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Missouri 2024 Lesson Summaries

2024 Lesson 8: Caselaw Update

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Release Date:

5/1/2024

The lesson provides guidance to law enforcement officers regarding an overview of domestic violence and sexual assault. It discusses forms that domestic abuse can take, the dynamics involved in an abusive relationship, and scenarios common to sexual assault cases. It also provides information about the impact of trauma on victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and how that trauma affects investigations. The lesson discusses techniques that officers should use when interviewing victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, and general investigative techniques that are useful when approaching a domestic violence or sexual assault case. Finally, the lesson discusses victims’ rights and resources available to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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