Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive


Sex Crimes Cold Case: Learning from the Ghosts of Investigations Past

Sex Crimes Cold Case: Learning from the Ghosts of Investigations Past

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) was one of the early grantees of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI), a program designed to address the nationwide plague of unsubmitted, untested sexual assault kits. JSO used SAKI funds to submit kits for analysis and also to assign advocates, investigators, and prosecutors to pursue investigative leads for previously overlooked cases. One of the outcomes of this initiative was a better understanding of sex crimes investigations – the challenges, shortcomings, and successes. Sergeant DeVevo will discuss the lessons learned, as well as the mistakes, and explore promising practices in cold case investigations.

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Using Virtual Meeting Software for  Interviews with Victims

Using Virtual Meeting Software for Interviews with Victims

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, law enforcement officers are using innovative tactics to connect with victims for investigations and to ensure they receive the support they need. One tool some agencies are using is virtual meeting software; they’re interviewing victims and including victim advocates in that process just like they would with a traditional interview. In this panel presentation and discussion, investigators and a forensic nurse utilizing virtual software to interview victims, witnesses, and suspects will discuss the advantages and challenges. They will provide tips and talk about pitfalls to avoid.

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Empathy Based Suspect Interviewing – Part 2

Empathy Based Suspect Interviewing – Part 2

This webinar will dive into the history of suspect interview techniques in the United States and the motivation behind the development of confrontational interviews. The presenters will discuss how empathy can enhance a sexual violence suspect’s willingness to talk in an interview, resulting in enhanced potential for confession and increased opportunity for corroboration and leads.

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Empathy Based Suspect Interviewing – Part 1

Empathy Based Suspect Interviewing – Part 1

This webinar will dive into the history of suspect interview techniques in the United States and the motivation behind the development of confrontational interviews. The presenters will discuss how empathy can enhance a sexual violence suspect’s willingness to talk in an interview, resulting in enhanced potential for confession and increased opportunity for corroboration and leads.

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Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview: A Trauma Informed Experience

Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview: A Trauma Informed Experience

When people experience trauma, they go through a process that many professionals – as well as the individuals themselves – do not understand. For example, most of us were trained to believe that when an individual experiences a traumatic event, the brain records the majority of the details investigators need, or want to know, about the event: Who, What, Where, Why, When and How?

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Neurobiology of Sexual Assault – Part 2: Experience and Memory

Neurobiology of Sexual Assault – Part 2: Experience and Memory

Traumatic experiences have immediate, powerful and potentially long-lasting effects on the human brain. This presentation explains how fear and trauma can alter brain functioning during sexual assault, and alter the encoding and storage of memories in ways that are, unfortunately, still commonly misunderstood by many who work with victims of sexual assault.

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Neurobiology of Sexual Assault – Part 1: Experience and Behavior

Neurobiology of Sexual Assault – Part 1: Experience and Behavior

Traumatic experiences have immediate, automatic and powerful effects on the human brain. This presentation explains how fear and trauma can alter brain functioning during sexual assault, resulting in experiences and behaviors that are, unfortunately, still commonly misunderstood by many who work with victims of sexual assault.

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Effective Victim Interviewing

Effective Victim Interviewing

At EVAWI, we know the single most important factor in determining the success of the victim interview is the attitude of respect and professionalism conveyed by the law enforcement professional. Therefore, it is critical for law enforcement to establish rapport and respectful communication in order to conduct an effective interview. This webinar will provide guidance on how to conduct a competent and compassionate interview, while being mindful of the varying ways the victim may present.

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