First Advisor

Robyn, Elisa


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Arts


School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

157 pages


The handbook should be used as a resource for assistance during investigations of sexual assault. The handbook is structured chronologically by the 'standard' timeline of procedures associated with a rape investigation after receiving the initial report. As no two reports are alike, the handbook should be used as guideline to what might occur at the time of report. The handbook is further divided by the role of the user. For example, one section deals strictly with the response of the first responder on scene, another handles the issues, and investigational aspects of the lead investigator. It is suggested that all sections are read and reviewed in order to gain the best comprehension of rape investigation from the initial report to testifying at trial. At the conclusion of the handbook, various reference materials are provided.

Date of Award

Fall 2006

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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