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2016 NSAPS: Panel 3 - Investigating Sexual Assault
The National Institute of Justice, through its Forensic Technology Center of Excellence hosted "Looking Ahead: The National Sexual Assault Policy Symposium" on September 8-9, 2016, in Washington D.C.
2016 NSAPS: Panel 3 - Investigating Sexual Assault

The panel highlighted the complexities of investigating sexual assault cases and promising practices for addressing a number of challenges such as re-opening “cold” sexual assault cases and responding to new evidence or CODIS hits in a victim-centered way. This panel also reviewed the role of support from agency leadership, the importance of investigating a sexual assault without DNA, value of non-DNA evidence and the importance of addressing bias in investigations.

The symposium focused on how the nation is moving forward and finding solutions to the complex issues that arise in sexual assault cases and in testing sexual assault evidence.  This webinar was recorded in its entirety at the time of the live event in order to capture the one-on-one interaction with the presenter.


Multiple Sexual Assault Symposium Presenters

Julie A. Lecea, Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Liaison to Criminal Investigation Command (CID)

Panel Members:

Eleanor A. Odom, Special Victim Prosecutor Expert, US Army

Travis Burrows, Supervisory Senior Resident Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)

Richard Bell, Special Investigations Division Chief, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office

This event is funded through a Cooperative Agreement (2011-DN-BX-K564) from the National Institute

of Justice (NIJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ). The views,

policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and contributors and do not necessarily reflect

those of the NIJ, OJP, or USDOJ.