The investigation and prosecution of child pornography has exponentially increased nationwide in recent years, while tactics utilized by online sexual offenders continue to evolve and adapt with emerging technology. This webinar will focus on several key aspects of obtaining convictions, including practical investigative considerations, establishing perpetrator identity, utilizing prior bad acts evidence, countering common defense strategies, and communicating the severity of these egregious offenses to judges and juries.
Learn psychological insights and practical strategies to exploit Internet sex offender dynamics. Discover how to apply the behavioral profiles of solicitation and child pornography offenders in a variety of settings, including while conducting proactive operations or pretext phone calls, crafting undercover personas, identifying device usage, and interviewing perpetrators. This webinar will also address how to attack sex offender risk assessments, with perspectives from prosecution and forensic psychology.
Modern criminal cases almost always have a technology connection, and putting the pieces together can be overwhelming for prosecutors who may not have the background or experience the investigators have. This webinar will provide an overview of the various types of digital evidence in criminal investigations and concepts for explaining them to a judge and jury.
This training will review the effects that various Zip programs have on date time stamps, help participants understand the cause of that effect, and dive deep into the internal structure of a Zip archive. Attendees will learn how to manually carve zip file elements and edit the structure as necessary to combine the carvings into a single viable zip file.
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are overrepresented in every part of the criminal justice system, including as victims and suspects or defendants. Prosecutors, who may encounter individuals with I/DD in a variety of ways, do not always have a full understanding of these types of disabilities or their potential impact on resolving cases. This webinar will provide an overview of I/DD, prosecutors’ legal obligations when interacting with the disability community, and concrete strategies to effectively serve this population using real-life case scenarios.
"Veterans Treatment Courts:
Exploring Operations and Issues to Inform the Future"
A webinar by the Justice Programs Office at American University
June 25, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
In “An Approach to High Lethality Domestic Violence Offenders: The Accountability Court Model,” supervising officers, judges, and attorneys will be exposed to the important elements of risk assessment, monitoring, communication, and community stakeholders in the function of supervising high-lethality offenders in a high-lethality accountability court or on a specialized domestic violence high-risk caseload.
Course objectives include:
The “National Institute on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence” (NIPDV) is a three-and-a-half-day interactive training that explores the complex issues that arise in intimate partner violence cases. The Institute challenges prosecutors to exercise sound judgment and creativity in their efforts to hold offenders accountable while minimizing the burdens that the criminal justice process places on victims. The curriculum focuses on the importance of evidence-based prosecution and includes the following topics:
The criminal investigations process is one that begins with call takers and ends when cases are prosecuted. During this webinar, presenter Peter Bellmio will discuss:
- Effective quality control for preliminary investigations and use of preliminary investigation information for case screening;
- Elements of agencywide case management and workload measurement process;
- The development of goals and performance measures for specialized investigative units; and
- Development of plans for gang, drug and vice-related units.
This course introduces the problem of intellectual property (IP) theft and provides tools, techniques, and resources for investigating and prosecuting these crimes. A combination of lecture, discussion, and interactive exercises illustrates the potential dangers and economic repercussions of counterfeit products, as well as best practices and techniques for investigating IP theft. Students are provided with a state-specific workbook that includes relevant statutes, sample organizational documents for IP investigations, and additional resources for investigators and prosecutors.