November 15-16, 2021 | Shalimar, FL | Classroom
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.
***Registration cut-off date: Friday, October 15, 2021*** **Past participants had this to say...** *"Great overview for people in the field who are not in the medical examiner/coroner offices"* *"Very knowledgeable. Definitely learned from this class"* *"Appreciated the instructor’s knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm about subject matter"* *"The lectures were very informative and thorough. Instructors were engaging and their experience in their respective fields showed through in their presentations"*
Upon completion of this training, you will: * Understand the roles and responsibilities of the forensic pathologist, law enforcement investigator, and prosecutor in a child homicide investigation * Work with multi-disciplinary teams more collaboratively to make the case stronger * Plan and conduct child homicide investigations more effectively by adopting best practices * Understand forensic evidence’s role and function and how technology can be leveraged in your homicide investigation * Prepare child homicide cases for trial jury and judge presentations more efficiently and determine how grand jury presentations differ
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office 50 2nd Street Shalimar, FL 32579
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This fee includes 16 hours of training, program materials, instructional costs, and refreshment breaks. Participants are responsible for costs and arrangements related to meals, travel, and lodging.
Another great training opportunity in Shalimar FL! **[Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Homicides](http://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/training/details/TR00004971/TRI0011362/strategies-for-investigating-cold-cases)** November 17-18, 2021 | $395 Improve investigative techniques and prosecutorial efforts needed to successfully decipher unresolved and cold cases. Explore essential investigative, forensic and prosecution methodologies through the dissection of actual cases, best practice examples, interactive discussions, and contemporary resources. Learn proven strategies to avoid complications that are detrimental to the prosecution of cold cases. Discuss practices relevant to the establishment and maintenance of an efficient cold case unit.
Brian Killacky began his investigative career as a Chicago Police Detective in the Special Investigation Unit formed after the 33 murders committed by the infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy prompted the City of Chicago to form a unit with the investigative focus on sexual exploitation of children on the streets of Chicago. Brian received the Chicago Crime Commission Award of Merit for a decade of dedication and investigative excellence. He was assigned as a homicide and violent crimes detective in one of the most violent and diverse areas of the City of Chicago known as Area 6. Brian was assigned to the Cold Case Unit of CPD which was a city wide unit. Brian also served as investigator in the Cook County Prosecutors Cold Case Initiative. This unit received national recognition and federal funding serving over 157 municipalities besides the City of Chicago. In addition, Brian was a sergeant in the Complex Homicide Unit/Squad supervising investigative efforts.
Candace H. Schoppe, MD, is a forensic pathologist at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences and Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Schoppe began her career in forensic science as a laboratory technician/ forensic examiner at Forensic Consultant Services in Fort Worth, Texas while attending college at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. She attended medical school at the University of Texas – Houston Medical School in Houston, Texas and completed a pathology residency at Wake Forest University/ Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Following her residency, she completed a forensic pathology fellowship and a neuropathology and cardiac pathology fellowship at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York, New York. Dr. Schoppe is board certified in anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathology.
Dr. Katherine Maloney is a forensic pathologist and the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner at the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office in Buffalo, New York. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo Medical School. She attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts and completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York. She trained in forensic pathology at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York, New York, where she also did a year of training in forensic neuropathology and cardiac pathology. She is board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and forensic pathology.
For the past four years Tom has been an instructor for NCJTC in various class including Child Homicide, Cold Case Homicide and Major Case Investigations. Mr. Biesty was an accomplished and well-respected attorney and leader in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office with a 26 year record of prosecutorial excellence. He has an extensive trial experience across a wide spectrum of cases including many first-time prosecutions for the State of Illinois. For 15 years Tom was a Supervisor in Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, IL. Some of his responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating investigations among various law enforcement agencies and applying new methods and science to solve cold case crimes. Tom has been the recipient of numerous awards in 2015 and 2013 the Award of Excellence from the Illinois Homicide Investigators Association.