Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive

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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We Want to Improve Our Victim Interviews. Can EVAWI Help with That?

We Want to Improve Our Victim Interviews. Can EVAWI Help with That?

Join us for the third webinar in this series highlighting EVAWI resources to support your work. In this brief half-hour session, we will showcase resources specifically designed to help your community improve victim interviews conducted by law enforcement.

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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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Question about False Reporting? EVAWI Probably Has a Resource for That!

Question about False Reporting? EVAWI Probably Has a Resource for That!

EVAWI offers numerous resources to help you respond to misconceptions about false reporting. Join us for a quick tour through these resources. With just a half-hour of your time, we hope you will feel better prepared to address this persistent challenge.

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EVAWI Probably Has an Answer to My Question, But How Do I Find It?

EVAWI Probably Has an Answer to My Question, But How Do I Find It?

EVAWI offers hundreds of training resources on a staggering array of topics, but finding the right one can be a challenge. Join us for a quick half-hour tour through the EVAWI catalogue, including web content (on best practices, resources, and FAQ’s), the comprehensive resource library, OnLine Training Institute, and webinar archive.

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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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