Required Evidence Collection Research: Development of Research questions following Department of Justice Panel regarding development of national protocol for evidence collection.


Next steps toward determining protocols that will best serve the cross-disciplinary community of professionals involved in the investigation and prosecution of sexual assaults, while providing a victim-centered approach, appear to be:

•Simplification: Determining what methods are most effective, and streamlining the evidence collection process based on data generated by case studies, along with surveys of professionals and survivors.
•Standardization: Identifying the best practices for the collection and processing of this evidence.
•Implementation: Applying standardized methods.

There are multiple approaches that should be considered when evaluating the most effective methods of evidence collection.


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