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A Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers on How To Approach and Help Elderly
Victims, Victims of Sexual Assault, Child Victims, Victims of Domestic
Violence, and Survivors of Homicide Victims
The purpose of this handbook is to help law enforcement officers better
understand and meet the needs of victims of crime, particularly during
the first response period. Specifically, this handbook addresses issues
that arise during the initial contact between officers and victims. How
law enforcement first responds to victims is critical in determining how
victims cope, first with the immediate crisis and, later, with their recovery
from the crime. In addition, the first response can strongly influence
victims' subsequent participation in the investigation and prosecution
of the crime. Finally, victims who have had a positive experience with
law enforcement will be more likely to report future offenses. In this
way, a good first response to victims by officers ultimately increases
the overall effectiveness of law enforcement.
The publication described is available online at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/infores/firstrep/welcome.html
for Victims of Crime Resource Center (OVCRC)
It can also be requested by phone or e-mail.
For copies of this guide and/or additional information, please contact:
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Telephone: 1-800-627-6872 or 301-519-5500
orders for print publications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Refer to publication number: NCJ 176971