The information from this module answer questions that have historically created significant hurdles for sexual assault victims and addresses issues of false reporting. These questions include:
- What are the “red flags” that raise suspicion of a sexual assault report?
- What is our gut reaction to these “red flags?”
- How are these “red flags” based on cultural stereotypes of “real rape?”
- What is the actual definition of a false report?
- But what if part of the report is false?
- How can law enforcement investigators create a “false report?”
- How many sexual assault reports are actually false?
- How should law enforcement handle the frustrating reality of “real” false reports?
- How can investigators reverse this cycle of suspicion?