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Interviewing the Incarcerated Offender Convicted of Sexually Assaulting the Elderly

Cooper, Gregory M.; King, Michael R.


Sexual assault is considered one of the most terrible crimes committed against the elderly, particularly as they are noted to be among the most innocent and vulnerable of populations. To better understand offender motivation and related behaviors, this article presents suggestions that are possible guidelines for forensic interviews, including an examination of potential methods for obtaining cooperation to optimize a truthful and accurate disclosure of offenders' crimes for research purposes.

Gregory M. Cooper is an Investigative Support Services Manager, Public Safety Software Solutions Division, Motorola, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT.

Michael R. King is a Senior Investigative Analyst, Motorola, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT.

This article was supported, in part, by National Institute of Justice grant 2003‐WC‐BX‐1007.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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