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Sex Crime Investigation

  • By: Karen J. Terry
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Sexual offenses differ from other criminal offenses in many ways, particularly in that they are private offenses that often take place in the home of the perpetrator and/or the victim. They are crimes of secrecy, rather than public crimes, and as ...

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