Lead Forensic Interview Specialist Zero Abuse Project
Crime Scene Skills is an immersive investigation exercise where you will test your crime scene skills to solve a crime. Activities will include: Analyze a fact pattern involving allegations of child maltreatment, create an investigative plan, and immerse yourself in a multi-space mock crime scene full of potential evidence or irrelevant distractions. Immediately apply the skills and strategies learned in the prerequisite workshops to interact with a mock crime scene, seek forensic, medical, physical, and digital evidence through proper legal process.
This exercise is for prosecutors, law enforcement officers, child protection workers, forensic interviewers and other core investigative or prosecutorial MDT team members.
PREREQUISITE: Attendance in any one of the four following workshops is mandatory to register for an interactive session. Refer to the conference schedule for the dates and times of these sessions:
When the Child Has Spoken: Corroborating the Forensic Interview
A Voice for the Silent Victim: Corroborating Cases of Non-Verbal and Unavailable Victims
He Said, She Said, We Looked: Digital Evidence and Corroboration
Child Death and Serious Injury Investigations: An Overview for the MDT
Registration for one of the 30-minute crime skills sessions will take place during your attendance at one of the prerequisite sessions. The location of the immersive session will be provided to you at this time. Upon arrival at the immersive session, you will be required to provide the verification code you received during the mandatory prerequisite session you attended to be admitted and participate in the immersive challenge. Space is limited to 15 people for each interactive session.
Crime Scene Skills will be best experienced with a device that can read QR codes.
Attendees will process a simulated crime scene and collect relevant evidence based on information contained in a child sexual abuse or a child physical case fact pattern.
Attendees will continue the investigation by evaluating collected evidence and determine next steps to corroborate a case of child maltreatment. Corroboration will be developed by articulating probable cause, evidentiary connections, and relevance questions by way of legal process requests.
Apply critical thinking skills to evaluate the strength of the evidence against potential suspects and determine who should be charged and with what.