Join us for an intensive training focused on understanding and building relationships between the forensic pathologist, homicide investigator, and prosecutor in successfully investigating and prosecuting child homicide cases. Learn autopsy protocols, forensic essentials, and the criticality of determining the cause and manner of death. Understand the unique aspects of investigating a child homicide including interviewing and interrogation, suspect pool development and the role and importance of the prosecutor in gaining appropriate convictions.
Explore investigative strategies that address the relationship between child sexual abuse and child sexual abuse materials (child pornography) to supplement an investigation and corroborate victim statements. Gather new tools and resources for the most comprehensive case outcomes.
Develop and enhance the skills of the 21st Century criminal justice instructor or trainer. Examine how adults learn and explore effective instructional methods. Develop a structured learning plan, apply adult-learning techniques, utilize instructional technology, evaluate learner retention strategies, and the legal implication of instruction.
Learn about the roles of law enforcement, first responders, investigators, and child protective services when investigating the death of a child. Receive an overview of the important investigative tips and information related to the causes of death, and the duties and investigative needs of the medical examiner/coroner.
Self-Generated Content (sexting) sharing has become ever increasingly normative behavior for youth. This behavior can lead to Sextortion scams where offenders obtain explicit content and then pressure the victim to send money or send additional explicit content. Financial sextortion has become a significant danger for our youth, especially boys, and new sextortion concerns are now arising with advancing technology, such as AI. Sextortion threats can cause shame, fear and confusion and have led some victims to suicidal behaviors. This presentation will identify tactics used to target victims and will focus on awareness and preventive messaging to help provide protective factors for youth.
Avoid potential conflict both professionally and personally by learning to organize your thinking and respond calmly. Consider the approaches you can take to prevent and respond to verbal conflict. This course will explore the communication process, conflict prevention, and help you understand why conflicts occur. Instruction will also cover certain circumstances in which verbal de-escalation techniques may not be appropriate, and provide techniques to resolve such conflicts. Join us to learn how de-escalation techniques and communication skills can potentially defuse tense situations and lead to more successful outcomes. This training does not cover physical intervention techniques.
Child abduction cases all too often become unsolved child abductions. One of the most frightening crimes a community and law enforcement will encounter, circumstances can vary widely from a witnessed child abduction to a belief an abduction occurred, but it was not witnessed. A reported abduction which is in fact a parental murder or negligence related death may also have occurred, rather than an abduction. These cases are complex to investigate when they occur and even more so when months or years have passed, and the cases have been essentially closed. Develop a process for identifying viable cases to reopen. Recognize likely hurdles you will encounter and develop the skill to navigate valuable resources to access when reopening a case. Utilize an investigative checklist to manage the renewed investigation of a child abduction and become informed about evidentiary advances which may impact your investigation.
The opioid crisis and the flood of other drugs has reached epidemic proportion in many of our communities.Join us to learn more about this national challenge and other emerging drug trends such as fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, synthetic cannabinoids, and other chemicals. Explore the issues associated with the legalization of marijuana in many states and vaping, butane hash oil, and cannabis edibles. Gain an understanding of the stages of use, addiction, withdrawal symptoms, and the health and life-threatening dangers posed from the use of drugs. Discuss common delivery systems and observe examples of emerging drugs in various forms. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug usage, as well as how Naloxone/Narcan works in cases of opioid overdoses.
The opioid crisis and the flood of other drugs has reached epidemic proportion in many of our tribal communities across the nation. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Tables, twice as many American Indians and Alaska Natives require treatment for addiction compared to any other racial and ethnic group. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of use or misuse of opiates, heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine, other stimulants, hallucinogens, marijuana, synthetic cannabinoids, alcohol and other depressants, inhalants, dissociative anesthetics, other chemicals and various drug combinations. Review updated trends on Fentanyl, Fentanyl laced pills, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, synthetic cannabinoids, Butane hash oil, vaping, and cannabis edibles.
Learn current cell phone related strategies and techniques for any type of investigation. Explore and apply current practices for working with different cellular network providers, completing technology-focused search warrants, analyzing cellular provider call data, associating reported data to the investigation and effective case reporting strategies.