Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys for the webinar “Meeting with Victim Families.” This webinar will focus on how to be the best advocate possible for victims of capital crimes and their families, with emphasis on building effective, empathetic relationships with these families and guiding them through the judicial process. This presentation will include resources for prosecutors dealing with such capital litigation cases.
Crime and violence are highly socially connected. As criminal justice practitioners continue to learn about the small percent of the population responsible for the majority of violence, they have to use data analysis tools to focus resources (prevention, intervention, and enforcement) on the small world of people at high risk for being involved in violence, either as offenders or victims. This webinar will examine how social network analysis (SNA) can be applied to criminal justice data to better understand the small world of violence.
The ability to gain victim/witness cooperation for a successful prosecution, despite intimidation, is a significant challenge faced by prosecutors across the country. Webinar speaker John Delaney, former First Assistant District Attorney of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania District Attorney's Office, is no stranger to this reality. Mr. Delaney has more than 35 years of experience as a prosecutor, and will share effective tools and techniques to help overcome victim/witness intimidation challenges.
Join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys for the webinar “Strategies for Prosecuting Drug-Induced Homicide Cases” on November 15. Opioid overdose deaths are increasing across the country. Some jurisdictions are charging dealers under drug-induced homicide statutes. Learn about the challenges, successes, and strategies - from investigations to sentencing - from veteran investigators and prosecutors in both strict liability and proximate cause jurisdictions.