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DNA Resource Center Training Opportunities

Investigating and Prosecuting Non-Stranger and Stranger Cold Case Sexual Assaults

April 9, 2013 1:00 PM - April 9, 2013 2:00 PM

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WHEN: April 9, 2013


REGISTER: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KDLYX36
Access Webinar: https://ncjfcj.adobeconnect.com/_a932236412/ncvc2/

Participate and listen in on this webinar as an experienced law enforcement professional and sexual assault trial attorney explain the best practices and challenges to pursuing cold case sexual assaults. Patti Powers and Jim Markey will discuss the importance of thorough investigating techniques, the power of DNA evidence in non-stranger cases, turning tough issues into strengths at trial, and some of the unique aspects that are faced with these cases.  Participants will gain an understanding of how to establish the foundation for constructing a case that holds the offender accountable, persuades the jury of the reality of the crime, and gives resolution to the victim.
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What people are saying . . . 

"I spent 10 years as a law enforcement legal instructor at a police academy and this presentation...would be invaluable to any law enforcement officer."

"I was extremely impressed with the level of expertise of the guest speakers. Each session was well presented, and it was an extreme pleasure to attend."

"I will be a better prosecutor because of this training and my additional understanding of DNA."

Some of the resources in the DNA Resource Center were developed with funding under cooperative agreements 2009-SZ-B9-K010, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and 2011-TA-AX-K048, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Some of the resources in the DNA Resource Center were also developed with funding from our partner, Life Technologies.