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Why Should We Care About the Science? Understanding the Impact of Sexual Assault on Victim Responses, Behaviors, and Memories
February 9, 2022 10:00 am
By applying a scientific understanding of trauma and trauma-informed interviewing principles, investigators can help victims to recall and share details about their sexual assault. These details will then guide the resulting investigation, including interviews with respondents and witnesses, other types of evidence, and corroborative information. Decision makers can piece these details together to compile a more comprehensive and evidence-based account of the sexual assault, and enhance case determinations.
February 24, 2022 12:00 pm
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.
You Might “Know It When You See It,” But Do You Know How to Use It to Prevent Crime? How Pornography Impacts Behavior: Recognition and Intervention
May 9, 2022 12:00 pm
This program will explore the relevance, predictive value, and admissibility of this type of evidence in preventing crime through early intervention. It will discuss how detecting evidence of pornography use can inform victim witness advocates, service providers, as well as law enforcement professionals about its potential impact on other behavior. Because prediction is prevention, this program will discuss how detecting the use of pornography can impact case investigation, victim care, and even restorative justice.
How Media Portrayal of Interpersonal Violence Impacts Case Investigation, Prosecution, and Survivor Care
June 8, 2022 12:00 pm
This session will explore how media portrayals of domestic and sexual violence impact case investigation and prosecution, trauma-informed victim care, and decision making by judges and juries.