Sexual Assault Investigator Certification Training Seminar



March 11 – 15, 2013


Emmanuel College 

400 The Fenway

Boston, MA


$350 per Person
$300 for Each Additional Attendee from the Same Department 

Registration Fee Includes Course Materials, Certificate*, Refreshments

*Successful completion of this course will result in Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) 


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The Purpose of this training is to provide law enforcement officers and other criminal justice professionals with information and strategies to effectively investigate sexual assault cases.

The material is framed in the context of a “victim-centered” law enforcement response and is designed to partner with State and community agencies to ensure victim safety and hold offenders accountable.


The Goals of the curriculum are to:

  • Increase examination of the societal and investigator’s beliefs about victims of sexual assault and the dynamics of sexual assault;
  • Create victim-centered, multi-disciplinary law enforcement responses to sexual assault cases;
  • Provide skills to effectively investigate sexual assault cases.



  • Dynamics of Sexual Assault
  • Victimology
  • Sex Offenders
  • Sexual Violence Related Laws
  • Preliminary Investigative Considerations
  • Survivor Video
  • Interviewing Adult Victims and Witnesses
  • Documentation
  • Suspect Interaction
  • Addressing Child Sexual Assault
  • Adolescents and Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault and Older Adults
  • Sexual Assault and People with Disability
  • Unfounded Cases and False Allegations
  • Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
  • SANE
  • Crime Scene
  • Stalking and the Connection to Sexual Assault
  • Stress Reductions for Sexual Assault Investigators
  • Cyber Crime Investigations

All of the information disseminated through the lectures and written materials provided in this training course are offered as guidelines for good investigative practice.  Criminal laws and court decisions in each state or jurisdiction will determine the appropriate legal application.  Furthermore, existing policies and procedures for individual police departments and/or other agencies may supersede any of the methodologies suggested in the lectures or texts.

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January 11, 2013
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine