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Sex Offender Behavior and the Dynamics Of Sex Crimes, 8 hours

STC: 0920-081651

The California State Legislature perceives sex offenders as a “continuing threat to society.” Crimes of a sexual nature have amongst the highest recidivism rate of all crimes. Suspects committing sex crimes are deemed likely to commit similar offenses in the future. This course surveys the complex process of sexual assault investigations, including the myths about victims, the sexual assault exam, and the criteria District Attorney’s offices utilize to prosecute offenders.  Subsequently, the course is designed to inform probation and corrections officers on the use of effective tools and techniques to supervise and interview sexual offenders, and also focuses on the process and laws regarding sex offender registration.