National Institute of Justice

Victims undergo difficult forensic medical examinations with the hope of contributing evidence that can help bring assailants to justice. A study funded by the National Institute of Justice explored injury and forensic evidence in sexual assault cases using data from different types of medical examiners (including sexual assault nurse examiners), laboratories and the police.

Researchers examined how the collected biological evidence and the type and frequency of injuries related to arrest. The timing of evidence collection and arrest also was taken into consideration. The results were then compared based on who collected the evidence and the age of the victims

To read about the study, click here.


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The Justice Technology Information Center is a component of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center System, a program of the National Institute of Justice. JTIC serves as an information resource for technology and equipment related to law enforcement, corrections and courts, and hosts the NIJ Compliance Testing Program, a voluntary equipment standards and testing program for ballistic- and stab-resistant body armor and other officer safety equipment, which conducts equipment testing, reviews and analyzes testing data and disseminates results.

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