Law Enforcement

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for their webinar “Mitigating Mental Health Defenses” on November 18, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. First Assistant Ed McCann of the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office will explore various mental health defenses in capital cases and how prosecutors can effectively counter them.

Capital Litigation Improvement Project Series: Mitigating Mental Health Defenses

In “Mitigating Mental Health Defenses,” First Assistant Ed McCann of the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office will explore various mental health defenses in capital cases and how prosecutors can effectively counter them. A career prosecutor who has been on the front lines of many high-profile cases, McCann will provide webinar viewers with anecdotal insights and practical tools to take straight into trial. This presentation is intended for prosecutors, prosecution teams, victim advocates, and law enforcement personnel.

Conducting Child Abuse Investigations (Saint Louis, Missouri)

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

Conducting Child Abuse Investigation (San Diego, California)

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

Conducting Child Abuse Investigations (Newport, Rhode Island)

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has recently updated its toolkit resources to include the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Portal. The SAFER Portal is a collection of best practices and protocols that provide guidance on using a multidisciplinary approach that ensures effective communication and offers policy considerations.

CI 100 - Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence (Oct. 2019, Arkansas)

This course introduces the information and techniques law enforcement personnel need to safely and methodically collect and preserve electronic evidence at a crime scene. Topics include recognizing potential sources of electronic evidence; planning and executing a digital evidence-based seizure; and the preservation, packaging, documentation, and transfer of digital evidence.

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