Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive


Documenting Domestic Violence: Considerations When Recommending Tech Tools for Victims

Documenting Domestic Violence: Considerations When Recommending Tech Tools for Victims

Technology has increasingly become a necessity for professionals, agencies, and organizations since the pandemic. The speed for which available tools come to market can cause confusion as to which ones should be recommended for victims and survivors to use. We will discuss vast considerations that should be vetted before a product or tool should be recommended. This course will explore the history and governance that oversee victim data, describe the technology types used, look at liabilities faced by the recommending entity, discuss the consequences of user experience, legal proceedings and how the information interacts with the case, and community access and inclusion.

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A Survivor Speaks: Recognizing and Responding to Stalking

A Survivor Speaks: Recognizing and Responding to Stalking

This incredibly unique and nuanced case study and data allows service providers and first responders to hear first-hand how victims navigate the world, the legal system, and build a new life from the devastation that stalking causes, as well as tools to plan for victim safety and hold offenders accountable.

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Suspect Forensic Examination – Part 2: Improving Criminal Sexual Assault Investigations with Suspect Forensic Examinations

Suspect Forensic Examination – Part 2: Improving Criminal Sexual Assault Investigations with Suspect Forensic Examinations

The purpose of this webinar is to provide step by step instructions for providing a suspect examination with evidence collected by a forensic nurse. The timing of the suspect examination and maintaining the chain of custody will be discussed. Examples of Evidence collection, using a Suspect Evidence Collection Kit, will illustrate how to collect fingernail cuttings and swabs from the hands/fingers and mouth when appropriate.

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Suspect Forensic Examination – Part 1: Forensic Examinations and Evidence Collection

Suspect Forensic Examination – Part 1: Forensic Examinations and Evidence Collection

The purpose of this webinar is to make the case for the importance of suspect examinations, for the collection of evidence from both the suspect’s body and clothing, to explore some of the reasons and barriers as to why they often are not done, and to provide concrete recommendations for overcoming these barriers and using suspect examinations effectively in your jurisdiction.

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Using Telehealth to Increase the Quality of Forensic-Medical  Evidence Collection and Deliver Trauma-Informed Care

Using Telehealth to Increase the Quality of Forensic-Medical Evidence Collection and Deliver Trauma-Informed Care

Join us for a fascinating presentation and discussion with two nursing experts who are using telehealth technology to expand the reach of forensic nursing to hospitals and clinics in rural, tribal, and other underserved areas.

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After the Interview – Now the Work Begins: Corroborating Evidence and Case Review

After the Interview – Now the Work Begins: Corroborating Evidence and Case Review

In the age of television shows like CSI, juries want more than just testimony: they want physical evidence. Corroborating victim testimony is crucial in order to prepare the best possible case. This training will provide case material on corroborating evidence. We will look at crime scene photos that will show in detail what the victim disclosed and then how the evidence was gathered.

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Digital Evidence: Successfully Identifying and Acquiring Electronic Evidence to Combat the CSI Effect

Digital Evidence: Successfully Identifying and Acquiring Electronic Evidence to Combat the CSI Effect

Given the common delays in reporting crimes of sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence, traditional forms of corroboration such as medical and physical evidence may be limited or non-existent in some cases. Law enforcement must be open to other types of evidence that can be used to support their investigations. For example, electronic evidence is an avenue that law enforcement can often successfully utilize in both stranger and non-stranger investigations.

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Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits: Changing What We Know About Rape

Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits: Changing What We Know About Rape

In the Fall of 2014, The Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education was approached by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO) for the purposes of understanding more about these unsubmitted SAKs. Funded by the CCPO, the researcher team was given access to the SAK case files, and they coded a random sample of 243 sexual assaults case files with completed investigations that either resulted in prosecution or were not pursued due to insufficient evidence.

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Use of Alternate Light Source/Negative Invert Filters to Improve Visibility of Injuries Under the Skin

Use of Alternate Light Source/Negative Invert Filters to Improve Visibility of Injuries Under the Skin

Strangulation is a common form of intentionally inflicted injury on victims of interpersonal violence. Unfortunately, this type of injury has often been overlooked by both medical providers and law enforcement professionals. This is due to the fact that most injuries incurred from strangulation are not visible to the naked eye. While external signs and symptoms of strangulation and other injuries may be difficult to detect with the naked eye, new technologies are available to assist in visualizing these underlying physical injuries. These new technologies include alternate light sources (ALS), digital software filters, and the use of digital photodocumentation to capture images visible with the assistance of ALS.

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