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San Diego PD Sex Crimes Unit Organization and Personnel Manual

Tools & Templates | April 10, 2002
Author: Other

Manual was last updated in April of 2002, however it offers an excellent place for any law enforcement agency to start to develop policies and procedures for a specialized sex crimes unit.

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San Diego Victim Satisfaction Survey

Tools & Templates
Author: Other

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SANE Development and Operation Guide

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The goal of this manual is to provide the necessary information to develop and operate a SANE program in an easily understood format. It includes references for or samples of many essential forms, policies, procedures, protocols, training options, and program evaluation tools. Standards of Practice are provided when there is a recognized standard. When program options are a choice, advantages and disadvantages for each option are discussed.

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SANE Expert and Factual Testimony

Articles or Reports | June 1, 1998
Author: Other

This article, written by Dr. Linda Ledrary, discusses the use of SANE’s as expert witnesses.

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SANE Program Development and Operation Guide

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The purpose of the SANE Program Development and Operation Guide (Guide) is to provide a blueprint for nurses and communities that would like to start a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. For communities with existing SANE programs, the Guide serves as a resource to help expand or enhance services provided to the community. This Guide is designed to both complement and integrate resources that already exist, such as the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, the International Association of Forensic Nurses SANE Education Guidelines, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center SANE Sustainability Project, the American College of Emergency Room Physicians Evaluation and Management of the Sexually Assaulted or Sexually Abused Patient, and the Office for Victims of Crime SART Toolkit.

In the original SANE Development and Operation Guide, much of the research looked at whether registered nurses could perform sexual assault medical forensic examinations. Twenty years later, using nursing theory and SANE practice research, this revision and enhancement of the Guide demonstrates that nurses should be the ones to provide this care.

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SANE Programs and Evidence Storage

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The integrity of sexual assault evidence collection and storage is a key issue in clinical forensic practice—and is a topic upon which the current edition of the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations: Adults/Adolescent1 offers guidance. The issue encompasses two components: 1) the medical forensic documentation associated with the patient’s history and physical examination (i.e., medical forensic examination record, photographic records)2 and 2) the sexual assault evidence collection kit3.

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SANE Service Agreement Templates

Protocols | March 1, 2015
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This document provides links to a variety of templates for SANE Service Agreements, which are used by hospitals/communities that contract with an independent SANE entity. For example, we have provided a template contract between an Independent Forensic Entity and the City that seeks to contract for forensic services. We’ve also provided templates on the insurance requirements for consultants and contracts, as well as sample MOU’s. These templates can be adapted to fit the needs of your community.

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SANE-SART Online + Clinical

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SANE-SART Online + Clinical delivers online and on-site interactive learning for RNs interested in becoming a SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner). The program is also appropriate for current SANEs, MDs, SAFEs and SAMFEs. Learners practice and gain experience conducting a medical forensic exam and testifying at trial.

The program also provides online and on-site learning for victim advocates, members of law enforcement, prosecutors and crime lab specialists. These learners practice and gain experience at investigating sexual assault crimes, assisting victims and prosecuting offenders.

SANE-SART Online + Clinical coursework highlights the value of a sexual assault response team (SART) and techniques for forming and operating a SART.

By participating in this program, SANE candidates and SART members take a significant step in improving care for sexual assault victims and obtaining victim-centered justice in their community. They are awarded CEUs for successful completion.

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SART Readiness Assessment

Tools & Templates | January 1, 2011
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This brief assessment tool provides communities with the opportunity to explore community readiness for sexual assault response team development regarding perceptions, resources and services.

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Serial Rapists and Their Victims: Reenactment and Repetition

Articles or Reports | August 1, 1988
Author: Other

The major finding in this study of 41 serial rapists is the large numbers of reported and unreported victims. For over 1200 attempted and completed rapes, there were 200 convictions. The hidden rapes or earliest nonreported victims of these men as boys and adolescents were identified from their families, their neighborhood, and their schools.

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Serving Our Youth: Findings from a National Survey of Services Providers Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth who are Homeless or at risk of Becoming Homeless

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2012
Author: Other

This report by the The Palette Fund, True Colors Fund, and the Williams Institute presents data from The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Homeless Youth Provider Survey, a web-based survey conducted from October 2011 through March 2012. The survey was designed to assess the experiences of homeless youth organizations in providing services to LGBT youth. It also assessed the prevalence of LGBT youth within the homeless populations being served by these organizations. In total, 381 respondents completed at least part of the survey, representing 354 agencies throughout the United States.

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Serving Survivors of Homicide Victims During Cold Case Investigations: A Guide for Developing a Law Enforcement Protocol

Tools & Templates | August 1, 2011
Author: Other

The findings from the project’s literature review and the data from the survey substantiated the need for this guide to assist every law enforcement agency, regardless of whether it has a separate cold case unit, in the development of a protocol on serving survivors of homicide victims during cold case investigations.7 Accordingly, this guide provides a framework for the development of an agency protocol to more effectively work with and, moreover, better serve
survivors of homicide victims.

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Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analyses of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault

Articles or Reports | January 1, 1997
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This report was prepared as background information for the Assistant Attorney General’s 1996 National Summit Promoting Public Safety Through the Effective Management of Sex Offenders in the Community. It presents a thorough analysis and compilation of the currently available national data, but we anticipate that even more will be learned in the coming years as BJS assembles data on rape and sexual assault from the redesigned National Crime Victimization Survey and surveys of felony probationers, local jail inmates, and State and Federal prison inmates.

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Sex Trafficking in the US: A Closer Look at Citizen Victims

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The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 4.5 million victims of sex trafficking worldwide.2 While the prevalence of sex trafficking in the United States is still unknown, we do know that women, children, and men are being sold for sex against their will in cities and towns in all 50 states. A shocking number of these victims are citizens of the United States. In 2014, the Urban Institute studied the underground commercial sex economy in eight U.S. cities and estimated that this illicit activity generated between $39.9 million and $290 million in revenue depending on the city.3 According to the study, pimps in one city earned an average of $32,833 per week. It is within this economy that sex trafficking thrives, and with this potential for earnings, sex trafficking is considered a low risk, high-reward endeavor.

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Sexual Abuse of Elderly Women

Articles or Reports | October 18, 2018
Author: Other

Sexual abuse of the elderly is one of the most unfathomable crimes and it’s critical to shed light on it. Women over the age of 70 who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia are more likely to become victims of abuse.

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Sexual Assault Advocate Training Manual

Tools & Templates | November 1, 2016
Author: Other

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Sexual Assault Among Intimates: Frequently, Consequences and Treatments

Articles or Reports | October 1, 2005
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Sexual Assault Cases: Exploring the Importance of Non-DNA Forensic Evidence

Articles or Reports | April 1, 2018
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This article explores the importance of non-DNA forensic evidence in sexual assault cases. Using examples, this article reassures criminal justice professionals that in cases where probative DNA evidence is not readily available, non-DNA evidence can be just as important in the investigation and prosecution.

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Sexual Assault Civil Protection Orders by State

Tools & Templates | June 1, 2007
Author: Other

This document provides a state-by-state overview of civil protection orders in sexual assault cases.

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Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Certificate

Tools & Templates | April 1, 2019
Author: Other

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Sexual Assault Evidentiary Exam Payment

Articles or Reports | July 1, 2018
Author: Other

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Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Exam: Procedures and Techniques

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Author: Other

This 70 minute training DVD educates examiners about the most effective methods for collecting trace evidence, handling wet evidence, collecting hair reference samples, forensic female and male genital exams, and maintaining forensic tools and equipment. Useful for sexual assault examiners, criminal justice professionals, forensic scientists, and victim advocates.

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Sexual Assault in Dating Relationships

Articles or Reports
Author: Other

This article focuses on acquaintance rape, which under Canadian law constitutes a form of sexual assault. Frequency of acquaintance rape often is underestimated due to under-reporting, resulting in a local perception that acquaintance rape rarely occurs in a small Canadian community. A survey was conducted to determine whether acquaintance rape does occur in this community. One hundred sixty-four male and female students from grades 8–12 completed a questionnaire. Twenty-six percent of respondents reported being forced into some type of sexual activity. Based on the survey, this article explores the type of force used, the relationship between acquaintance rape and use of alcohol and drugs, and the relationship between acquaintance rape and the ability to indicate to a partner to stop a behavior. Results confirmed a need to develop programs to prevent rather than merely respond to issues of sexual assault on a date.

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Sexual Assault in Indian Country: Confronting Sexual Violence

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2000
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This eight-page color pamphlet addresses sexual assault in Indian Country by highlighting certain types of sexual assault evidence and presenting it within the historical treatment of native populations, jurisdictional problems and prevalence of violence.

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Sexual Assault Incident Reports: Investigative Strategies

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The following guidelines and interview strategies are based upon national best practices regarding sexual assault incident investigations and were developed in collaboration with local, state, and federal law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates, medical, and forensic professionals. The goal of these guidelines is to support officers and departments in preparing sexual assault cases for successful prosecution through detailed case documentation and thorough investigations.

Note: These guidelines are not intended for use when the victim is a minor

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Sexual Assault Kit – Not Reported Laboratory Submission Form

Tools & Templates | June 1, 2012
Author: Other

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Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Study

Articles or Reports | June 1, 2012
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Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiatives and Non-investigative Kits

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2017
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This document presents reasons why the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) cautions against submitting sexual assault kits (SAKs) to forensic laboratories if the person from whom the kit was collected has not chosen to report a sexual assault to law enforcement and has not otherwise consented to its submission. While terms used to describe these kits vary across jurisdictions, they are referred to as non-investigative kits in this document. We summarize how testing non-investigative kits without victim consent can undermine victims’ rights, weaken community trust of law enforcement, and constitute an imprudent use of finite resources.

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