LESSON 4/TASK 1
ESTABLISH LIAISON FOR THE SENSITIVE
HANDLING OF RAPE VICTIMS
Identify the agencies with which liaison has been established for handling rape victims.
Given the responsibility for coordinating liaison with outside agencies for handling rape victims.
Demonstrate your comprehension of the task by correctly answering 70% of the questions on the
Military Police Law and Order Operations
Law Enforcement Investigations
Military police play an important role in handling rape cases. They are often the first help available to a
Rape is classified as a crime of violence, not a sexual crime. The crime of rape, under appropriate
federal laws, is a capital offense, punishable by death. It is a complex offense. Rape is rarely sexually
motivated. It is most often a crime of hate, anger, and violence in which the rapist uses sex as a
weapon to inflict harm and humiliation upon the victim. Sometimes the victim is a substitute target for
the rapist's anger against women as a group, or even against society itself.
Rape is both an emotional and physical assault. The emotional shock of rape often does greater harm
to the victim than does the actual physical assault. Rape victims may show fear, anxiety, anger, and
shock. This may be displayed both by physical and verbal actions. Victims may