Sexual Assault


One of the more challenging aspects of the law and justice profession is assuring that your agency is adequately prepared to investigate and prosecute sexual assault crimes. The sensitivity and discretion required in such offenses demands the very best from the professionals involved in such cases. All too often, agencies that do not have significant levels of experience in such crimes, find themselves in unfamiliar territory as they endeavor to assure justice for the victim and sufficiency in properly investigating and prosecuting the accused. This type of crime requires our very best efforts as a system of justice. The information below has been assembled from a variety of sources and provides an insightful examination of this type of crime, the impact it has on the victim, prevention and reporting challenges, as well as the long-term consequences of this form of assault.

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Publications and Textual Resources About Sexual Violence
The Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study – NCJRS
Statistics about sexual violence – NSVRC
Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females
Sexual Violence – Center for Disease Control
Victim Responses to Sexual Assault – NDAA Report
False Reports – National District Attorneys Association
Sexual Assault Incident Reports – IACP
Violence Against Women: Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault
Alcohol and Sexual Assault – NIAAA
Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault – College Drinking
Sexual Assault: Prosecution Response – NCJRS
The investigation and prosecution of sexual violence
Prosecuting Intimate Partner Sexual Assault
Prosecuting Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault
Voir Dire and Prosecution Tips for Sexual Assault Cases

Selected Webinars and Conference Proceedings
Sexual Violence 101 Webinar
How Language Helps Shape Our Response to Sexual Violence
The Reality of Sexual Abuse in Youth Detention
Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling
Preventing Sexual Abuse at Overnight Camps
The Intersection of Stalking and Sexual Assault
Neurobiology of Trauma & Sexual Assault
Addressing Sexual Abuse in Large, Urban Jails
A Discussion on Campus Sexual Assault,
How to Handle Campus Sexual Assault Cases
Courts, Not Campuses, Should Decide Sexual Assault Cases
Working Together to Stop Sexual Abuse in Youth Detention
Sexual Assault of Men in Today’s Society
The Hidden Dimension of Domestic Violence
Preventing Harassment and Sexual Violence
Untested Sexual Assault Evidence: The Legislative Response
Comprehensive Sexual Assault Services within a Rural Context
Consent and Sexual Assault: A Rights-Based Approach
The Impact of Domestic Violence on Young Children
Realizing the Vision for Future Victim Services
National Law Enforcement Sexual Assault Reporting
Rape Isn’t Part of the Penalty
Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence in Conflict
Community Forum – Rape Victim Advocates
The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline Web Conference
Family Violence Risk Screening and Risk Assessment Tools
Questioning Child Abuse Victims