Crime Scene To Trial

Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify various types of both direct and indirect (corroborating) evidence either demonstrating or implicating potential criminal activity related to child/adult


2. Understand typologies of child maltreatment in their various forms.

3. Recognize multidisciplinary potential for substantive or corroborating evidence beyond traditional investigative outlets (e.g. medical, forensic interview, crime

scene photography).

4. Develop awareness of the physical and psychological impact violence has on children across the lifespan.

5. Identify key legal updates relevant to investigation and prosecution of child maltreatment.

6. Compare/contrast key methods of communication dependent upon correspondent (e.g. talking to a child, non-offending caregiver; interrogation of


7. Determine best practices in multidisciplinary child maltreatment investigation and crime scene processing.

8. Demonstrate proper evidence collection with awareness of contamination and chain of custody demands.

Session Formats

3-day course. May be offered virtually or onsite

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