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Thursday, June 23, 2016
National Institute of Justice Issues Special Report on Sexual Assault
a recent White House Summit on Women, NIJ launched a special report, Down the Road: Testing Evidence in
Sexual Assaults, which helps practitioners and advocates understand
that solving sexual assault cases involves more than testing forensic evidence.
It points out that police must develop other potential evidence, prosecutors
must file charges, juries (or judges) must render verdicts and judges must
sentence. Throughout, victims need support. The report also looks at NIJ-funded
research projects in Detroit and Houston. You can read Down the Road at https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/249805.pdf,
and you can learn more about the Detroit and Houston projects in a web feature,
Using Science to Find Solutions (https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/249805.pdf).