rape kit

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rape kit

n.
1. A set of materials, such as swabs and tools for collecting blood samples, used to gather forensic evidence from a victim of sexual assault.
2. The evidence obtained with such materials: analyze a rape kit.
3. The examination that results in obtaining such evidence: perform a rape kit.

rape kit

Forensic medicine A collection of receptacles–cups, envelopes, plastic bags, tubes, disposable items–cotton swabs, napkins, pipettes and tools–sterile comb for pubic hairs, sheets–used to obtain evidentiary specimens from a rape victim. See Date rape, PERK kit, Rape, SARN, SART.
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The purpose of this request for proposal is to enter into an agency contract with a qualified firm to provide DNA analysis on backlogged sexual assault kits for the City of New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the scientific research agency of the United States Department of Justice, today released a fact sheet about DNA testing of sexual assault kits.
Five Things About Sexual Assault Kits explains the following:
TITLE: The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Action Research Project
WHERE: Full Report: The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Action Research Project https://www.
The report explores the ramifications -- for law enforcement, crime labs, courts and victims -- of the large number of unanalyzed sexual assault kits that have recently been discovered in cities around the country.
NOPD will use this 2015 SAKI award to submit for testing untested sexual assault kits (SAK) and address the overarching issues that allow the number of untested SAKs to increase.
Bode), a leading provider of forensic DNA services, announced today sexual assault kits (rape kits) from the Alameda County rape kit backlog were shipped to Bode for DNA analysis under a multi-agency collaboration.
There are an estimated 400,000 untested rape kits currently in the United States and only 25% of rapes lead to an arrest due in part to the sexual assault kits not being processed.
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice today announced the first research grants awarded to address untested sexual assault kits (SAK), also known as rape kits.
27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --White House Announces Effort to Address Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits -Today, as part of an event to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the White House announced a major initiative, sponsored by OJP's National Institute of Justice, to identify long term solutions to the backlog of untested sexual assault kits that have not yet been submitted to a crime laboratory.
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