Examine the importance of multidisciplinary team (MDT) case coordination and evidence corroboration in the investigation of child abuse cases. Learn how to evaluate evidentiary findings through crime scene images, interviews and case studies. Understand multidisciplinary team members' roles and responsibilities for protecting child victims and prosecuting offenders. Focus on offenders’ use of technology, including the use of sexually explicit images of minors (child pornography) in grooming and manipulation. Discuss a variety of technology that can be used by investigators.
This 2-day training will focus on going beyond a child's word and seeking evidence to corroborate a child's statement. Various members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, such as law enforcement, child protective services, and forensic interviewers may gather different or differing information. You will focus on evaluating evidentiary findings through crime scene images, interviews and case studies, and highlight the importance of working cooperatively with other disciplines for the benefit of child victims and the prosecution of offenders.
Upon completion of this training, you will be able to: * Describe the importance of minimizing bias and employing multiple hypotheses * List types of evidence and methods of collection * Define evidentiary keys of collected evidence * Explain the importance of case information sharing * Manage collected evidence