WORKSHOPS AND CASE STUDIES
24-Hour Domestic Violence Contact Initiative
Patricia Baca, Jaime Esparza
This workshop will present information on the El Paso County District Attorney’s office reorganized prosecutorial response and procedures for family violence cases that better address the immediate needs of victims and their dependents. The establishment of the innovative 24-Hour Contact Initiative has changed the culture on how domestic violence cases are handled in the jurisdiction. This presentation will detail the workings of the team that has been formed to respond daily to domestic violence cases in which the offender has been arrested. Within 24 hours of an arrest, the team identifies the offender through the jail roster, makes in-person contact with the victim, orders the 911 recording and criminal history of the offender, receives crime scene photographs, and reviews the case with the District Attorney to make a recommendation that will hold the offender accountable and address the needs of the victim and her children. The goal of this Initiative is to ensure that the victim is safe, educate them on the services available to them and hold the offender accountable.
Addressing Sexual Health with Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
This workshop will explore the importance of a variety of sexual health theories that should be incorporated into therapeutic work done with adult victims of childhood sexual abuse. This interactive workshop will help therapists broaden their knowledge base and develop new approaches for their therapeutic repertoire. Examples of techniques will also be provided.
Aggressively Prosecuting Domestic Violence Cases in a World of Shrinking Resources
More agencies than ever before are dealing with tighter budgets. This workshop will provide concrete ideas in dealing with shrinking resources in order to continue to aggressively prosecute domestic violence cases. The presenter will discuss case prioritization, the use of expert testimony without actually using the expert and reliance upon empirical data to guide prosecutorial decisions.
Advocacy for Substance-Using Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
This workshop will explore the complex issues facing women who experience multiple forms of trauma (e.g. domestic violence, sexual assault substance abuse, etc.) from a feminist perspective. An overview including empowering strategies to provide advocacy, safety planning and support will be discussed.
Building the Stalking Case
Rebecca Dreke, Deirdri Fishel
This presentation focuses on the response of law enforcement to the crime of stalking from first response through investigation. We will examine ways to show stalking behaviors in the proper context with an emphasis upon gathering corroborating evidence for prosecutable cases.
Case Study: The Ashley Beasley Homicide Investigation
College student Ashley Beasley was travelling alone in predawn hours through Falls County, Texas when her vehicle was fired upon then rammed off the roadway. She was later found nude lying on the ground outside her vehicle with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. This presentation will detail the investigation through which the circumstances and post offense behavior of John Wilburn, a quiet and reserved part-time criminal justice major, became a person of interest in this sexual homicide. A somewhat bizarre “hour glass” interview of Wilburn yielded drawings and a confession and confirmed this was a random roadway ambush of a female traveling alone. Crime scene photographs will set the stage for discussions and tactics in Wilburn’s recorded interview will be examined. And finally, a surprising twist about Wilburn’s physical characteristics will be revealed.
Case Study: The Butcher
Jack Thorp, Jason Woodruff
This case study will offer an overview of the investigation and prosecution of Dominic Butcher, a tattoo artist and suspected serial rapist in Owasso, OK. After receiving complaints from several teenagers that they were drugged and possibly assaulted at Butcher’s tattoo parlor, detectives began an investigation, which resulted in the recovery of video footage depicting Butcher as he was sexually assaulting an unconscious victim. In this precedent setting case, prosecutors were able to use the video footage to obtain a rape conviction against Butcher, despite the fact that the female victim was never identified.
Case Study: The Chandra Levy Murder Investigation
Tony Brigidini, Todd Williams
Chandra Levy, an intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C., disappeared in May 2001 and her skeletal remains were found a year later. The case, which was widely reported in the national media, included may twists and turns, including reports of Chandra’s extramarital affair with then-U.S. Congressman Gary Condit, from California. The congressman was never named a suspect by police and was eventually cleared of any involvement in the case. The case remained open for the next eight for eight years until police arrested Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador who had already been convicted of assaulting two other women around the time of Levy's disappearance. This case study will discuss what happened in the nearly decade long cold case investigation that finally resulted in convicting Chandra’s killer.
Case Study: The Coleman Family Murders
On May 5th, 2009 Sheri Coleman and her two children, Garrett 11 years old, and Gavin 9 years old were found by police, each strangled and murdered in their own bed. Spray-painted messages in red paint were left by the killer throughout the house. The husband/father, Christopher Coleman soon became the focus of the investigation. His employment as the Chief Bodyguard for worldwide televangelist Joyce Meyers, was the focus of previous threats toward Coleman and his family for months prior to the murders. This case study will answer the question that was on everyone’s mind. Was this horrible crime the work of stranger stalking this family, or was it a way for Chris Coleman to wipe out his family and still keep his job and mistress?
Case Study: Colonel Russell Williams - Tracking a Serial Killer (Part 1 & 2)
Chris Nicholas, Jim Smyth
This workshop will detail the complex investigation involving two homicides, two sexual assaults and over 80 burglaries that led to the identification and successful prosecution of Colonel Russell Williams, a decorated Canadian Air Force pilot who was also a serial killer. Included among the issues that will be discuss in this presentation: how investigators can identify cases that could be linked to a serial predator; dealing with the media and the public's right to know; tactical decision making in serial predator investigations; managing and controlling access to multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional, multi-offense case files involving complex investigations; how to manage sensitive and graphic evidence and the successful interrogation of the killer.
See this link. Russell Williams Case
**This workshop is restricted to law enforcement officers and prosecutors as the investigation of Russell Williams involvement in other crimes is still ongoing.**
Case Study: A Domestic Violence Murder and a Police Chief’s Suicide
On April 26, 2003, while her two children watched, Crystal Brame was shot by her husband David Brame, Chief of Police for the city of Tacoma, Washington. After shooting his wife, Brame committed suicide. Crystal died a week later. In this session participants will get an inside and in-depth look at the life and career of David Brame, from his hiring to his death, and his history of power, control and abuse.
Case Study: He Will Kill Me:” State of Ohio vs. Calvin “C-Murder” McKelton
In May 2008, Calvin "C-Murder" McKelton broke the ankle of his live-in girlfriend and attorney, Margaret "Missy" Allen, during a domestic dispute. Less than three months later, McKelton strangled Allen to death inside the couple's home during another violent argument. McKelton tried to cover up his crime by staging the scene to look like a burglary; by attempting to burn the house down, and by dumping Allen's body in a wooded area of Cincinnati. After seven months, investigators finally identified a witness to this crime: Germaine "Mic" Evans, one of McKelton's closest friends. Ten days later, Evans was executed by a single gunshot to the back of the head on a dark, isolated stairway of an inner-city park in Cincinnati. His body lay there, frozen in the winter temperatures, for two days. Twenty months after Evans' body was found, McKelton was convicted of the abuse and murder of Margaret Allen as well the execution of Germaine Evans. Proving this complex case required more than 200 pieces of evidence, nearly 40 witnesses, and extensive use of the forfeiture by wrongdoing doctrine of Giles v. California. McKelton was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for his crimes against Margaret Allen; he was sentenced to death for the execution of the witness Germaine Evans.
Case Study: Justice for Kathy Stobaugh (Part 1 & 2)
Cary Piel, Susan Piel
This lecture will present a circumstantial murder case. In December 2004, Kathy Stobaugh visited her estranged husband and was never seen nor heard from again. This is a detailed account of how her killer was brought to justice, though her body was never located.
Case Study: Philippe Padieu: I Love You to Death
Curtis Howard, Lisa Milasky King
This workshop will examine the investigation and prosecution of Phillipe Padieu, a man who infected 10 women that he had dated with HIV. The presenters, who prosecuted the case, will discuss the investigation, the complex medical evidence involved, as well as their trial strategy and evidence presentation. They will detail the prosecution that resulted in Padieu being convicted of multiple counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly and being sentenced to 45 years in prison, insuring that he will never infect another woman again in his life.
Case Study: State of Texas v. Gary Renard Green; A Death Penalty Case Study (Part 1 & 2)
Jennifer Bennett, Josh Healey, Robert Quirk
In September 2009, Gary Green murdered his wife and six year old stepdaughter in horrific fashion. After their murders he picked up his 9 and 12 year old stepsons from church and turned his rage against them. After stabbing the 9 year old once the two young boys talked Green into sparing their lives. This case study will show the importance of a properly processed crime scene, the importance of forensic interviews of young children, the impact of a confession, and a look into a murderer’s past revealing disturbing trends since his youth. This presentation will conclude with an examination of the trial strategy that resulted in a death penalty for this murderer.
Combating Prostitution through Demand Reduction
Traditional vice/prostitution enforcement techniques fail to consider the economic factors that drive prostitution and keep women hostage to the “lifestyle”. Demand Reduction provides an alternative, holistic approach that addresses the supply, production and demand aspects of the world’s oldest oppression. In this workshop attendees will gain perspectives into the causal factors and learn investigative techniques that will enable them to address this problem more effectively at the local level.
Counseling Considerations and Legal Advocacy for Victims of Sex Trafficking
Krista Hoffman, Erika Evans-Weaver
Survivors of human trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation have unique counseling and advocacy needs that may appear counter-intuitive to professionals in the medical, legal, and victim service systems. It is very important that advocates and counselors understand the uniqueness of these crimes, the unique needs and reactions of survivors, and have the skills to provide effective counseling and legal advocacy to empower survivors of these horrible crimes. This presentation will discuss the dynamics of human trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation, survivors’ responses to crimes, counseling techniques and legal advocacy strategies to help survivors have a voice in the criminal justice system.
Improve your interview skills. Learn how to tell when someone is editing something out of a verbal or written statement. This session will cover the basics of Discourse Analysis, a lexical and syntactical approach to analyzing statements. Using clear examples, Dr. Tanner will explain how a respondent’s shifts in words and grammar can point interviewers to “hot spots” in a statement that need to be probed. You will never listen to a conversation or interview the same way again if you attend this session.
Domestic Violence Fatality Review: The State of the Art
Domestic violence fatality review teams identify deaths caused by, related to, or somehow traceable to domestic violence and try to devise preventive interventions. In this workshop Dr. Websdale will address: the philosophy of fatality review; the kinds of cases teams review; team membership; the rapid spread of teams; review processes; confidentiality; and, the benefits of fatality review.
Domestic Violence Homicides and Risk
The concepts of risk and risk assessment infuse modern discussions of how to manage domestic violence cases. In this workshop Dr. Websdale introduces the notion of risk, discusses the forms of risk assessment, addresses those at risk, explores specific risk markers in domestic violence cases, and offers insights into how to gather information in domestic violence cases.
Ethical Considerations for Prosecutors in Domestic Violence Cases
Chris Mallios, John Wilkinson
This presentation will address the unique ethical considerations that face prosecutors in domestic violence cases, including charging decisions, compelling victim testimony, recantations, Crawford, discovery, immunity, and confidentiality.
Ethical Considerations for Prosecutors in Sexual Assault Cases
Chris Mallios, John Wilkinson
This presentation will address the unique ethical considerations that face prosecutors in sexual assault cases, including charging decisions, discovery, rape shield evidence, immunity, media relations, use of polygraphs, and confidentiality.
Expert Witness: Educate for Wisdom and Justice
Experts who serve as witnesses educate judges, juries and support victims of domestic violence by explaining the responses of victims to abuse in all its forms and help the court to consider all the evidence to evaluate fairly the context of complex cases. This is an exciting and interesting form of advocacy. In this workshop participants will learn more about the role of an expert, the kinds of cases where such support is welcome, preparing to serve as an expert, and tips for testifying.
Eyewitness Identification: The National Discussion
With Dallas County, Texas leading the nation in DNA exonerations, the Dallas Police Department (DPD) has become a pioneer in its establishment of new eyewitness identification policies and procedures that address the problem of misidentification of suspects. In this workshop the presenter will review the events that led the DPD to change its practices, the research that was used in developing their policies and procedures for line-ups, and finally, the challenges and obstacles that were encountered as they dramatically changed the way the department conducts one-person show-up identifications and administers photographic lineups. The most current information on the subject of eyewitness identification from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will also be presented. Investigators and prosecutors will greatly benefit from this workshop.
Failure to Serve and Protect: Leadership Responds to Sexual Offenses and Misconduct by Law Enforcement
Bernadette De Pino, Aviva Kurash, Timothy Maher
Sexual offenses and misconduct implicating law enforcement officers represent a grave abuse of authority as well as a violation of civil rights. Recurring headlines, court records and academic research suggest this behavior is challenging for law enforcement leaders who must navigate difficult terrain. It is imperative that agencies prepare to proactively address and prevent incidents through agency mission, policy, and training. As a leadership organization with a history of addressing difficult issues in law enforcement including civil rights, racial profiling, immigration, and the use of force, the IACP has examined the problem of sexual offenses and misconduct by law enforcement, and developed a guide to assist law enforcement executives in investigating and preventing incidents. This workshop will present the unique perspectives of a police chief and an academic researcher who are members of an IACP Working Group created to address sexual offenses and misconduct by the police. Members of the audience will be encouraged to engage in discussion about this contemporary and troubling issue.
Familicide refers to the deliberate killing, within a relatively short period of time, a current or former spouse/intimate partner and one or more of their children, often followed by the suicide of the perpetrator. Anecdotal evidence points to a significant increase in the number of familicides since the September 2008 recession, raising important questions about what lies behind the killings. In this workshop, Dr. Websdale explores these questions and their implications.
From Dr. Seuss to Porn
This workshop highlights multiple examples of how consumerism, hyper-sexualized media, technology and pornography impact the choices and development of children and youth. Studies that point to the relationship between factors and victimization, perpetration and ineffective bystander action are also included. Strategies for how to counter the often sexually toxic culture and the normalization of sexual harm through our work and our homes are featured.
From the First 48 to Reality: A 360° Look At Criminal Interrogation (Part 1 & 2)
Eddie Ibarra, Kevin Navarro, John Palmer
In 2010, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's (FLETC) Behavioral Science Division (BSD), the Dallas Police Department (DPD), and the FLETC Media Support Division (MSD) initiated a joint project exploring interrogation methods from a 360° perspective. Videotaped interrogations of homicide suspects conducted by DPD Homicide Detectives were analyzed. Videotaped interviews of the detectives and now-incarcerated suspects were then conducted. Those interviews explored the philosophy and methodology of the Homicide Detectives as well as the opinions of the suspects. A video-intensive training tool was developed and fielded by the FLETC/BSD and the DPD. This presentation is based on that project. It focuses on principles of interpersonal dynamics, rapport building, methods by which a confession is elicited, and interrogation philosophy. Key segments of video from the interrogation are presented. These segments are combined with videotaped perspective on these aspects of the interrogation from the investigator and the now-incarcerated suspect, providing a 360°look at critical steps and principles associated with a criminal interrogation.
The FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime
This presentation will cover the structure and services provided by, the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, which is comprised of four Behavioral Analysis Units. The lecture will conclude with a homicide case study.
Gangs and Sex Trafficking
Discussions on gangs and US society are not new. The criminality, sociology, and culture of gangs have been studied, discussed, and investigated. Drug activity, violence between gangs, gang initiations are a part of discussions in the field of criminal justice and even documentaries on television. More recently, however, attention has been placed on the roles of gangs and human trafficking. This workshop will look at gang activity in urban settings and how this activity is focused to traffic adults and children for commercial sexual exploitation. This presentation will highlight tactics of gang members, dynamics between gang members, victims, and the community, and victim response and recovery.
Gender and Sexual Violence on Campus: Conflicting Roles
This presentation explores the challenges and opportunities for addressing sexual violence on college campuses through collaboration between public safety; student affairs; local prosecution and law enforcement; campus counseling centers; women’s centers; judicial affairs; and other campus and community stakeholders. The discussion is ideal for those who work on a college campus or who have a college campus in their community and seek to understand pathways towards collaboration.
(The) Genesis of an Enhanced Supervision Court for Batterers
Rick Magnis, Teresa May-Williams
The presenters are leading an effort to use the problem-solving court model to improve the assessment and supervision of defendants placed on probation for intimate partner violence. Dallas County is developing a problem-solving court model for felony batterers that uses enhanced assessment and supervision along with judicial oversight to reduce reoffending and protect victims from further abuse. This presentation will describe the work being done to improve assessment and supervision of domestic violence cases with existing resources and will review the problem-solving court model for batterers that will be implemented with grant funding.
Getting Her From Going to Gone: How Police Officers and Advocates Can Help Women Leave
Sheila Greene, Kristen Howell
Advocates, first police responders, investigators and prosecutors are routinely frustrated by a battered woman's difficulty terminating her abusive relationship. This workshop will provide specific examples and words to help law enforcement and advocates get her from 'going to gone.' Participants will examine ways to facilitate and prepare a woman for a safe outcome and ultimately end the abuse.
The Highway Serial Killer Initiative
This workshop will discuss the FBI’s Highway Serial Killer (HSK) initiative. The discussion will include how the initiative came about and provide some case examples and abbreviated case presentations of truck divers identified as serial killers. Investigative tools will be discussed to assist in identifying possible offenders who may fall within the guidelines of this initiative.
The History and Success of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis
Bill Baker, Dan DeCarli, Tim Lowery
This workshop will discuss an innovate approach to collaborative homicide investigations and will outline the history and success of this multi-jurisdictional homicide task force that includes 475 investigators from 113 police agencies in two states, Missouri and Illinois. Come learn how they have achieved a clearance rate of over 80% of all homicide investigations since its inception in 1965.
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How Accountable and Effective is that Batterer Program?
An increasing array of Batterer Intervention Programs (BIP) can mean local community partners are unsure of what BIP structure and program is the most effective. Putting victim safety first and offender accountability a close second, this workshop will provides a framework to assess whether a Batterer Intervention Program is worthy of support.
How Sexual Predators Find Their Victims
Dottie Laster, Jim Tanner
Sexual predators groom both the victim and the environment. There is a pattern to grooming which is found across many types of sex crimes. In this session we clarify the structure and process of grooming and demonstrate how it is manifested in many types of offenses. Whether you work assault against adults or children, trafficking, position of trust or acquaintance cases, you will find this session helps you understand how the victim and the environment were groomed. This session will be beneficial for forensic interviewers, investigators, prosecutors, caseworkers, treatment agents and community supervision officers.
INTERPOL: A Global Partner in the Fight Against Crime
Florence Casiano, Michelle Ford-Stepney
This presentation will explore how INTERPOL assists law enforcement agencies in matters with an international nexus. INTERPOL Washington transmits requests for international investigative assistance to and from law enforcement officials in the United States and those in the other 190 INTERPOL member countries. This assistance generally involves the location and arrest of known criminals and fugitives; criminal history information and record checks from member countries; requests to obtain evidence or conduct interviews for a judicial or law enforcement purpose and preparation and issuance of INTERPOL Notices. During this session, participants will be introduced to the value of using INTERPOL Notices in their investigations. INTERPOL notices have demonstrated themselves to be very effective in locating and tracking high-profile subjects of interest to law enforcement (e.g., known or suspected terrorists, consolidated priority organization targets, sexual predators, gang members and human traffickers).
Intimate Partner Violence and Firearms
Chris Mallios, John Wilkinson
This presentation will provide an overview of state and federal laws related to firearms including constructive possession, prohibited persons and protective orders. It will discuss fatality review, the research related to firearms, intimate partner violence and lethality as well as practical investigation and prosecution strategies including coordination and collaboration between federal, state and local authorities.
Investigating Sextortion: The Latest Sex Crime
The presentation defines the new crime of Sextortion first seen in 2009. Sextortion is the result of a dual vector attack that requires social engineering and hacking techniques. The presentation will explain the attack measures used to sextort a victim, the offender strategy, and the social network spider chains that result from the sextortion. Victim strategy and victimization points are also discussed. In 2009 the FBI began investigating Mijangos for sextortion related charges. Mijangos was found guilty and sentenced in September 2011. Learn the details of his investigation, arrest and prosecution.
Living with the Memories
People working crimes against women and children see and hear many things they would rather not. These memories can have a disturbing effect on professionals and their families. Based on his 40 years experience working in criminal justice, Dr. Tanner explains what's behind the secondary trauma of working these cases and provides simple but effective steps we can take to help us live with these stories and images once we have seen and heard them. You owe it to yourself and your family to attend this session.
Making Interagency Progress? Evaluate Your Coordinated Community Response
Graham Barnes, Jennifer Thomas
As intervening agencies build relationships and work together more, policies and procedures need change, practices need aligning, and safety and accountability need to be built in more effectively. No matter what level your Coordinated Community Response is at, this workshop will offer practical steps to assess the effectiveness of your interagency work is.
(A) Medical Examiner’s Perspective on the Homicides of Women
This presentation will give a broad overview of the types of violent crimes against women and the various autopsy techniques used to document injuries and to determine cause and manner of death.
Mobile Device Data Recovery: Information for Investigators and Prosecutors
Jason Fedor, Jeff Shaffer
Mobile Phones and other devices are small computers, but the data is stored and extracted in a very different way. This workshop will explain and demonstrate the process, limitations, and value of a quality mobile device examination.
Offender Accountability: A Systems Perspective
James Henderson, Jr
This workshop will discuss the many factors involved in holding the domestic violence offender accountable for their behavior. Among the topics that will be addressed are identifying how the system can enhance or impede both victim safety and offender accountability; the similarities and differences between partner abuse and substance abuse; new tools for managing offenders and how enhanced collaboration with all community partners, through assessments and monitoring ultimately lead to community safety. The presenter will also identify national resources for the management of those charged with domestic violence.
Off the Street: The Fight to Save Our Daughters
This presentation will go behind the scenes of the best selling true crime book Off the Street, to learn how Anthony Smith, one of the most violent human traffickers in Las Vegas was taken down by dedicated investigators. The workshop will chronicle the investigation, expose the pimp culture, refute pop-culture propaganda about this lifestyle, explain the dynamics of the pimp/ prostitute “relationship” and provide attendees with the best practices, tools and trick for hunting and convicting those who exploit women.
See this link: Off the Street
Officer Down: Deadly Domestic Violence Calls for Service
Randall Carroll, Shannon Meyer
Domestic violence represents a consistent, and often lethal, category of call for service for law enforcement officers. In this workshop, the myths and realities of the risks faced by law enforcement on domestics will be outlined, and specific attention will be paid to those domestic violence calls that culminated in the murder of the responding officer(s).
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The Pitfalls and Problems of Prosecuting a Marital Rape Case
Curtis Howard, Kelly Sullivan
This workshop, using an actual case as a reference, will examine the difficulties of prosecuting a marital rape case, compounded by both immigration and religious issues.
Police and the Media, What You Need to Know Before You Talk to Reporters
In this workshop the presenter, a former investigative reporter, will give you a unique, inside look into a reporters mind. He will explain what the media’s motivations can be and what their needs are. Understanding this can help your media relations team deal with reporters, without compromising the outcome of your investigations. He will provide media relations tips that will lead to improved trust and communication with reporters and most importantly the communities they serve.
Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation
This presentation will provide practical recommendations for investigators who are conducting serial rape investigations. Areas covered will include: victim interview strategies, the important roles of patrol officers, neighborhood investigative strategies, media strategies, the use of composite sketches, the role of forensic evidence, and interview and interrogation strategies. Case examples are woven throughout the presentation.
Prosecuting a Domestic Violence Case with a Non-Cooperative Victim
Forrest Beadle, Dustin Gossage
This presentation will focus on how to successfully prosecute a domestic violence case with a non-cooperative victim. The course will discuss issues relating to law enforcement’s initial investigation of the case, steps to take during the District Attorney Office’s intake of the case and its ongoing investigation, and finally issues during jury selection and trial.
Prosecuting the Non-Stranger Rapist
Chris Mallios, John Wilkinson
This session will examine the dynamics of non-stranger sexual assault, identify the challenges in investigating and prosecuting these cases, and explore strategies for overcoming these challenges. Topics will include: examining rape myths, overcoming the consent defense, and offender-focused prosecution strategies.
Protecting Privacy While Ensuring Offender Accountability on Facebook and Online
Erica Olsen, Genevieve Ovalle
This hands-on interactive session will cover a variety of tips, tricks, and techniques to help preserve victims’ safety and your own privacy on the web. After walking through some general activities, a member of Facebook’s security team will review online help and tools for law enforcement to collect evidence and hold offenders accountable. Activities will include: finding the exact date and time an email or social networking account was last accessed; tracing IP addresses; changing your secret question on email accounts; searching the best free sites to find addresses and phone numbers; review privacy settings for sites you did not even know you had a profile for, like Amazon.com; adjusting ALL of your privacy settings on Facebook, including photos, profile, availability in public search, and more.
*Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop to use during this workshop*
Rape Typologies and Application for Law Enforcement
This workshop will discuss the definition and motivation of sexual assault and categorize the serial sexual offender in four commonly used groups. Each group will be discussed, case examples given for each, and recommendations on how this may help in the arrest and conviction of serial sexual offenders.
Sex +Money: A National Search for Human Worth (Part 1 & 2)
Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth is a documentary about domestic minor sex trafficking and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it. Since September 2009, the crew has traveled to over 30 states and conducted more than 75 interviews with federal agents, victims, politicians, activists, psychologists, and porn-stars, among others. During this workshop the Executive Producer of the film will screen the documentary and then moderate a panel discussion followed by a time for questions and feedback from the audience.
Stalking and Sexual Assault
Research indicates that there is a connection between stalking and sexual assault – both pre- and post-assault. This workshop will explore the intersection of stalking and sexual assault, particularly in non-stranger sexual assaults. Also discussed are ways in which this information should impact our responses to, and services for victims.
Stalking: Prevalence, Lethality and Impact
Recent national data indicates that 3.4 million people are victims of stalking in one year in the United States; yet stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized or missed entirely. This session will address the crime of stalking, including stalking behaviors, prevalence, lethality, the strong link between stalking and domestic violence, and the impact on stalking victims.
Strategies for Successful Co-Location, Collaboration and Coordination
Becky Bangs, Nansi Lopez, Tami Shafer
This presentation will highlight the Multnomah County Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) Project, which is a nationally recognized model of intervention that places emphasis on identifying and providing coordinated, multidisciplinary response to high lethality and high-risk domestic violence cases. The model is based on best practices that demonstrate success in holding offenders accountable and increasing victim safety. In this presentation we will discuss how the Multnomah County DVERT Project creates a successful co-located team and how the partners effectively work together to collaborate and coordinate efforts in high lethality domestic violence cases. The discussion will include strategies for having successful co-located advocates with law enforcement and keys to successful collaboration across partner agencies. Participants will walk away from this presentation with new ideas and tools to take back to their respective jurisdictions in order to improve their community’s coordinated response to violence.
Substance Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence
Overall, research has established links between substance abuse and intimate partner violence, but this link is not always simple and direct. This workshop will explore the impact of offender substance use on behavior as well as the power dynamics of substance use as a mechanism of control.
Technology Trends in Crimes against Women
Whether you sleep with your iPhone beneath your pillow or don’t know what victims mean when they tell you they’ve been tagged, flagged, friended or followed, this session is for you! The presenters will review the latest trends in technology for victim safety and abuser accountability, including GPS tracking apps, spyware for phones, and Caller ID spoofing.
Telling Amy’s Story: A Discussion with the Film Narrator, Detective Deirdri Fishel
Telling Amy’s Story is a documentary that outlines the events in the life of Amy Homan McGee in the months, weeks, and days leading up to her death at the hands of her husband. The film can serve as a catalyst to bring communities together to talk about domestic violence. In this workshop the film’s narrator, Detective Fishel, will discuss the process of gathering information on Amy’s life from her parents, co-workers, law enforcement and court personnel. After screening the film, Det. Fishel will answer your questions about the facts of the case and share how the film is changing community discussions about domestic violence at the national level.
Testifying in Domestic Violence Cases
Do you hate to testify in court? Than this workshop is a must for you. Attend this workshop and learn how to be a better witness. The presentation will discuss how all types of witnesses (law enforcement, lay, expert) can effectively prepare and testify in domestic violence cases.
Tools for Investigating and Prosecuting a Federal Human Trafficking Case
This session will provide an overview of the federal statutes and investigative techniques utilized in successfully recognizing, investigating and prosecuting a human trafficking case. The discussion will include domestic and international cases as well as sex trafficking and domestic servant cases.
Toxic Stress: Impact and Management of Stress and Trauma
Stress can be a motivator, too much stress can be toxic. When our jobs include exposure to trauma, it is an occupational hazard that needs to be acknowledged and proactively managed in order to prevent harm. This workshop summarizes studies that show individual and organizational impact as well as strategies for prevention.
Understanding the Problem: Gender & Sexual Crime on Campus
This presentation provides an introduction, overview and discussion on gender and sexual violence crimes in the campus setting. Universities and colleges provide a unique setting and opportunity for young adults to experience unbridled freedom, often away from home for the first time. The choices they make; the assumptions they hold; and the activities they engage in create high-risk scenarios and an opportunity for these crimes to flourish.
Using Technology to Stalk
A stalker’s ability to monitor, track, and harass their victims has been extended with technologies that are readily available. This presentation focuses on how offenders have used technology such as cell phones, computers, cameras, and global positioning systems to stalk. Safety measures and considerations for documentation will be discussed.
Voire Dire and Opening Statement: Building Your Case Before Presenting Your Case
This workshop will discus how to use jury selection and opening statements to build the lens through which the jurors view your case. The presenter will present information on how to turn the weak parts of the case into its strengths.
What Investigators and Prosecutors Need to Know about Technology
Timothy Fox, Jim Hogg
This workshop will introduce investigators and prosecutors to technology issues that are important for them to understand. Topics covered will include the various types of digital evidence and the proper procedures to locate and secure at a digital crime scene (bag and tag procedures). The presenters will also discuss the North Texas Regional Computer Forensic Lab (NTRCFL) and the services that it can provide. Lastly, an overview of a forensic investigation will be presented highlighting the types of evidence that can be used in the prosecution of a case as a result of a forensic examination.
When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: Again and Again and Again
Russell Strand, Deborah Tucker
Many of our military have faced multiple deployments – coming back home, returning to the battlefield, returning home and then going back overseas. Many are compromised by drugs, alcohol, and mental dysfunctions and we know that there is an increased risk that such individuals will use violence against their partners and their children, as well as with strangers. Many are being diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). More than 60% of active duty personnel live with their families in civilian communities and may seek assistance or come to the attention of authorities there. In this workshop, an advocate with significant experience working with the military will lead a discussion of how to distinguish if a person accused of committing violence acted intentionally out of a sense of entitlement, is suffering from an episode of PTSD flashback, or is truly unable to control their conduct due to TBI. Learn how the military continues to evolve its responses and ways in which civilian communities can cooperate and collaborate with them.
Witness Intimidation in Violence Against Women Cases
Chris Mallios, John Wilkinson
This presentation will help prosecutors and allied professionals identify signs of a batterer’s undue influence over a victim; recognize victim behaviors that are attempts to cope with their battering; identify, build, and employ strategies to hold intimidators accountable; and train responders to identify and document victim intimidation and obstruction of justice.
Working with, and Enhancing the Safety of those Victimized by Violence, through Victim-Centered Interviewing
James Henderson, Jr.
This workshop will discuss the many factors involved in holding the domestic violence offender accountable for their behavior and to enhance victim satisfaction with the criminal justice system. Among the topics that will be discussed are: working with and interviewing victims of violence; identifying how the system enhances or impedes ones ability to manage trauma; utilizing methods of communicating with those victimized by violence that are safe and productive; incorporating community partners in the management of offenders and the autonomy of victims and identifying ways to safely and legally releasing information that enhance safety and accountability.
Working with Victims of Stalking
This interactive workshop will examine four elements of working with stalking victims: safety, advocacy, documentation, and support. Topics will include threat assessment and safety planning and participants will be given tools and resources they can use when working with stalking victims.
**Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the Stalking: Prevalence, Lethality, and Impact and the Using Technology to Stalk workshop prior to attending this workshop.**