This report serves as a practical resource for law enforcement personnel who review old, cold, or unsolved cases that may be solved through the use of DNA technology and databases. The report looks at the science and technology of DNA testing and databases and provides background information on legal and practical considerations for applying DNA technology to unsolved cases. It also delivers a step-by-step process to help investigators select cases that would most likely be solved with DNA evidence.
Using DNA to Solve Cold Cases

This study was conducted to evaluate the adequacy of services provided to sexual assault survivors from their own perspective. This is the first ever citywide report that includes the survivor perspective in both the experiences of services and also in the recommendations for service improvement.
 
A Room of Our Own: Sexual Assault Survivors Evaluate Services

This protocol was designed as a guide for criminal justice and health care practitioners who respond to victims of sexual assault.
 A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations: Adults/Adolescents

This report describes the need for investigators to have fundamental knowledge about identifying, preserving, and collecting DNA to help solve cases.
What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence

This fact sheet provides a very brief overview of DNA - what it is and where it can be found at a crime scene.
What is DNA?

These three papers examine the relationship between violence against women and female criminality, prostitution and sex workers as victims as well as defendants, and the relationship between child abuse and neglect and later criminality among females.

Research on Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System

This is the report from the task force assembled to assess the delays in existing DNA analysis and develop recommendations for eliminating those delays.

Report to the Attorney General on Delays in Forensic DNA Analysis

This report presents information on the consequences of rape and sexual assault for female victims. The study provides the percentages of completed rape, attempted rape, and sexual assault of females that were reported to the police in 1992-2000. The report provides the percentage of victims that were injured and treated from a completed rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. It presents the percentage of those who reported to the police, and the percentage of those victims who received treatment and whose victimization was reported to the police.
Rape and Sexual Assault: Reporting to Police and Medical Attention, 1992-2000

This issue of American Prosecutors Research Institute ‘s The Voice newsletter (Volume 1, Number 3) provides a description of the four categories of rape reporting laws and lists the states that fall under each category.
Rape and Sexual Assault Reporting Laws

This curriculum focuses on the investigation of nonstranger sexual assaults and emphasizes investigative tools and techniques for cases in which a consent, rather than identity, defense is raised. These training materials include 12 content modules, 12 trainer's curriculum units, classroom overheads, and supplemental materials that include sample affidavits and search warrants.

Successfully Investigating Acquaintance Sexual Assault: A National Training Manual for Law Enforcement

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