Specialized Investigative Methods
Sex offense is an example of a criminal activity that has attracted significant attention and examination regarding its prosecution and final determination of the case. Victims, their families, the public, among other relevant stakeholders want liability measures for offenders of this crime as a way of upholding public safety (Hagan, 2003). Some of their expectations against these wrongdoers include harsher penalties, longer jail terms, rehabilitation for victims, and strict regulation restrictions.
Court incrimination of adult-juvenile sex offenders has no significant information supported by research, whether about efficient management approaches, lawbreakers, or victims. Biases, misinformation, and myths affect the progress of sex crime cases; therefore, all stakeholders require specialized education regarding the criminal management process as a way of ensuring that practices and policies in the system are adequately informed (Peak, 2003). It would be most important in the initial phases of unlawful justice process, over which practitioners become accountable for meeting several objectives such as:
• Providing supportive services and other necessities to the victims, from the conception of disclosure and throughout the subsequent proceedings of the court;
• Gathering important forensic proof, in which some are unique concerning criminal activities of sexual origin;
• Making sure that the due process if followed for the defendants;
• Determining cases fairly, efficiently, and swiftly;
• Disposition of informed decisions should render the wrongdoer accountable, through the facilitation of efficient outcomes for victims and lawbreakers, as well as promoting the safety of the community.
Sex criminal Management is a wide-ranging process with various facets; however, the least represented in the professional writing include investigation, trial, and disposition elements. For this reason, practices are significantly divergent across and inside jurisdictions, hence limiting the system to attain its objectives and institute a stable structure for the entirety of the management endeavors. Jurisdictions, therefore, scrutinize the proceedings of these cases from the onset of investigation to the point of prosecution and ultimately to the disposition phase (Osterburg & Ward, 1997).
Hagan, F. E. (2003). Research methods in criminal justice and criminology. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
Osterburg, J. W., & Ward, R. H. (1997). Criminal investigation: A method for reconstructing the past. Cincinnati, Ohio: Anderson Pub. Co.
Peak, K. J. (2003). Policing America: Methods, issues, challenges. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.