Offender background:

focus on offender behavior with this victim, with other women (e.g.: regular harassment, in all forms, indicates an attitude toward women, relevant to claim of consent or mistake (“You think all women are objects not worthy of respect, and that colored your actions”);

2 National Research Council of the National Academies of Science, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States, 2009. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/228091.pdf , pp. 155 (hair), 161 (fiber).

-get all discipline from all prior assignments; any harassment or SA complaints, pursued or

otherwise; find & interview those complainants

-get OMPF, enlistment documents

-have CID run prior criminal record (some criminals are still allowed into military with waivers)

-ask unit mates, co-workers, friends how offender talks about women, about this victim, about sex
(locker room talk);

-how did offender arrange to meet victim
-was there really a “relationship”?
-cellphone, facebook, twitter, chat room postings about women, or this victim

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