From Crime Scene to Trial

From Crime Scene to Trial

From Crime Scene to Trial

September 18–20, 2018
Northwest Arkansas Community College
Bentonville, Ark.

This course provides detailed instruction in the investigation of a crime scene and how seemingly unimportant details can become critical at trial. This training includes interrogation of child abuse suspects, photographing of a crime scene, witness interviews and a crime scene investigation to be conducted in a “mock house”.

Who Should Attend

For a diverse group of at least four people, consisting of any combination of the following: Prosecutor, social worker, case manager, forensic interviewer, law enforcement officer, investigator or child protection attorney.

Zero Abuse Project applies for AR CLE and CLEST credits for this course.

Day One

8 – 8:15 a.m.Welcome with team and faculty introductions
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.Investigating Child Maltreatment:
Abuse Head Trauma
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.Break
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.Investigating Child Maltreatment:
Abuse Head Trauma
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.Investigating Child Maltreatment:
Sexual Abuse
12 – 1 p.m.Lunch on your own
1 – 2 p.m.Interrogation of Child Abuse Suspects
2 – 2:15 p.m.Break
2:15 – 3 p.m.Interrogation of Child Abuse Suspects (continued)
3 – 3:15 p.m.Break
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Picture This: Photographing a Child Abuse Crime Scene
4:15 – 4:30 p.m.Break
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Children Exposed to Violence
5:15 – 6 p.m. Walk through crime scene–all teams

Day Two

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.Crime scene investigation, witness interviews and MDT staff meetings
12 – 1 p.m.Lunch on your own
1 – 5 p.m.Crime scene investigation (continued)
Consultation with child abuse pediatrician will be scheduled during the afternoon for each team individually

Day Three

8 – 9 a.m.Practice Scenarios
9 – 9:15 a.m.Break
9:15 – 11 p.m.Final team staffing and statement preparation
11 – 11:15 a.m.Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Team presentations
12:15 p.m.Closing

Payment Information

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  • $499 per registrant
  • There will be a $25.00 processing fee for invoicing of registration costs.
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Cancellation policy
We offer a refund minus a $75 administrative fee for each cancelled registration. We do not offer refunds if you fail to notify us prior to the conference you can't attend. Transfers: Registrations can be transferred to a different conference location for a $25 administrative fee.

Zero Abuse Project reserves the right to cancel or postpone this seminar if minimum registration requirements are not met or as a result of Force Majeure. Zero Abuse Project will make all attempts to notify registrants of cancellation or postponement at the earliest opportunity. Zero Abuse Project is not responsible for any costs incurred by registrants due to cancellation or postponement, including but not limited to airfares and hotels.

Recommended Lodging

Hampton Inn Bentonville/Rogers
4501 W. Walnut Street
Rogers, Ark.
(479) 986-0500


Very realistic training. All investigators should get training of this level.
I loved this course. I will return to our department and will persuade our lieutenant that more detectives need to attend this course.
This was the best practical scenario I have experienced. It was very well planned and prepared to exhibit a real scene and investigation.
I came into this course from an assignment in narcotics investigation and no experience in investigating sex crimes against children. Throughout the course, I gained confidence in what I’ll be facing and a far greater understanding of these types of investigations.