Investigating Sexual Violence - Policy Forum
This is the archival version of a two-hour Policy and Practices Forum which brings together experienced and knowledgeable subject matter experts in various fields contributing to the investigation and processing of cases involving sexual violence. The investigation of sexual violence requires the very best from our criminal justice system. The individuals who commit these crimes, particularly those of the most violent nature, must be identified, captured, and brought to justice before they assault again. The investigation of these crimes, however, is remarkably complex and requires extensive cooperation and active communication across disciplines. These forum presenters, whose experience spans decades, will explore the complex relationship between law enforcement, science, medicine, and the judicial system. As they will explain, innovative jurisdictional practices and scientific research producing valuable solutions and insight that can empower our criminal justice system to better respond to the heinous acts of sexual predators. The result of these enhanced approaches is the better collection of evidence, faster laboratory testing, improved case management and more reliable prosecution of offenders. This forum was recorded in its entirety at the time of the live event in order to capture the one on one interaction with the presenter.