Basic Adult Sex Crimes Investigations

Sexual assault is long considered the 2nd most violent crime and only homicide surpasses the impact to the victim to rape and sexual assault. This course covers aspects of the initial response, aspects of crime scene examination and collection of forensic evidence. We introduce two victim interview techniques to get the most important from the victim when it is the most critical. Aspects of human sexuality and how a sex offender is developed, defining offender typology, identifying special interview techniques for each type of offender and working with prosecutors. The course is completed with a section on identifying false rape complaints.

Course Instruction Topics:

  1. Victim Impact Before, During, and After the Crime

  2. Basic Law and Working with Prosecutors

  3. The Victim, Suspect, Crime Scene and Forensic Evidence

  4. Collateral Material

  5. Human Sexuality: Paraphilias and Deviate Sex

  6. Victim Interviews 

  7. Traumatic Interview Technique

  8. Behavioral Orientated Interview Technique

  9. Victimology

  10. Rape Trauma Syndrome

  11. Corroboration

  12. Counter-Intuitive Behavior

  13. Pretext Phone Calls

  14. Rapist Typology

  15. Suspect Interview Techniques

  16. Latent Investigations

  17. False Rape Complaints

Course Length:

Twenty-Four (24) hours.



"I met the author of this book, Steve Chancellor, some years ago in his sexual assault training class for criminal investigators. It was by far the best law enforcement class I've ever attended. (And I've been to a lot of them.)"

R. Pittman/Sheriff's Dept Investigator (Ret)


131 Wed Denning Road

Angier, NC 27501


Grant Graham: 910-234-4731



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