Working sexual assault cases requires investigators to know specialized skills on top of standard investigative tactics. The same skills that law enforcement officers use to investigate any crime can be used in sexual assault investigations. However, the dynamics of sexual assault cases make certain skills more important for the investigation of sex crimes. Learn key skills and steps used by detectives across the country who are successfully investigating current and cold case sexual assaults.
Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative aims to create a coordinated community response that ensures just resolution to sexual assault cases. Through this program, funding is provided to support multidisciplinary community response teams engaged in the comprehensive reform of jurisdictions approaches to sexual assault cases resulting from evidence found in previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.