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Interview Strategies for Sexual Assault and Rape Investigations

By Nicole Cain

In sexual assault investigations, the primary responsibilities of detectives are the physical and emotional well-being of the victim, the preservation of evidence, and the apprehension of the suspect. Such investigations are challenging because detectives must conduct an in-depth interview with the victim without causing further emotional harm. AMU professor Nicole Cain, a 14-year law enforcement officer, writes about the essential elements of the interview process.

Tips for Joint Investigations with Military Criminal Investigation Organizations

Conducting a sexual assault investigation can be very complex, especially when military members are involved.  While military and civilian law enforcement investigative procedures are similar, there are some very important differences in protocol and procedure. Learn more about the differences in interrogations and questioning and how to work best with military criminal investigation organizations (MCIOs) to ensure the successful prosecution of military offenders in both the military and civilian realms.

Law Enforcement Veterans Share Expertise for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, American Military University (AMU) faculty and staff members who have extensive careers and expertise in law enforcement will share research as well as first-hand experiences regarding investigative practices. The goal is to help agencies and officers across the country ensure that those who commit sexual crimes are held accountable.