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Investigating Sexual Assault Cases

Author(s): Arthur S. Chancellor, Supervisory Special Agent and Assistant Operations Officer, US Army CID
  • ISBN-13: 9781449648695
  • Paperback    416 pages      © 2014
Price: $67.95 US List
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Part of the new Jones & Bartlett Learning Guides to Law Enforcement Investigation series!

Not all crimes are committed equally and therefore not all investigations can be conducted equally.  Each crime type requires unique investigative techniques - from first response, to evidence collection, and interviewing the victims and suspects - every crime type necessitates distinct investigative procedures and reporting. Written for criminal investigation courses and specifically sex crime investigation courses, Investigating Sexual Assault Cases presents the basic responsibilities of first responders and highlights specific demands for investigators and prosecutors. Part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Guides to Law Enforcement Investigation series, this comprehensive resource provides future law enforcement professionals with the information necessary to accurately investigate and analyze sexual assault crimes, improve clearance rates, increase rape and sexual assault reporting, and reduce the number of wrongful incarcerations.

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About the Series
Jones & Bartlett Learning Guides to Law Enforcement Investigation series is designed for undergraduate and graduate-level criminal investigation courses and provides comprehensive and detailed information for instructors teaching the specialized topics. Crimes vary greatly by type and each crime category demands unique and specialized skills. The books in this series present the fundamental and necessary steps to accurately conduct an investigation specific to the crime type, such as sexual assault, child abduction, homicide, etc. Authored by leading educators and professionals, this series delivers comprehensive information on all aspects of criminal investigation related to the various types of crime and aims to educate and prepare students for careers in law enforcement, as well as reduce the number of wrongful incarcerations.

Features & Benefits

  • Serves as a how-to guide while maintaining the theory so readers gain a full understanding of the entire investigative process of a sexual assault case.
  • Includes a chapter on common mistakes investigators make when conducting and reporting on sexual assault crimes.
  • Includes discussion on the victim and victimology, offender typology and special offenders, the investigative interviewing process, working with prosecutors, and more.
  • Contains case studies and chapter summaries to ensure comprehension, as well as end-of-chapter references for further research on specific topics.

Applicable Courses

This resource is appropriate as a primary or supplemental text in criminal investigation courses, including:

  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sex Crime Investigation
Chapter  1  Introduction to Rape
Chapter  2  The Victim
Chapter  3  Special Victims
Chapter  4  The Victim Interview
Chapter  5  Victimology
Chapter  6  Human Sexuality
Chapter  7  Offender Typology
Chapter  8  Special Offenders
Chapter  9  Offender interview
Chapter  10  The Crime Scene and Evidence
Chapter  11  Investigation
Chapter  12  Drug and Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault
Chapter  13  False Rape
Chapter  14  Working with prosecutors
Chapter  15  Common investigative mistakes

Arthur S. Chancellor-Supervisory Special Agent and Assistant Operations Officer, US Army CID

Mr. Chancellor began his law enforcement career in 1974 with the US Army Military Police, he eventually transitioned to the Army CID in 1981 as a Special Agent working felony investigations. He remained in CID for 20 years. He became a supervisor in 1986 when he was appointed as a warrant officer and later commanded three large CID Detachments and finished his army career as an Operations officer responsible for five CID Detachments. Upon retirement in 2001, he accepted a position with the Mississippi State Crime Laboratory as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst responsible for conducting homicide crime scene examinations throughout the state. In 2004 he transferred to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) where he developed and supervised the MBI Cold Case Unit responsible for assisting police agencies across MS in resolving old homicide cases. In 2008 he accepted employment back with the US Army CID where he now works as a civilian Supervisory Special Agent and Assistant Operations Officer. He has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Oklahoma City University and is a Graduate of the FBI National Academy. He has developed numerous investigative training courses and has taught courses across the United States in Basic and Advanced Crime Scene Examination, Homicide and Advanced Homicide, Cold Case Investigations, Basic and Advanced Sex Crimes, and Staged Crime Scenes. He co-developed the International Forensic Science Academy (IFSA) at the University of Southern Mississippi, and has taught at the College Level as an adjunct instructor at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS, and Clayton State University, Marrow Ga. He is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Science and the International Association for Identification.

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