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Unformatted text preview: Sexual Assault 1 The Sexual Assault Crime Scene Genise Caruso February 13, 2009 Sexual Assault 2 Only since the early 1990s, has technology enabled investigators to link biological evidence with an individual. DNA typing is now one of the most widely and valuable sources used in forensics. Because of the physical contact and type of evidence left during the commission of crimes like rape, it is now possible to confirm, with 99.9999% accuracy the individual perpetrator. Prior to the technology, many crimes of this nature went unreported because so often it was the woman’s word against the alleged assailant. When processing a sexual assault crime scene, because of the sensitive quality involved, evidence must be collected with particular care and from places not common to other crimes. Transfer of physical evidence, such as semen, blood, hair, etc. from contact between victim and attacker is key, in a situation such as rape. All clothing, undergarments, bedding, etc. must be removed, collected and situation such as rape....
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2010 for the course CRJ 381 taught by Professor Giannoni during the Spring '09 term at New York Institute of Technology-Westbury.
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