Promoting Effective Criminal Investigations of Campus Sex Crimes   [open pdf - 679KB]

"On January 25, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) partnered with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to conduct a forum to discuss ways to enhance criminal investigations of campus sex crimes. OVC convened the forum at the urging of leaders in the campus law enforcement field who saw a critical need to support campus public safety agencies in determining how best to facilitate effective sex crimes investigations. However, there was little formal consensus among the leaders regarding what constitutes promising practices specific to sex crimes investigations in higher education settings. The forum comprised representatives from college law enforcement, student affairs, campus sexual assault victim services, government agencies, national organizations that focus on campus safety or address public policy issues for higher education more broadly, and organizations or individuals that provide legal counsel or risk management tools for colleges and universities. Forum participants were asked to identify the following: [1] Challenges, issues, and promising practices related to investigating campus sex crimes. [2] Resources that exemplify promising practices or that may be useful in their implementation. [3] Key partners in campus sex crimes investigations and potential coordination challenges. [4] Suggestions to help guide criminal investigations of campus sex crimes."

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Office for Victims of Crime: http://www.ovc.gov/
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Campus Sex Crimes Forum. Washington, DC. January 25, 2012
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