Rape In-Service Training for Maryland Law Enforcement Officers

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Rape In-Service Training for Maryland Law Enforcement Officers ? Course Series . Diagram of Sexual Assault Preliminary Sexual Assault InvestigationSexual Assault Victim Interviews:Challenges and TechniquesFalse Allegations and Unfounded Reports of Sexual Assault. This task is bolstered by VAWA-2002-1107, granted by the U. S. Branch of Justice. The right hand Attorney General,

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Rape In-Service Training for Maryland Law Enforcement Officers 2007

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Sexual Assault In-Service Training for Maryland Law Enforcement Officers  Course Series Overview of Sexual Assault Preliminary Sexual Assault Investigation Sexual Assault Victim Interviews: Challenges and Techniques False Allegations and Unfounded Reports of Sexual Assault This venture is bolstered by VAWA-2002-1107, granted by the U. S. Branch of Justice. The right hand Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, arranges the exercises of the program workplaces and agencies. Perspectives or conclusions contained inside this archive are those of the creator and don't really speak to the official position or arrangements of the United States Department of Justice.

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Sexual Assault Overview 1

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Purpose of Training Enable Law Enforcement Officers to explore rape outfitted with precise data.

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Conservative Estimates Suggest that… At minimum 25% of American ladies have been sexually struck in youthfulness or adulthood and that 18% have been assaulted. No less than 20% of American men report having executed rape and 5% of men report having submitted assault. No less than one-portion of every single brutal wrongdoing include liquor utilization by the culprit, the casualty, or both. Rape happens most generally among ladies in late youth and early adulthood. Spousal assault is regularly more rough and redundant than other assault, and it is less generally announced.

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Is This Fact or Fiction? "By and large, the activities and the presence of an authentic assault casualty leave little uncertainty that a wrongdoing has been submitted. Under such conditions, the casualty is very upset, candidly distressed, frequently in a condition of mania and may have supported wounds, cuts, wounds or wounds. The casualty's dress is regularly ripped or detached as confirmation that it was coercively evacuated and if the assault happens outside, the casualty is for the most part tossed to the ground and her external pieces of clothing recolored and dirtied. Inquiries may sensibly be raised concerning the legitimacy of assault charges in which none or just a couple of the above signs exist. "

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Separating Fact from Fiction Realities about Sexual Assault… Fiction. Genuine assault frequently happens between outsiders. Truth: most by far of rapes are delegated "non-stranger." In no less than 80% of rapes, the casualty knows the aggressor.

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Also… Unfortunately, your meeting with the culprit might be the ONLY responsibility he encounters. Be that as it may, don't think little of the potential impacts of this meeting.

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Statistic.. 84% of school guys admitting to a demonstration lawfully characterized as rape Did not know they had carried out a wrongdoing!

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Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) Common Characteristics of CSA Delayed exposure or just piece of the story is told Incidents generally happen over a timeframe Typically there is no convincing medicinal confirmation that sexual manhandle happened. Time is of the substance. Meetings of kids require exceptional dealing with

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Additional Facts 60% of rapes happen in a home . Weapons are NOT utilized as a part of 85% of ALL rapes—92% in non-more unusual cases. Wounds were NOT managed in 83% of rapes and 61% of ones endeavored.

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There Are Other Problems... More to Understand… Many youths (14-18) participate in high hazard practices that may add to exploitation. Suspects included are ordinarily significantly more seasoned and go after simple casualties . In meetings with sentenced attackers, soonest casualties were more youthful kin, neighborhood youngsters, lady friends, associates and life partners. The vast majority of the ambushes were never revealed. A 1993 Senate Judiciary report showed that 98% of sex wrongdoers are never gotten, attempted, or detained. When wrongdoers see that it is so natural to escape with assault, their conduct raises. They DO NOT STOP at one casualty.

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Separating Fact from Fiction Realities about Sexual Assault… Fiction: All casualties have a comparable, unsurprising reaction to the injury. Reality: Every casualty manages injury in an unexpected way. There is no settled example of reaction. Assault Victims regularly give deadness and stun, which looks like relative quiet. Expect the Unexpected

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Did you know… That when a man's battle/flight/solidify reaction is actuated, the pre frontal cortex of their cerebrum ("the normal personality") is withdrawn.

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Separating Fact from Fiction Realities about Sexual Assault… Fiction: Persons who are truly sexually ambushed call the police instantly after the attack. Truth: 84% of casualties never call the police. For the individuals who do contact police, 25% report following 24 hours; 64% inside 72 hours.

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Victims Are Still Not Reporting. Why Not ? Humiliation Loss of security Fear of being faulted or judged as a result of conditions Trusted the wrongdoer Won't be trusted Didn't know the offense was a wrongdoing Distrust of law implementation and the criminal equity framework

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Separating Fact from Fiction Realities about Sexual Assault… Fiction: Victims recuperate from their injury and in the end "get over it." Fact: Victims report that rape is a groundbreaking occasion that influences whatever remains of their lives. The odds that a lady will create Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) subsequent to being assaulted are in the vicinity of half and 95%. "Despite the fact that it's a year since the assault, I've been feeling disturbed once more. I'm truly befuddled about this. I've been having flashbacks and bad dreams as I did soon after it happened. Will I ever get over this?" Eve, graduate understudy, sexually attacked while out of town by a man who had offered to give her a guided voyage through the island she was going by

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Women with a past filled with sexual manhandle have a tendency to: rotate entryway clients of the human services framework giving mind boggling, perpetual restorative conditions Seven circumstances more inclined to: smoke, mishandle liquor or sedates, and get to be distinctly fat

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as such… They will probably pass on an inconvenient demise.

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Separating Fact from Fiction Realities about Sexual Assault… Fiction: Sexual ambush is propelled by sexual craving. Certainty: Sexual ambush trying to hurt, embarrass, and control the casualty. Sex is just the weapon. These strikes incorporate both the real utilization of constrain and additionally the risk of drive upon the casualty as well as another person(s). Keep in mind that there is a distinction amongst assent and accommodation out of dread. On the off chance that you fear for your life, your physical wellbeing, or the life and security of a friend or family member, you may earnestly trust you have no other option than to submit to a sexual demonstration . This does not imply that you have assented to it; compulsion is not assent.

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Coercion is not assent! She may at present FEEL as though she was assaulted, regardless of the possibility that the demonstration does not meet the lawful definition. Help her comprehend and allude her to nearby specialist co-ops. This is not a false report!!!

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Debunking the Myths Reasons we have myths? Our picture of assault and rape is of a savage, unmerited assault by a more interesting wearing a hood and employing a blade in a dim parking garage or lush range. Numerous parts of our general public, essentially the media, sustain the myth. Permits individuals to feel safe from the danger of exploitation. To maintain a strategic distance from the hazy area and keep things "high contrast."

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Debunking the Myths Consequences of trusting them Victims are not accepted and their validity scrutinized Some cases are not examined fittingly Offenders may rehash their wrongdoing as they learn they can escape with

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Needed: A Dynamics-Based Investigation 98% of assault casualties will never observe their assailants captured, sentenced, or detained. 54% of all assault indictments will bring about either a rejection or a quittance. Including the indicted attackers sentenced to probation and those sentenced to nearby correctional facilites, half of all indicted attackers are sentenced to under 1 year in the slammer. Viciousness Against Women: The Response to Rape , arranged by the Majority Staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee, May 1993) Assure the casualty you comprehend the progression of rape. Approach the case with the suspicion it is substantial . Use a group approach . Verify the casualty's validity . Comprehend the inclination and research through it. Lessen the probability of conflicting or untrue data in casualty's announcement. Comprehend the distinction in confirmation to beat an assent resistance .

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Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault 1517 Governor Ritchie Highway, Suite 207 Arnold, Maryland 21012 410-974-4507 (telephone) 410-757-4770 (fax) www.mcasa.org (web) info@mcasa.org (email)

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