ERIC Number: ED160970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Forcible Rape: Prosecutor Administrative and Policy Issues. Prosecutors' Volume III.
This report addresses the need for policy change in rape cases and suggests ways in which the prosecutor can encourage reporting of rape, more sensitive treatment of victims, and more rape trials and convictions. Standardized reporting forms listing all elements necessary for successful prosecution should be developed for both police and court use, and greater cooperation must be established. Standardized forms for evidence-gathering at the hospital are also suggested, and samples are included, since close cooperation with hospital personnel is crucial. The special problems of bringing a rape case to trial are also addressed and the role of the prosecuting attorney during pretrial, trial and sentencing procedures is discussed in detail. The report emphasizes the need for an aggressive office policy, stating that only if there is clear direction from administrators will individual deputies seek convictions in rape cases. (Author/KA)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Criminal Law, Laws, Legal Problems, Medical Services, Police, Rape, Social Agencies, Social Services, State of the Art Reviews, Violence
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents see CG 012 763, CG 012 764, CG 012 869, CG 012 868