Volume 49, Issue 4 (July 2004)
Review of: Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 3rd Ed.
This text is divided into four sections. The first four chapters deal with the victim—describing the victim's perspective, rape trauma syndrome, crisis care for the victim, and include a review of contemporary issues and a new chapter on victims in nursing homes. The next ten chapters discuss the investigation of rape and sexual assault, focusing on classifying the rape and profiling the behavior of the offender, including a discussion of false confessions. The third section consists of three chapters describing the recognition and collection of forensic evidence, the forensic medical examination of the victim, and the prosecutor's presentation of the case in court. The fourth section consists of six chapters on special populations, including juvenile and female offenders and sexual predators in nursing homes. The stated aim of this 3rd edition is to present current research findings, new forensic techniques, and recent data about special populations of victims and offenders.