Offenses involving sexual assault and other deviant behavior are among the most complex and difficult types of crimes to investigate and prosecute. This comprehensive overview provides an entry into effective investigation of deviant sexual behavior, as well as enough information to prepare participants for basic public presentations on and discussions about the topic, and theories and projections of trends.
The course, which is designed for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, rape crisis and social workers, and mental health counselors, examines interviews of child and adult victims and witnesses, explores motivations, and examines studies, statistical data, and analyses of suspects.
Upon Completion: Participants will be able to:
• Develop working knowledge of sexual terminology, behaviors, and crimes
• Gain insight into the behavior of sex offenders
• Employ effective investigative strategies for victims and suspects
• Cite historical aspects, beliefs and origins of sex terms and practices
• Understand impacts upon victimized children and how to build rapport
• Deliver knowledgeable presentations to civic groups and other audiences