There is no violation quite so devastating as a sex crime. Victims do not recover easily-- emotionally, psychologically, or physically from such incidents, and the long-term impact can be devastating to the victims, their families, and communities. Even investigating violent sex crimes is particularly difficult for many reasons.Often the collection of evidence requires a full medical examination of the victim--a second violation of sorts. Police must interview the victim, who must recount his or her assault. Often, the victims are children, and offenders range from family members to strangers. However, investigating and prosecuting these crimes is crucial to the healing process of many victims, and to the safety of society at large. Typically, sex abuse cases involve the use of a variety of specialized psychological care professionals who are instrumental in helping the victim to be able to assist with the investigation, while still emotionally insulating them from the shock and horror of what has been perpetrated against them.