Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Fifth Edition

5th Edition

Robert R. Hazelwood, Ann Wolbert Burgess

CRC Press
Published November 14, 2016
Reference - 462 Pages
ISBN 9781498741965 - CAT# K26770
Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations

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  • Includes six new chapters and a full revision to reflect current research and investigative methods
  • Looks at new areas of concern including rape in the military and sexual assaults on campus
  • Examines the victim and victimology as well as the offender profiles and motivations for prevention as well as successful investigations and convictions
  • Presents extensive research, including unique cases, on instances of abuse of children, elder abuse, and all iterations of sexual assault and rape


This latest edition addresses rape and sexual assaults from all clinical, pathological, medical, and legal aspects. The book focuses on the victim and covers contemporary issues in sexual violence, investigative aspects of rape and sexual assault, offender fantasy, the personality of the offender, collection of evidence, medical examinations, and treatment, as well as trial preparation issues. Special topics include pedophiles, female and juvenile offenders, drug-facilitated rape, sexual sadism, elder abuse, and sexual assault within the military.