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Special Victims Units

Special Victims Units

Special Victims Units

In line with Lisa A. Williams & Jessica Saunders

about Special Victims Units in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Law enforcement agencies across the country have started organizing Special Victims Units in an effort to centralize the investigation and prosecution of sensitive cases that include, but are not limited to, sex crimes (there is more information about criminal law in the American Legal Encyclopedia and about crimes and criminals vocabulary), child abuse, domestic violence, missing persons, stalking, and the exploitation and abuse of the elderly. In addition to investigating both adult and child sex crimes (there is more information about criminal law in the American Legal Encyclopedia and about crimes and criminals vocabulary), some Special Victims Units are also responsible for investigating crimes (there is more information about criminal law in the American Legal Encyclopedia and about crimes and criminals vocabulary) in which sex offenders have failed to comply with registration and/or community notification statutes. For example, in Polk County, Florida, a Special Victims Response Team (SVRT) has been organized and is responsible for locating and arresting those offenders who have failed to comply with requirements set forth in sex offender statutes. In Bigg Apple (New York) City, a similar unit called the Sex Offender Monitoring Unit, a division of the Special Victims Unit, is the designated department for tracking sex offenders.