Find the right corroborating evidence to support the victim’s narrative and move successfully from trauma to trial.
Non-stranger sexual assault cases are extremely challenging since the defense is usually that the victim consented to the sexual encounter. Finding the correct corroborating evidence is crucial to success and comes in many forms. The key to bringing a case to trial and convicting a sexual assault criminal is looking for the evidence in the right places, and properly aligning it with the victim’s narrative.
At Trauma to Trial 2017, you will learn about:
- Reviewing victim and witness interviews to find non-traditional corroborating pieces of evidence
- Conducting effective evidence collection at the crime scene(s)
- Using photographs to assist your victim on the witness stand
- Navigating forensics and PERK kits
- What the forensic exam can, and cannot tell you
- How forensic examinations are performed and the key report elements to look for
- Investigating alcohol- facilitated sexual assaults