where he was responsible for the supervision of five different CID units and covered an eleven-state area of responsibility. Once retired Steve was employed by the Mississippi State Crime Lab as a senior crime scene analyst and conducted the examination of violent crime scenes across the state of Mississippi. In 2004 Steve was transferred from the crime lab to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) as the first Director of the MBI Cold Case unit, responsible for assisting police agencies across the state working on unresolved homicides. While working at the Crime lab and MBI, Steve and Grant Graham developed several different training courses for the Mississippi State Police Academy covering topics that included basic and advanced crime scenes, death investigations, and adult sex crimes.  Steve was also involved in the development and as an instructor of the Certified Investigator Program (CIP) at the MS State Police Academy.  Steve has a master’s degree and undergrad degrees in Criminal Justice, is a Graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 185) and has been a college adjunct instructor for Austin Peay State University, Clarksville TN, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS and Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Forensic Science, and a member of the International Association for Identification (IAI), the International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA) the North Carolina Homicide Investigator’s Association, and the Southeastern Homicide Investigators Association. Steve is also the co-author of the text, Staged Crime Scenes: Investigating Suspect Misdirection of the Crime Scene, the co-author of the text Death Investigations: The Second Edition, and the author of Investigating Sexual Assault Cases. Steve also has developed and instructs courses on staged crime scenes, adult sex crimes, death investigation, and basic and advanced crime scene examination.