Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter you will be able to:

12.1 Identify the characteristics of rape and other sexual assaults, including drug-facilitated sexual assaults.
12.2 Discuss the investigative considerations associated with rape and other sexual assaults, including the interview of the victim, the role of biological evidence from victims and suspects, and video and digital evidence.
12.3 Identify the varieties and characteristics of other assaults.
12.4 Discuss the investigative considerations with other assaults, including the problem of witness intimidation.
12.5 Discuss domestic violence and child abuse investigations and their unique challenges.