Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive


Reducing Gender Bias in Sexual Assault Response and Investigation – Part 1

Reducing Gender Bias in Sexual Assault Response and Investigation – Part 1

In this 2-part webinar series, we will explore the phenomenon of gender bias, both explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious), and the resulting stereotypes and attitudes that can influence the professional response to, and investigation of, sexual assault. Many of the same principles apply to cases of intimate partner violence and other gender-based violence.

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Reducing Gender Bias in Sexual Assault Response and Investigation – Part 2

Reducing Gender Bias in Sexual Assault Response and Investigation – Part 2

In Part 2, we resume this discussion with an exploration of how gender bias affects victim blaming after the sexual assault. We will also evaluate how gender bias plays a critical role in the designation of false reports in cases of sexual assault, and consider the intersection of gender bias and victim recantations. The presentation concludes with recommendations for reducing the effect of gender bias in these cases.

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Raped, Then Jailed: The Risks of Prosecution for Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault

Raped, Then Jailed: The Risks of Prosecution for Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault

Sexual assault victims have often faced sources of bias, based on unjustified suspicions that their report is a false allegation. This webinar focuses on the scenario where victims summon the courage to report a sexual assault, only to be disbelieved, mistreated, and later charged (often erroneously) with false reporting or associated crimes such as obstruction of justice, interfering with law enforcement, or providing false statements.

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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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How Do I Know You’re Not Lying? Gender Bias and Sexual Assault Response

How Do I Know You’re Not Lying? Gender Bias and Sexual Assault Response

In this webinar, the presenters will explore the phenomenon of gender bias, both explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious), and the resulting stereotypes and attitudes that can influence the professional response to, and investigation of, sexual assault.

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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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Thinking Outside the “Kit” – Transportation Options for Improving Access  to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams

Thinking Outside the “Kit” – Transportation Options for Improving Access to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams

Affordable, safe, discrete, and reliable transportation is key to ensuring that victims of sexual assault have access to medical-forensic exams. The presenters will engage in a discussion with guests representing organizations around the country that are providing a range of transportation options for sexual assault survivors.

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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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