When a law enforcement officer walks into his place of work, the last thing on his mind is that today something may go wrong and cost someone their life. It isn’t the big things where things will go wrong, but the little things that the officer believed weren’t a concern at the time, but then turned into a nightmare in a matter of seconds.
The purpose of determining if law enforcement officers are competent and intelligent in their approach to Sexual Assault Investigations is not a simple investigative conclusion to provide. There has been numerous forensic scientist in the field of sexual assaults who have performed studies about law enforcement's effectiveness when dealing with an allegation of a sexual assault. Many of the studies associated with the success of prosecuting sexual offenders begins at the front-line officers who respond to a radio call that a child may have been a victim of a sexual assault. If the front-line officer is properly educated and trained in the area of how to investigate an allegation of a sexual assault may make a major difference in the outcome of an individual being accussed of such a serious crime.
Over the next couple months, the issues surrounding law enforcements competentence and intelligence will be closely examined, evaluated, and analayzed. Along the way if you have a thought, comment, idea, or suggestion, please take the time to share.