New EVAWI Webinar Recording Available- “False Reports of Sexual Assault: Moving Beyond the Issues”

EVAWI recently hosted a webinar titled “False Reports of Sexual Assault: Moving Beyond the Issues.” The recording is now available free of charge in the webinar archive.
 
Course Description:
One of the most important challenges for law enforcement training in sexual assault investigation is the idea that many – or even most – reports are false. These cases often have a number of “red flags” that raise suspicion in the minds of officers, investigators, and others, but actually represent the realistic dynamics of sexual assault.
 
The presenter reviewed differences between a false report versus a baseless report, and inconsistent statements versus lying. He also discussed how law enforcement can unintentionally create a “false report,” by creating an environment where victims recant or withdraw. This was contrasted with real case examples of false reports he has investigated throughout his career.