Recorded on May 17, 2017
Examine the common medical and social myths and misconceptions that undermine the investigation and adjudication of child sexual abuse cases. Materials discussed will include the medical/legal definitions or "child", the evolving definition of "rape", and the different between statutory requirements for "consent" and "force".
About the Presenter: Laurie Gray is an experienced trial attorney and child advocate. She earned her B.A. from Goshen College and her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. As an attorney in private practice from 1993-2000, Laurie’s work included criminal defense and serving as court-appointed guardian ad litem in child welfare cases. As a Deputy Prosecutor in Allen County, Indiana, from 2000-2010, she primarily handled sexual assault cases (both adult and juvenile) and Drug Court. From 2010-2016, Laurie worked as an adjunct professor of criminal sciences at Indiana Tech and as a bilingual forensic interviewer at her local child advocacy center. Laurie co-wrote The ABC’s of Sexual Assault: Anatomy, “Bunk” and the Courtroom with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Michelle Ditton. In addition to writing, speaking and consulting, Laurie currently works as the Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Coordinator for the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
Attend this webinar to: * Recognize investigative myths involving physical and medical evidence in sexual abuse cases * Examine social and cultural beliefs about virginity and sexuality that perpetuate “rape culture” * Discover the difference between “no means no” and “yes means yes” in the context of consent
This webinar is primarily designed for detectives, forensic interviewers, sexual assault examiners, victim advocates, juvenile court personnel, prosecutors, and other child serving professionals. * Law Enforcement * Prosecutors * Social Workers * Victim Service Providers