Gain an introduction to various approaches relevant to the development and implementation of departmental policy, identification and inclusion of key stakeholders, gathering community feedback, and planning time and tasks. Utilize mind mapping exercises to develop vision, mission, purpose, and key policy inclusions. Learn about researching policies and identifying resources to support policy development. Explore the importance of words, terminology and phrases in your communications, as well as visualizations such as flowcharts to reinforce policy narratives and process summaries.
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.
Gather best practices for developing a comprehensive table of contents, tracking changes and amendments to policies, visual aids and charts, and other documentation. Reduce legal liability by learning about disclaimers, avoiding discriminatory language , and verifying content. Explore the process to introduce and implement formal policies, orient staff, and educate the community to prevent resistance and gain acceptance of implementation. Prepare for future changes and evaluation.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.