Crime Scene to Trial

Crime Scene to Trial Training

This one-of-a-kind training provides detailed instruction in the investigation of a crime scene and how seemingly unimportant details can become critical at trial. While participants conduct a crime scene investigation in a “mock house,” they will interrogate child abuse suspects, photograph the crime scene and interview witnesses. Intended for multidisciplinary teams, including: prosecutor, social worker, case manager, forensic interviewer, law enforcement officer, investigator or child protection attorney.

Agenda

Day One

TimeTitle
8:00 AM - 8:15 AMCourse overview
8:15 AM – 9:15 AMInvestigating child maltreatment: Abusive head trauma
9:15 AM - 9:30 AMBreak
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMInvestigating child maltreatment: Abusive head trauma (continued)
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMBreak
10:45 AM - 12:00 NNInvestigating child maltreatment: Sexual abuse
12:00 NN - 1:00 PMLunch break
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMInterrogation of child abuse
suspects
2:00 PM - 2:15 PMBreak
2:15 PM - 3:00 PMInterrogation of child abuse suspects (continued)
3:00 PM - 3:15 PMBreak
3:15 PM - 4:15 PMPicture this: Photographing a child abuse crime scene
4:15 PM - 4:30 PMBreak
4:30 PM - 5:15 PMChildren exposed to violence
5:15 PM - 6:00 PMWalk through crime scene

Day Two

TimeTitle
8:00 AM - 12:00 NNCrime scene investigation, witness interviews and multidisciplinary team staff meetings
12:00 NN - 1:00 PMLunch break
1:00 PM - 5:00 PMCrime scene investigation (continued) Each team will be scheduled to consult with child abuse pediatrician

Day Three

TimeTitle
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMChild maltreatment evidence issues
9:00 AM - 9:15 AMBreak
9:15 AM - 11:00 AMFinal team staffing and statement preparation
11:00 AM - 11:15 AMBreak
11:15 AM - 12:15 PMTeam presentations
12:15 PMClosing

Faculty

Rita Farrell, B.S.

Lead Forensic Interview Specialist


Victor Vieth

Director of Education & Research


Speakers Bureau

Jim Sears

Retired Detective