Skip to main content

National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Police Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Detective Bureau Special Victims Investigators Course

Formerly Special Victims Investigators Course; Sex Crimes Investigations; Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigation Course
Course Category: 
Location: 

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; 421 East 26th Street New York, NY

Length: 

Version 1, 2, 3 and 4: 35 hours (1 week).

Dates: 

Version 1: October 1976 - December 1982. Version 2: January 1984 - December 1990. Version 3: January 1991 - September 1995.
Version 4: October 1995 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to provide the experienced investigator with an understanding of advanced techniques in the field of sex crimes investigation. Version 3 and 4: Students will be able to: apply principles of sex crimes investigation to various cases and apply theories of the psychology of the sex crime victim to working with the victim effectively.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Major topics include: crisis intervention techniques: theory of victimization; psychology of the sex crime victim; sex crime laws; sexual deviations; evidence gathering and search of the crime scene; trial testimony. Prerequisite: Criminal Investigation, or Basic Criminal Investigator’s Course, or an equivalent course. Version 2 and 3: Topics include: crisis intervention techniques: theory of victimization; psychology of the sex crime victim; sex crime laws; sexual deviations; evidence gathering and search of the crime scene; trial testimony; sensitivity training; child victims. Prerequisite: Criminal Investigation, or Basic Criminal Investigator’s Course, or an equivalent course. Version 4:  Topics include: crisis intervention techniques: theory of victimization; psychology of the sex crime victim; sex crime laws; sexual deviations; evidence gathering and search of the crime scene; trial testimony; sensitivity training; child victims; domestic violence, rape trauma syndrome, acquaintance rape, DNA testing, suspect and victim interviewing (including child interviewing. Prerequisite: Criminal Investigation, or Basic Criminal Investigator’s Course, or an equivalent course.)

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1, 2, 3 and 4: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Criminal Justice, Criminal Science, or Social Science (10/76) (10/86 revalidation) (1/91 revalidation) (5/96 revalidation) (5/01 revalidation) (6/06 revalidation) (6/11 revalidation) (6/16 revalidation).

Top