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Sexual assault, especially non-stranger assaults in alcohol and drug-fueled settings often involve some of the most difficult and delicate case dynamics when it comes to working with victims and witnesses. Successful collaboration between investigators, victim witness advocates, and prosecutors is essential to gaining victim trust, and maintaining victim cooperation throughout the length of the case.
This webinar will provide a short but essential overview of adults who have been convicted of a sex offense. In this 90-minute webinar, David Prescott will offer an overview of the population, describe adult sex offender assessment, treatment and supervision, and cover special topics such as juveniles, females, and those who view sexually explicit media involving child sexual abuse imagery.
In the Fall of 2014, The Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education was approached by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office (CCPO) for the purposes of understanding more about these unsubmitted SAKs. Funded by the CCPO, the researcher team was given access to the SAK case files, and they coded a random sample of 243 sexual assaults case files with completed investigations that either resulted in prosecution or were not pursued due to insufficient evidence.
A good report is more than an accurate summary of the facts. A good report anticipates potential defense strategies and provides the information necessary to counter them. This webinar is designed to help investigators write a report that will support successful prosecution.
When training for law enforcement focuses solely on respect, police officers are left wondering what they should actually do when they are assigned to investigate a crime against a person with a disability. How do they approach the victim, craft an investigative strategy, and gather and document the relevant evidence? How do they effectively communicate with victims, and ensure they are doing everything they can to protect victims' safety while still respecting their self-autonomy? How do they access and utilize the people, technologies, and resources that might be available to help?