Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Research Forum: Summary of Research Questions Identified

This forum, sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), explored gaps in the existing research related to the technical aspects of sexual assault medical forensic examination (SAMFE). The goal was to identify what research is needed to bring a stronger evidence base to the SAMFE. The forum focused on the following topics:

•Types of evidence gathered.
•Examination technology.
•Standardizing the evidence kit.
•Evolving DNA technology.
•Potential use and logistics of telemedicine during the examination.