Do you investigate sex offenses involving children? Do you establish a connection between the people who seek out and view child sexual abuse material and those who may be child sexual abusers? Retired Det. Pauline Renick shares three investigative tips for cases involving sex offenses and children.
Enhance and build knowledge regarding the proper recognition, handling and preservation of evidence. Provide disciplines within the multidisciplinary teams to build stronger cases structured around the recognition, handling and preservation of evidence. Assist members, such as CPS staff, to hear how to handle evidence when Law Enforcement is not involved. Hear the “do’s” and “do not’s” of handling evidence, chain of custody, how to properly store evidence and the importance of documentation. Recognize the importance of courtroom testimony.
Discuss the risk factors that might be present in a case, which could be indicative of a possible recant. Explain and recognize potential ways to ensure both the physical and emotional protection of the child as well as immediate intervention services in an effort to prevent a recant in the first place. Discuss and identify ways for the multidisciplinary team to evaluate the report of recantation to determine what to do next. Recognize when a second interview should occur, by whom and the adjustments that need to be made to traditional interview protocols in order to gather pertinent information. Presented by Carrie Paschal of the Dallas (TX) CAC.
Learn about the new ICAC/iKeepSafe Incident Response Tool (IRT) for schools. You can help prevent and address technology related incidents by building a cooperative relationship with schools. This free resource helps schools with the steps of incident management, such as fact-finding, documentation, reporting and engaging the appropriate school officials and other stakeholders. Through collaboration with law enforcement and the use of this tool, schools can plan and prepare an effective and appropriate response to all types of technology related incidents, including cyberbullying, sexting, hacking, and threats of violence.
Learn more about the resources used by ICAC Task Force Investigators and how they can assist child advocacy center employees to protect children. During the webinar, we will share resources such as examining digital images and documents for metadata to show ownership, equipment used to create the image or document, and possible locations of the offender/crime scene. You will learn about the identification of additional victims through forensic examination of computers and cellphones, how possible hands-on offenders are identified from their activity in certain online communities, and tips for including ICAC’s in your MDT. Presented by Joe Laramie of the National Criminal Justice Training Center.
Review a case study involving a 3-year old child who was physically and emotionally abused by his mother's boyfriend. It was not until he was unable to walk that his mother was forced to take him to the Emergency Department for medical attention. With the work of many dedicated people of multi-disciplines this case was brought to justice.
Findings from in-depth interviews with eighteen women who had been convicted of molesting children will be discussed. Receive updated information on these women to include cases from across the nation as well as data from other recently published material on this topic. Veteran law enforcement officer Bill Carson will discuss his five distinct offender typologies for female child molesters that were first published in 2006.
Cases of child abuse involving a teenage victim presents its own unique challenges for prosecution. Understanding adolescent brain development is important for forensic interviewers as well as investigators and prosecutors. Preparing the case requires not only thorough investigation but thoughtful communication with a teen victim to obtain the facts of the crime and provide essential information about the prosecutor's role and judicial process. This approach will facilitate building a strong criminal case for prosecution.
Do you investigate sex offenses involving children? Do you establish a connection between the people who seek out and view child sexual abuse material and those who may be child sexual abusers? Pauline Renick shares three investigative tips for cases involving sex offenses and children.
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