Accession Number : ADA609004


Title :   Evaluation of Military Criminal Investigative Organizations' Child Sexual Assault Investigations


Corporate Author : INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a609004.pdf


Report Date : 09 Sep 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : We evaluated 163 Military Criminal Investigative Organization (MCIO) investigations of sexual assaults of children closed in 2012 to determine whether the MCIOs completed investigations as required by DoD, Military Service, and MCIO guidance. Our evaluation focused on: whether the MCIOs investigated child sexual assaults as required by guiding policies and procedures. A total of 153 of 163 MCIO investigations (94 percent) met investigative standards. A total of 10 of 163 MCIO investigations (6 percent) had significant deficiencies. We returned those 10 cases to the MCIOs for follow-up corrective action. A total of 57 of the 163 cases had no investigative deficiencies. The remaining 96 cases had minor deficiencies that had no impact on the outcome or resolution of the investigation. All three MCIOs had instances in which: they either did not issue or did not properly document the issuance of the DD Form 2701, Initial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime, to victims or the appropriate guardian or family member; subject, victim, and witness interviews were not thorough; logical investigative leads, such as interviews of witnesses, or leads gleaned during interviews were not addressed or conducted; and physical or digital evidence was not collected.


Descriptors :   *AUDITING , *CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS , *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , DEFICIENCIES , DEMOGRAPHY , INTERVIEWING , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE