First published in 1985, Investigating Rape examines practices related with rape in four United States police departments and suggests what lessons the British police service might draw from them. The author urges greater recognition of the emotional trauma suffered by rape victims and the effects of that trauma on the relationship between victims and investigators. He recommends changes in police procedure, including new approaches in interviewing style and changes in training and in liaison with agencies who provide help to victims. This book will be of interest to any police official as well as to students of law and criminology.

chapter 1|6 pages


chapter 2|6 pages

The Patterns of Crime

chapter 3|23 pages

The Investigative Context

chapter 6|8 pages

The American Approach to Investigation

chapter 8|3 pages