Examine case studies based on the experiences of a homicide detective and forensic pathologist. Identify key scene findings and correlate these findings to the autopsy results. Analyze communication methods between the investigating agencies and the medical examiner’s office. Gain understanding of how unique features of a case can affect the direction of the investigation. Discuss the ultimate resolution of each case examined and lessons learned.
Attend this unique conference to gain the latest knowledge and skills you need to serve victims of crime. Learn about innovative victim assistance programs and gain resources for enhancing the services you provide using a multidisciplinary approach. Choose from a wide variety of workshops conducted by knowledgeable experts addressing some of today’s most critical topics and issues facing victims of crime and service providers.
Titled, “A Transnational Epidemic: The Search, Investigation, and Recovery of Missing and Unidentified Persons,” the 2019 conference will focus on the search and investigation of missing persons resulting from mass casualty and multiple victim incidents, featuring lessons learned from both domestic and international tragedies. The conference will highlight strategies for search and rescue in urban and rural environments, human trafficking investigations, missing persons death and forensic investigations, recovery and identification of remains, long-term and forgotten missing persons’ cases, missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, and many others. It will also feature presentations on innovations in the use of DNA, geneaology, and technology.
Improve investigative techniques and efforts on long-term missing and cold case investigations. Learn from case studies, interactive case discussions, and specific techniques to improve the skill and capacities of law enforcement personnel assigned to long-term missing cases. Learn investigative and prosecutorial strategies for the investigator.
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.
The Wisconsin Victim Assistance Academy provides victim advocates, counselors, attorneys, and law enforcement with basic knowledge, skills, and legal approaches for best serving victims of crime. Gain insights into victims’ rights as well as the trauma that victims are experiencing. The academy is highly recommended for those who are new to victim services (0-5 years of experience).
Explore strategies for conducting death investigations that occur from several origins. Learn how to evaluate the crime scene, conduct effective interviews and interrogations, develop case leads, utilize investigative resources (crime laboratories, medical examiners), and comprehend medical autopsies.
Gain an introduction into the psychology, or mindset, of those that commit sexually motivated crimes. Learn about sex offender typologies and patterns of behavior. Explore the relationship between paraphilia such as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and fetishism and criminal acts. Review and dissect real case examples to gain insight into offender modus operandi. Knowledge obtained can be applied during interview and interrogation to help resolve sexually motivated cases.