Experts Discuss Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits

The issue of large numbers of sexual assault kits that were not sent to the crime lab for testing is a complex one for many jurisdictions in the US. To better understand the problem and possible solutions, NIJ-funded multidisciplinary teams to tackle the issue in Detroit and Houston.

In expert interviews, researchers Rebecca Campbell, Bill Wells, Caitlin Sulley, and Noel Busch-Armendariz discuss the potential risk factors for developing a large number of unsubmitted sexual assault kits, how police departments can better work with victims, and creating protocols to inform victims of new sexual assault kit DNA testing.

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Source: NIJ

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