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2nd Edition

Investigating Sexual Assault Cases





ISBN 9781032140513
Published December 27, 2021 by CRC Press
532 Pages 24 Color Illustrations

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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

Contents

Preface .................................................................................................................................. xv

Acknowledgments .................................................................................................................. xix

Author Biography ................................................................................................................... xxi

Contributor Biography .......................................................................................................... xxiii


Chapter 1 Introduction to Rape and Sexual Assault .......................................................... 1

Chapter 2 Th e Female Victim ............................................................................................. 17

Chapter 3 Special Victims I: Th e Elderly, the Intellectually Disabled,

       and the Deaf ........................................................................................................ 35

Chapter 4 Special Victims II: Child, Incest, and Male Victims ...................................... 51

Chapter 5 Victimology ................................................................................................... 67

Chapter 6 Th e Victim Interview ..................................................................................... 85

Chapter 7 Th e Child Interview ...................................................................................... 113

Chapter 8 Grooming Child and Adult Victims ................................................................... 135

Chapter 9 Online Off enders ............................................................................................. 153

Chapter 10 Human Sexuality .............................................................................................. 171

Chapter 11 Off ender Typology ........................................................................................... 185

Chapter 12 Special Off enders ............................................................................................. 215

Chapter 13 Acquaintance and Marital Rape .......................................................................... 237

Chapter 14 Suspect Interviews ............................................................................................ 263

Chapter 15 Crime Scene and Preliminary Investigation ........................................................ 291

Chapter 16 Th e Medical Examination ............................................................................... 315

Chapter 17 Th e Latent Investigation .................................................................................. 331

Chapter 18 Serial Off enders ............................................................................................. 349

Chapter 19 Drug- and Alcohol- Facilitated Sexual Assaults ................................................. 371

Chapter 20 Sex and Death ................................................................................................. 397

Chapter 21 False Rape Allegations ..................................................................................... 415

Chapter 22 Working with Prosecutors and Expert Witnesses ............................................... 445

Chapter 23 Common Investigative Mistakes ......................................................................... 473

Index ................................................................................................................................. 495

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Author(s)

Biography

Arthur S. 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

Criminal Investigation Division (CID) program as a Special Agent. As a CID Special Agent, Steve

worked on felony crimes at various military posts across the United States and overseas. He later

commanded three diff erent CID units and in 2001 retired as a Chief Warrant Offi cer Four as the

Operations Offi cer for a CID battalion where he was responsible for the supervision of fi ve diff erent

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 fi rst 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 helped develop several diff erent 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 Certifi ed 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, Tennessee; University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi; and Clayton

State University, Morrow, Georgia. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Science,

and a member of the International Association for Identifi cation (IAI), the International Homicide

Investigators Association (IHIA), the North Carolina Homicide Investigators Association, and the

Southeastern Homicide Investigators Association. Steve is also the co- author of the books Staged

Crime Scenes: Investigating Suspect Misdirection of the Crime Scene and Death Investigations: 1 st

and 2 n d e ditions , and the author of I nvestigating Sexual Assault Cases .

Steve has also developed and instructs courses on Staged Crime Scenes, Adult Sex Crimes,

Death Investigation, and Basic and Advanced Crime Scene Examination.