"This book is easy to read and follows a logical progression from the initial call to the courts. Anyone involved in dealing with sexual assault cases in any capacity would benefit from having this book in their library of reference texts." - www.crimeandclues.com
An unprecedented collaborative work -- the first working manual for sex crime investigators, written by sex crime investigators and forensic scientists!
This work addresses specific investigative and forensic processes related to sex crimes for those who work in law enforcement, the defense community, or in the private sector. It is an unprecedented collaborative work -- the first working manual for sex crime investigators, written by sex crime investigators and forensic scientists.
The key feature of this work is a thorough overview of the investigative and forensic processes related to sex crime investigation. It takes the reader through investigative and forensic processes in a logical sequence, showing how investigations of rape and sexual assault can and should be conducted from start to finish. It is intended to set the investigative and forensic standard for sex crimes investigation.
It is designed to be accessible, in terms of language, not only to a detective or investigator who does hands on casework, but to the student in the classroom learning about the subject for the first time.
This work is an excellent training manual for sex crime investigators around the world. It is also an excellent textbook for any hands on university course on the subject of sex crime investigation. This work is an excellent supplement for any investigative course involving violent crime or death investigation.
* The only comprehensive reference available on the investigation of sexual assault and rape, a crime 10 times more prevalent than murder
* Authored by qualified investigators and forensic professionals with more than twenty years of collective experience working cases, preparing them for court, and offering testimony
* Written in a clear, practical style, ideal for professionals in forensic nursing, law enforcement, the legal community, and the investigative community
About the Author
Brent E. Turvey received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History, and a Masters of Science in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven. Since graduating in 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados, and Korea on rapes, homicides, and multiple death cases, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, crime scene investigation, forensic science and crime reconstruction, and has twice visited China to lecture before groups of detectives of the Beijing, X'ian, Wuhan, Hanjou, and Shanghai police bureaus, at the invitation of the Chinese government. He is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 2nd Edition, and co-author of the Rape Investigation Handbook (2004) along with Detective John O. Savino of the NYPD's Manhattan Special Victim Squad.
John Savino has been a member of the New York City Police Department since 1982. His career has spanned all aspects of law enforcement, beginning with a short assignment as a uniformed police officer and quick advancement to the Narcotics Division. His investigative skills began developing while assigned to the Manhattan North Narcotics Division. This assignment also helped develop his ability to talk with people from all walks of life, as he worked in an "undercover" capacity buying narcotics in Manhattan.
For the last 15 years he has been assigned to the Manhattan Special Victims Squad, where he investigates reports of Child Abuse and any Sexual Assault occurring in the Borough of Manhattan. While assigned to the Special Victims Squad, he has risen to the prestigious rank of 1st Grade Detective. Detective Savino has been involved in thousands of investigations of rape and sexual assault, and has been the lead investigator in many successful serial rape and pattern investigations.