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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2020 conference theme is "The Art of Possibilities: Finding Solutions Through Innovation and Collaboration on Missing and Unidentified Persons Cases". Join us for this year's conference, which focuses on identifying innovative and effective technologies, approaches and strategies in the search, investigation, identification, recovery and reunification of missing persons, regardless of the circumstances surrounding their disappearance. You will gain knowledge in state-of-the-art and collaborative solutions, and explore tools and techniques for reuniting missing persons with their loved ones. The conference will also examine the complex and multifaceted nature of missing person cases and the unique needs of diverse and at-risk population groups such as aging individuals, LGBTQ, persons with differing abilities, indigenous/native populations, victims of trafficking, veterans and active military, transient populations, and others.
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.