Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team(MDT) approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.
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.
Learn how to utilize the evidence to support the proper conclusion in cases involving the death of a child. Discuss possible causes of death and gain best practices and tips including various investigative steps for first responders to evidence collection, witness and suspect interviews, and medical examination, and legal issues for prosecution.
Many offenders who sexually abuse children also possess child pornography. In 2012, over 80% of men arrested for child sexual abuse were in possession of child pornography, with 60% having pornographic images or video of children under the age of five. In 2015, 25 million child sexual abuse files were reviewed by NCMEC, up from 450,000 in 2004. Offenders may use child pornography to groom or control their victims and may manufacture it to memorialize the event for later gratification. During this training, you will learn about the additional trauma victims experience when child pornography is involved. Explore investigative strategies that address the relationship between child sexual abuse and child pornography to supplement an investigation and corroborate victim statements. Gather the right tools and resources to investigate sexual abuse cases and produce the most comprehensive case outcomes.
Examine victim, system and societal perceptions which may pose barriers to a full and complete disclosure of abuse and exploitation. Learn interview models and uncover the circumstances where these models are most effective. Practice and apply interview and corroboration techniques by working through an interactive case study.
Join other child-serving professionals to create a plan of action for preventing child sexual abuse of youth in your care. Learn the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, mandated reporter and stakeholder responsibilities. Identify strengths and weaknesses of current prevention practices, and develop an action plan for your organization.
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 offender prosecution.
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. Need a specific date or location? Request this training.