Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive


Cultural and Systemic Effects on Sexual Assault Reporting and Investigations: Exploring High Profile Cases

Cultural and Systemic Effects on Sexual Assault Reporting and Investigations: Exploring High Profile Cases

Identify organizational or institutional norms, and explore how these norms may define and confine members, including those who are sexually assaulted.

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The Mask of Bondage: Post-Pandemic Challenges Prosecuting Human Trafficking: Tips and Trends

The Mask of Bondage: Post-Pandemic Challenges Prosecuting Human Trafficking: Tips and Trends

This program will cover post-pandemic trends and developments regarding detection, documentation, and relational dynamics involved in human trafficking cases. The presenter will cover the unique and sensitive issues involved in working with human trafficking survivors who face a host of challenges during the pandemic, and often do not identify as victims. This program will include a discussion of modern-day victim-law enforcement interactions, pandemic trauma-bonding, and other challenges faced by prosecutors currently handling such cases.

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Domestic Violence: The Common Denominator Behind Many Types of Crime

Domestic Violence: The Common Denominator Behind Many Types of Crime

This program will explore the ways in which domestic violence is a precursor to many other types of crime. From vandalism to violent mass shootings, drugs to negligent discharge, domestic abuse is involved in many types of criminal behavior. This program will identify some of the common situations and relationships that should prompt further investigation in order to gain a more complete picture of the interpersonal threat posed by a perpetrator.

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Opioid Addiction and Interpersonal Violence

Opioid Addiction and Interpersonal Violence

We are facing unprecedented challenges as our nation confronts a pandemic, a racial reckoning, and economic and political turmoil simultaneously. Rates of anxiety and depression have tripled; meanwhile, communication skills are dwindling. The way we support each other through this challenging time will have lasting effects. When we respond well to those in trauma, we build strong bonds of trust and enhance communication.

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New Frontiers in Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault by Intoxication – Part 2

New Frontiers in Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault by Intoxication – Part 2

This presentation addresses the issues that investigators, prosecutors, victim advocates, and medical personal often encounter in alcohol facilitated sexual assaults. Investigators and prosecutors face many hurdles, including the consent defense, perceptions about “he said/she said” cases, and victims suffering from memory loss, as well as challenges related to victim shame, embarrassment, and lack of trust in law enforcement.

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An Electronic Life – How to Destroy a Life through Sextortion

An Electronic Life – How to Destroy a Life through Sextortion

This workshop will address the case of State of Connecticut v. Christopher Lamb, and how a single person can devastate numerous lives through a few keystrokes. In this case, the defendant hacked into and took over the cloud storage and social media accounts of over 20 teenage victims, through exploiting his friendship with the victims and simple social engineering.

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Ethics, Equity and the Principles of Justice (You Said What Now?)

Ethics, Equity and the Principles of Justice (You Said What Now?)

The ways in which forensic nurses and other medical providers working with victims of violent crime conduct themselves, both with patients and in the courtroom, can have lasting effects on individual and community practice. Using examples from the media, trial transcripts and case law, this session will look at ethical challenges that arise in forensic nursing practice and how those challenges impact both patient care and testimony at trial. Participants should expect a lively, interactive discussion with an emphasis placed on practical, rather than theoretical, application.

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A Tale of Two Cases: The Importance of Believing and Supporting Sexual Assault Victims

A Tale of Two Cases: The Importance of Believing and Supporting Sexual Assault Victims

Through a case comparison of the Nassar and Kelly cases and prosecutions, Ms. Povilaitis will reveal the similarities and differences between the two cases, including the societal, media, judicial and victim responses of each. Povilaitis will reveal how even when best practices are incorporated and professionals adequately trained, there is never a guaranteed result for victims.

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Utilizing Technical Evidence in Stalking Investigations and Prosecutions

Utilizing Technical Evidence in Stalking Investigations and Prosecutions

This presentation covers the applicable rules of evidence and relevant case law associated with proving a technology-facilitated stalking case and will provide strategies on when and how to introduce technical evidence and overcome common objections at trial.

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Getting to “Guilty”: Guiding the Jury’s Response to the Evidence

Getting to “Guilty”: Guiding the Jury’s Response to the Evidence

This presentation will suggest ways to focus the jury’s attention on the evidence in a manner that accurately conveys the reality of sexual assault and assists jurors in rendering a fair and just verdict – beginning with jury selection and continuing through opening statement, presentation of evidence, and summation.

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