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January 20, 2014

Paradigm in Sexual Assault Investigations

In a sexual assault investigation the law enforcement investigator’s mental approach should be to determine if a crime was or wasn’t committed. One of the major aspects of determining if a crime was committed and by whom, is utilizing the paradigm process of identifying, apprehending, interrogating, and prosecuting the sexual offender. Therefore, the law enforcement investigator must determine as soon as possible how the paradigm investigative process will assist the investigator. Sexual assault investigations are complex and any tool the law enforcement investigator can take from his/her toolbox i.e. a paradigm, will assist the investigator determine if a crime did or didn’t take place. The investigator must then follow investigative protocols and procedures in order to properly and lawfully determine what the witnesses and sexual offender have to offer in investigating the sexual assault allegation. The investigators credibility as a law enforcement officer will be questioned if the paradigm investigative process is not followed. If the credibility and reliability of the investigative paradigm process is questionable then a sexual offender may be released back into the community and/or an innocent person can be sent to jail/prison for a crime he/she didn’t commit. In this video Lawrence W. Daly, Chief Sexual Assault Investigative Educator for the One Daly Corporation raises several issues surrounding the concerns of utilizing the investigative paradigm process in a sexual assault investigation.
January 20, 2014

Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations

In a sexual assault investigation the law enforcement investigator’s mental approach should be to determine if a crime was or wasn’t committed. One of the major aspects of determining if a crime was committed and by whom, is if the investigator can determine if the sexual assault which is being alleged is supported with any type of physical, biological, and medical evidence. Therefore, the law enforcement investigator must determine as soon as possible if the victim, witnesses, and the sexual offender can be linked by one another when it comes to evidence which was left on their persons or at the crime scene. The investigator has to ask the witnesses the difficult questions to try and understand that the information they have may lead them to any types of evidence. The investigator’s credibility as a law enforcement officer will be questioned if he/she have difficulty in demonstrating their search for evidence was thorough, complete, and intelligent. The credibility and reliability of the investigator’s reasoning and logic may be called into question which may then allow a sexual offender to be released back into the community and/or an innocent person can be sent to jail/prison for a crime he/she didn’t commit. In this video Lawrence W. Daly, Chief Sexual Assault Investigative Educator for the One Daly Corporation raises several issues surrounding the concerns of evidence in a sexual assault investigation.
January 18, 2014

Police release 911 tapes in child poisoning case

As he drove himself to a hospital, an Ariz. man calmly told dispatchers he was stabbed multiple times by his ex-wife.
January 17, 2014

Logical in Sexual Assault Investigations

In a sexual assault investigation the law enforcement investigator’s mental approach should be to determine if a crime was or wasn’t committed. One of the major aspects of determining if a crime was committed and by whom, is if the investigator can determine if the sexual assault which is being alleged is reasonable and logical. Therefore, the law enforcement investigator must determine as soon as possible if the victim, witnesses, and the sexual offender can provide facts which are logical. Sometimes the investigator has to ask the witnesses the difficult questions to try and understand that the information they have is logical. The investigator’s credibility as a law enforcement officer will be questioned if he/she have difficulty in demonstrating the alleged crime in fact is logical. The credibility and reliability of the investigator’s reasoning and logic may be called into question which may then allow a sexual offender to be released back into the community and/or an innocent person can be sent to jail/prison for a crime he/she didn’t commit. In this video Lawrence W. Daly, Chief Sexual Assault Investigative Educator for the One Daly Corporation raises several issues surrounding the concerns of logic in a sexual assault investigation.
January 17, 2014

Shopkeeper fights off hammer-wielding robber

Shopkeeper fends off robber with a broken chair leg.
January 17, 2014

Video captures inmate fight club in Okla. halfway house

Footage shows inmates fighting inside the soon-to-be-closed, privately run Avalon Correctional Center.
January 17, 2014

Video: Dash cam released in fatal NM pursuit

An NM officer feared for his life as he pursued a suspect through neighborhoods at speeds up to 87 mph.
January 16, 2014

Police arrest alleged "Swiss Cheese Pervert"

The 41-year-old has allegedly been spotted driving up to women and asking them if they would like to get paid to see him put Swiss cheese on his genitals.
January 16, 2014

Okla. teen impersonates trooper using phone app

The teenaged driver was wearing a hoodie with the words state trooper printed on it.



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