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Interviewing the Victim: Techniques Based on the Realistic Dynamics of Sexual Assault

General Material
Training Tools
Published Date
February, 2019

This training module addresses how to:

  1. Recognize the importance of effective victim interviewing in the successful investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases
  2. Identify common barriers to effectively interviewing sexual assault victims
  3. Identify and overcome the fundamental challenges faced by law enforcement professionals conducting a victim interview
  4. Recognize various policy questions and “best practices” for law enforcement
  5. Conduct an effective preliminary interview with a victim of sexual assault
  6. Conduct an effective follow-up interview with a victim of sexual assault.