Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Erie County Medical Examiner's Office
This workshop is focused on understanding and building relationships between the forensic pathologist, homicide investigator, and prosecutor in successfully investigating and prosecuting child homicide cases. We will discuss autopsy protocols, the criticality of determining the cause and manner of death, the unique aspects of investigating a child homicide, and the importance of the prosecutor in gaining appropriate convictions. Special topics include the top ten things your medical examiner is looking for, digital evidence, and an overview of latest Supreme Court cases related to this topic.
Understand the teamwork approach of Forensic Professionals, Investigators, and Prosecutors in investigating child homicides
Understand the importance of each role in the successful prosecution of a child homicide
Review court decisions relevant to current cases which affect the successful prosecution of a child homicide