We will spend a great deal of time in this module walking through the stages and techniques for successfully interviewing the victim of a sexual assault. However, the bottom line is that the attitude conveyed by the law enforcement professional is the single most important factor in determining the success of the victim interview – and therefore the entire investigation. Therefore, we will provide detailed guidance in this module for communicating an attitude of competence and compassion during a successful victim interview. Part I focuses on the Interviewing Techniques Based on the Realistic Dynamics of Sexual Assault, and Part II focuses on the Strategies for Conducting an Effective Victim Interview.
Estimated time for completion: 14 hours