Because of the sensitive nature of sex crimes, police officials must develop a specialized set of interviewing skills to effectively investigate them. Written by former Commanding Officer of the Manhattan Special Victims Squad Thomas P. Carney, Practical Investigation of Sex Crimes: A Strategic and Operational Approach provides a day-to-day guide for investigating sex crimes. Using actual case histories, this comprehensive resource demonstrates the need for policymakers to create separate sex crime units within their jurisdictions and provides law enforcement officials with the tools necessary to thoroughly investigate these unique crimes.
The Need for Specialization. What is Sexual Assault? The Criteria for Selecting Investigative Personnel. The Two Crime Scenes. The Victim and the Interview. Types of Rape Investigations. Identifying False Reports. Lineups. Interrogation of Suspect. Investigating the Sexual Assault of Children. Use of News Media and Confidentiality Problems. Case Management. Victim Prevention.