Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

Streaming Video - 2006
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In this program, the hospital's protocol for rape victims is outlined, the importance of a detailed physical exam following a rape is discussed, and the collection kits used by physicians to gather such evidence as samples of hair and traces of semen are described. The program stresses the importance of a rape victim having a counselor with her throughout the emergency room visit. A police department lab technician explains how information can be extracted from hair and other samples, and a rape counselor discusses the need for follow-up care in the treatment of rape-trauma syndrome. The program also focuses on DNA printing, a more accurate method of identification; a molecular biologist discusses the future of DNA printing; and an attorney discusses the danger that information acquired through DNA printing might be misused.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], cuuuu
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (19 min.) :,sd., col


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