Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span—A Clinical Guide is a comprehensive reference for professionals who work with victims of sexual assault. A team of more than 50 researchers and field practitioners in medicine, social work, law, law enforcement, and other branches of the multidisciplinary team designed this title to address sexual assault in victims of all ages—from infants to the elderly. Their combined efforts produced this exhaustive guide to the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of sexual assault.
With over 30 chapters of evidence-based research, the Sexual Assault Clinical Guide offers a broad array of information for sexual assault intervention, from the fundamentals of physical evaluation and investigation to in-depth guides to the unique challenges presented by cases of sexual assault. Both novice and veteran practitioners will benefit from guidelines to best practices in physical examinations, evidence collection, and documentation, with the added benefit of chapters about special victim populations and the various roles of multidisciplinary team members.
To present a complete overview of the professional approach to sexual assault in all its forms, Sexual Assault: Victimization Across the Life Span—A Clinical Guide includes sections dedicated to the presentation and effects of sexual violence in children and adults as well as chapters about victims with disabilities, victims in correctional settings, male victims, and more. This expansive clinical and forensic reference is essential for all professionals active in sexual assault response.