Prosecutors

Webinar: “Secondary Trauma & Traumatic Stress: Behavioral Signs and Symptoms and How to Mitigate”

This webinar series will address secondary trauma and traumatic stress in order to help law enforcement, prosecutors, and other investigative personnel identify, reduce, and address the traumatic impact of their work in combating child sexual exploitation. 

The webinar series will detail how and why stress and trauma manifest, what signs and symptoms we should be looking out for as well as how to mitigate the effects by using everyday tools, techniques, and coping strategies. This webinar will focus on behavioral factors that can compound the response to trauma.

Webinar: “An Agency’s Cybersecurity and the Integrity of Digital Evidence”

This webinar will examine law enforcement agency cybersecurity challenges resulting from the cyber threats faced by municipalities, counties, and state governments. The webinar will explore how a cyber incident for a law enforcement agency can impact (even lose) a criminal case for the prosecution or negatively impact the agency’s credibility in general. When providing agency cybersecurity, not all postures and solutions are the same.

Presented by:

Carter Schoenberg, Executive Vice President of Cybersecurity Solutions at IPKeys Power Partners

FC205 Financial Analysis Methodology (July 8, 2020, Virtual)

This course provides an overview of financial analysis methodologies used to spreadsheet bank records and analyze financial and business records. Students will learn how to obtain financial records and how to organize, enter, and analyze financial data. Topics included are constructing a functional bank record spreadsheet, analyzing a variety of financial records, FinCEN, financial profiling, and types of business records and the illegal activities associated with them.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Construct a functional bank records spreadsheet according to accepted best practices.
  • List and describe the steps of bank records analysis.
  • Describe the use of currency transaction reports and suspicious activity reports.
  • Explain the uses of financial profiling.
  • Explain sources and applications of fund analysis.

FC210 Money Laundering and Commingling (July 21, 2020, Virtual)

This course provides basic to intermediate knowledge of the money laundering process and the commingling of funds, as well as an understanding of the ingenuity criminals use to move and hide funds while concealing their identity. The course instruction will use examples of real-life cases to provide an interactive session for students. Students will learn to:

  • Define placement, layering, and integration.
  • Explain why structuring is a common element of many money laundering schemes.
  • List at least four common typologies of money laundering.
  • Define commingling and how it relates to money laundering.
  • List four methods for disentangling commingled funds.

FC210 Money Laundering and Commingling (July 7, 2020, Virtual)

This course provides basic to intermediate knowledge of the money laundering process and the commingling of funds, as well as an understanding of the ingenuity criminals use to move and hide funds while concealing their identity. The course instruction will use examples of real-life cases to provide an interactive session for students. Students will learn to:

  • Define placement, layering, and integration.
  • Explain why structuring is a common element of many money laundering schemes.
  • List at least four common typologies of money laundering.
  • Define commingling and how it relates to money laundering.
  • List four methods for disentangling commingled funds.

FC102 Financial Investigations Triage (July 9, 2020, Virtual)

This course provides an overview of the actions investigators can take at the outset of a financial crime investigation. Students learn to ask critical questions, gather documentation, and analyze information for leads. Topics include obtaining and working with financial records, red flags in financial cases, money laundering, investigative strategies for different types of financial crimes, and commingled funds.

FC122 Intellectual Property Theft Training (July 24, 2020, Virtual)

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.

Webinar: “Pandemic Lessons, Police Accountability and the Shifting Role of the Prosecutor”

In the past two months, prosecutors' offices and court systems across the nation have seen their daily work to maintain constitutional justice uprooted, altered, and halted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, in response to George Floyd’s death, the criminal justice system also began facing calls for expanded police accountability. The role of the prosecutor is changing rapidly and the steps that prosecutors take in the upcoming months could impact the justice system for years to come.

Webinar: Mitigating and Prioritizing Investigative Case Load Post Corona

COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders have impacted criminal investigations, creating a significant backlog and an overwhelming task for investigators. As businesses and life reopen in a post-coronavirus world, these investigations will need to continue. The sheer volume of backlog will make it difficult for investigators to effectively manage the amount of investigations. This webinar will go over strategies for efficiently managing, triaging, and prioritizing investigations. We will discuss various methods and techniques to use in dealing with a significant case load and delve into some virtual investigative techniques that can be used in the future.

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