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Upcoming Webinars

Andrew Reitnauer
03 / 14 / 2024

This webinar will focus on some routine scenes and situations presented in many of our favorite TV dramas, and uncover the truths about the examinations and results presented that have [...]

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Michelle Welch
03 / 14 / 2024

This webinar will cover how to effectively do an animal case with public scrutiny and press interest.  Animal cases garner a lot of press and sometimes the press coverage has [...]

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Tamara Lyn
04 / 09 / 2024

When your team represents diverse generations, it can be tough to find common motivators. Do you understand the core values that drive success for yourself and your team? This webinar [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD
04 / 16 / 2024

The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the importance and role of the Constitution while fulfilling the critical role of law enforcement. The focus will be on ensuring Constitutionally [...]

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Katharine Manning
04 / 30 / 2024

"The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to walk through water without getting wet." [...]

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Jeff Bolettieri
William "Bill" Loucks Jr
05 / 09 / 2024

Conducting proactive human trafficking investigations can be complicated at times. Knowing and understanding the various investigative technologies and resources available to assist law enforcement is crucial.  Possessing a comprehensive understanding [...]

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Cindy Hora
Kristina Lawler
Kelly Krenzer
05 / 23 / 2024

Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) provides victim services to those impacted by impaired and reckless driving crashes. By ensuring that victims are treated with dignity, respect, and compassion, we create [...]

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Vern Pierson
Emily Alison
Laurence Alison
06 / 18 / 2024

Research has established that confession-centered interrogation techniques pose an unacceptable risk of producing a false confession.  The use of psychological manipulation, deception, false evidence ploys, and pseudoscientific “truth detection,” including [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD
06 / 25 / 2024

The purpose of this webinar is to examine ways to establish possession and or knowledge and control of illegal substances in various settings. Case law will be examined along with [...]

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Wendy A. Dutton
06 / 27 / 2024

This webinar is intended for professionals who investigate or prosecute crimes against children, and is appropriate for forensic interviewers, law enforcement investigators, child protection workers, and prosecutors.  This presentation will [...]

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Brenda Dietzman
07 / 16 / 2024

Have you ever been confused about what works and what doesn’t with the younger generations? Have you ever wondered what motivates them or questioned their work ethic? Every generation [...]

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Lindsay M. Gephardt
Kate Loudenslagel
07 / 18 / 2024

Whether you’re a brand-new prosecutor or an experienced trial attorney, Family Violence cases present their own unique set of issues and obstacles against a successful prosecution. Whether you’re [...]

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Jim Smyth
Frances Surmon-Böhr
Emily Alison
07 / 30 / 2024

In the second part of this webinar series, we provide practitioners with an understanding of how to use the ORBIT model to increase engagement from interviewees and obtain more information [...]

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Spencer Conover
09 / 19 / 2024

In this engaging presentation, we delve into the nuanced concept of the "Letter of the Law vs Spirit of the Law" as it pertains to animal care and control practices. [...]

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Wes Dotson
10 / 08 / 2024

Your Questions – Answered! After a brief introduction and overview of ASD and common issues related to the experiences of individuals with ASD in the justice system, Dr. Dotson will take [...]

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Rachel Ramirez
01 / 28 / 2025

Got questions? We've got answers! During this special webinar presentation, Rachel Ramirez will briefly recap what we've covered in her previous presentations and then open the floor to take your [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Marilyn B. Peterson

From age-old tactics of bulk cash smuggling to contemporary methods involving technology as seen in NFTs or ransomware, Money Laundering remains to hound law enforcement. This session provides an introductory [...]

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Jennifer Landhuis

Stalking is a nuanced crime that can affect victims of all backgrounds. With the glamorization of these behaviors, victims of stalking are often left feeling like they will not be [...]

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Marc Hildebrand

Given the demands and pressure of the criminal justice profession, burnout just seems somewhat inevitable. This, however, doesn’t have to be the case as Marc Hildebrand joins the Justice [...]

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Katharine Manning

Unlock the power of empathy in the workplace with its ability to address recruitment, staffing and retention issues, and enhance employee engagement and productivity. Katharine Manning leads this interactive discussion [...]

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Wendy Hummell

More value is being placed on wellness across public safety agencies in the US brought about by the recognition that wellness directly impacts workforce performance, recruitment, and retention. As a [...]

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Wendy Hummell

Retirement is typically seen as the end of a career. In reality, retirement is the beginning of a spectrum of possibilities. This discussion explores the retirement journey, navigating the transition [...]

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Kathleen Wood
Katherine Youssouf

This webinar delves into the intricate intersection of psychology and legal considerations in the realm of animal law. Animal abuse has been linked to broader antisocial behavior – by conducting pre-sentence [...]

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Courtney

As a veteran and police wife, Courtney knows that these noble professions don’t always come with as noble of a salary. For years, their family suffered financial stresses but [...]

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Wes Dotson

Individuals on the autism spectrum are 4-7 times more likely to have encounters with law enforcement than the general public. Distinct traits and challenges that those with Autism Spectrum Disorder ([...]

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John Riegert
Mark Heller

The goal of this presentation is to provide an overview of how New York State has built a statewide network of interconnected crime analysis centers to support law enforcement investigations.  [...]

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Kate Kimble

Social media created an interesting twist to human interactions. Sometimes, for some people, it can become so toxic that a social media detox is needed for mental well-being. The negativity [...]

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Jonathan Lifshitz

A Sports Illustrated feature on the rate of recurrence of concussions in sports generated much attention to the effect of brain injury on athletes. However, at least three decades earlier, [...]

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Michelle Welch

The legal system faces challenges when it comes to animal cruelty cases due to a lack of familiarity with animal law statutes and investigative processes. Such is the case when [...]

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Joe Wheeler

This webinar will explore the challenges and best practices when implementing enterprise court technology within the criminal justice system. The focus will be on effectively translating strategic plans into successful [...]

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Katharine Manning

Working in the criminal justice system means being regularly exposed to trauma on top of the stress and demands of the job, as well as the challenges that we all [...]

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Andrew Reitnauer

How actors portray investigation, particularly evidentiary photography, tends to be misrepresentations of reality. This session walks us through the what really happens in evidentiary photography including challenges, best practices, and [...]

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Jenna DeRango

It is law enforcement’s duty to protect the most vulnerable in the community. Victims of unexplained child fatalities do not have a voice and can't tell us what has [...]

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Diana Knapp

It’s been said that people leave bosses, not companies. With this in mind, leaders then are in the driver’s seat when it comes to engaging employees, shaping an [...]

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Michael Menefee

Technology plays an indispensable role in modern life, revolutionizing various sectors, including the criminal justice system. In particular, the adoption of virtual meetings offers the potential to enhance probation supervision. [...]

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Amber Burgess Cox

Handling crimes perpetrated by juveniles requires a collaborative approach that balances holding the offending juvenile accountable while also putting rehabilitative supports to decrease if not completely eradicate the potential for [...]

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Chris Schopen
Sara Micflikier

The relationship between the victim and the pimp can get convoluted. The pimp may use the threat of violence or manipulation to establish control of the victim. The victim then [...]

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Tira Hubbard

Understanding the unique needs and challenges faced by women on probation is crucial for effective rehabilitation and reintegration into society. This discussion explores lessons and guidelines based on Tira Hubbard’[...]

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Jeff Bragg
Angie Jones

Peer support teams offer value by providing a safe space for personnel to share experiences, cope with trauma, and access resources, especially in the first responder professions where the likelihood [...]

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Michael Gomez

The Justice System and the Behavioral Health professions do not always see eye-to-eye when it comes to approaches when managing system-involved youth. Dr. Michael Gomez provides guidelines to both justice [...]

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Amy Phelps

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) receives 100,000+ questionable insurance claims annually, more than 70% of which are auto-related. These fraudulent insurance claims are worth $30 billion per year, and the monies lost [...]

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Jack Harris

In branches of the criminal justice field, people are exposed to situations where anger is likely. And while everyone experiences anger, how we express, manage, and respond to it may [...]

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Courtney

The policing profession is a stressful and demanding industry by itself that requires individuals to be performing at their best to effectively serve the communities they swore to protect. The [...]

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Andrew Reitnauer

The CSI effect is the phenomenon of jurors having unrealistic expectations of forensic science due to how TV and movies depict how criminal investigations are done. With this in mind, [...]

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Wendy A. Dutton

Eyewitness memory can be influenced by suggested information from external sources – this is something worth considering during the investigative and court process to better capture the facts of a case. [...]

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Emily Lewis

Prosecuting animal cruelty cases can present challenges like lack of evidence, limited resources, sentencing limits, and lack of awareness on the laws by both those within the criminal justice space [...]

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Shannon Magnuson

The whole criminal justice system is facing challenges – understaffing with police officers, filled up caseloads in probation, and overpopulation in corrections, just to name a few. This session aims to [...]

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Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy
Dr. Hirsch Handmaker

Concussions are often associated with athletics, accidents, and combat. One segment of concussion sufferers that don’t get as much attention however are the victims of domestic violence (DV) who [...]

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Terry Clark

Mindfulness can play a crucial role in supporting police work. By cultivating present-moment awareness and non-judgmental acceptance, police officers benefit in a greater sense of self-regulation, resilience, and empathy which [...]

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Alexandra (Alex) Lange
Hilary Weinberg

Phoenix, Arizona is utilizing out-of-the-box approaches to improve the quality of life within their communities. One of the ways they’re doing this is through Community Prosecution. The concept is [...]

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David Rosengard

This webinar discusses the intersection between animal law and First Amendment Rights, looking at pivotal cases and case laws where these two legal areas were argued to balance animal cruelty [...]

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Michael Turkot
Ken Morris
Jennifer DeFrees
Benjamin H. Sites
Jesse Loomis

As marketplaces trend more and more towards online purchasing, many sheriff’s offices across the US are exploring virtual alternatives to in-person auctions conducted at the local courthouse, citing the [...]

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Michael Gomez

The courts are highly familiar with the laws within the jurisdictions they operate in – but something that the criminal justice profession as a whole needs to brush up on is [...]

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Robert Thompson

Using trained investigators, the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), ATF e‐Trace and multiple investigative processes, the City of Miami Police Department Crime Gun Intelligence Detail (MPD CGID) continues [...]

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Sara Micflikier

Unlike drug trafficking and arms trafficking which are easily identifiable based on the items and are centred on things sold once and it is gone, sex trafficking is a little [...]

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Phil Arkow

99% of US households see pets as family members or close companions. This same wonderful, feel-good statistic depicting the human-animal bond is being leveraged by abusers where pets become a pawn [...]

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Ray Nash

A lot of innovations in the field of investigations have been and are still being developed to better solve crimes and make offenders accountable. Despite all the progress thus far, [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney

Abusive partners employ all means possible to maintain power and control over their victims. They even find ways to inflict suffering on their victims even when the issue is in [...]

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Wes Dotson

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are seven times more likely to have encounters with law enforcement than the general public. The difference in their brain function and inherent characteristics [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

The term professional is being used in different ways in the English language which impacts its scope and limitation. Are those working in public safety considered professionals? What does it [...]

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Wes Dotson

Dr. Wes Dotson has done numerous Justice Clearinghouse webinars on people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He provides guidance on their distinctive characteristics and behaviors, how first responders and the [...]

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David Rosengard

The core mission of animal law is to get the legal system to recognize the experience and interests of animals. While their legal status can’t afford them rights, procedures [...]

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Rod Underhill
Camila Andrade Gripp
Emily LaGratta

There is an ongoing crisis impacting the whole justice system. Internally, the demands, stress, and trauma inherent to the job, as well as other life stressors are driving staff turnover. [...]

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Daniel Coble

Rules of evidence and hearsay tend to be confusing and intimidating that people outside of the legal profession just tend to not want to have anything to do with it. [...]

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Deborah Johnson

This is the second installment of Deborah Johnson’s webinar series on courtroom testimonies for expert witnesses. The first session looked into preparing for the trial – the importance of soft [...]

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Wendy A. Dutton

This is the second part of the webinar series on Forensic Interviews with Children. The first installment provided guidance on the types of information to gather that are valuable when [...]

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Deborah Johnson

It’s not what you know but how well you’re able to communicate it. This is especially true in depositions and the court setting during testimonies. For individuals who [...]

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Jackalyn Rainosek

Change isn’t always easy especially when it isn’t something that we internally decide upon and instead brought about by external forces. Change, however, is also inevitable and something [...]

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Wendy A. Dutton

Witness and victim interviews are critical in investigations. Challenges however arise when the victim or witness is a child who may not be able to fully articulate what they experienced [...]

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Wes Dotson

People entangled in the criminal justice system commonly struggle with social skills. With this in mind, it makes sense that those who are assigned to help them navigate the criminal [...]

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Margaret M. Crowley

Apart from the fact that corrections facilities are over capacity, it is also acknowledged that existing sentencing procedures and outcomes don’t always address the root of the problem. Alternative [...]

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Lindsay M. Gephardt

Domestic violence is complex. There are various dynamics and factors that must be understood to be able to fully comprehend the gravity of this violent crime and how it impacts [...]

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Rhea DuMont

Victims feel violated, powerless, scared, and hopeless after an incident. Unfortunately, they are also often unaware of their rights. Criminal justice players can help victims have better outcomes by upholding [...]

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Eugene Hyman
Sara E. Mahoney

Probation's role in the criminal justice system is often confused as merely babysitting offenders making sure that they don't violate court orders. Reality is, their roles are more encompassing and [...]

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Amy Morgan

When faced with a critical event, an agency will not try to just handle everything on its own. It will call in every possible resource from partner agencies and even [...]

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Martin Stark
John T. Schultz

This is the third installment of a three-part webinar series on the Investigation and Prosecution of Criminal Vehicular Homicide Cases. The first course provided guidance and basic concepts to effectively [...]

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Katie Monroe
Andrea Harrison
Jennifer Thompson

People are deprived of their agency, power, and choice when a crime is committed against them. What the justice system provides within its purview is a means to restore this [...]

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Bob Troyer

This webinar will help prosecutors and law enforcement personnel understand how best to use NIBIN evidence in a courtroom. It will cover what NIBIN is and what it isn’t. [...]

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Dean Jenkins
James Newman

For many clients, the difference between rehabilitation and recidivism is the ability to create sustainable habits. All too often it is assumed that motivation is the most important factor in [...]

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Dr. Hirsch Handmaker
Hilary Weinberg

Incidents of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in intimate partner violence (IPV) victims can be traced back to the last 50 years. There hasn’t been enough attention given to this issue [...]

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Judge Brandon Birmingham

Three dead bodies were discovered in three separate incidents between December 1990 to March 1991 in Dallas. They were all women who worked as prostitutes and their eyes all found to be [...]

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Bobby Kipper
Scott Geller, PhD

Different approaches to policing are being introduced and implemented – some require complicated models, technical skills, and some of the most cutting-edge technology. However, it is typically the foundational concepts that [...]

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Jesse Loomis

More and more public sector entities are leveraging technology and innovations especially after the pandemic posed limitations on how we interact. Auctioning foreclosed property used to be done in the [...]

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Bobby Kipper

In the last couple of years, there has been a shift in the criminal justice training arena towards the ‘soft skills’ to help criminal justice professionals manage the people they [...]

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Wendy A. Dutton
Lindsay M. Gephardt

The best people to provide clarity in any case are the ones who actually experienced or witnessed it. But when your top witness is a child, it may not be [...]

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Jake Kamins

To get people to do things and follow specific rules, you tell them what to do. But for some, getting things etched in their memory requires a more creative approach. [...]

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Judge Brandon Birmingham

Charlie Manson is notorious for bringing together a group that is responsible for a series of murders in the Los Angeles area. However, it was his first Lieutenant, Charles, “Tex” [...]

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David Rosengard

When people think of farmed animals, what comes to mind are chickens, cows, and pigs. Its legal definition however provides specific conditions for an animal to be part of this [...]

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Jake Kamins

We all have some vague idea about how the justice system works, be it with how it is portrayed in the media, with how public trials are covered in the [...]

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David Rosengard

Meaningful progress in crime victims’ rights in the US truly shaped criminal justice. The best part, the past decade or so witnessed society’s recognition of the sentience of animals [...]

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K. Campbell

According to the 2020 FBI Internet Crime Report, internet crime complaints and monetary loss due to cybercrimes were at a record high in 2020. The caveat is, of course, these are just [...]

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Grant McDougall

The law enforcement field is facing systemic challenges brought about by a mass exodus of law enforcement officers hired in the 90s that are retiring simultaneously and the difficulty of [...]

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Edward Paine
Hilary Weinberg

Most people’s knowledge of the criminal justice system is founded on media portrayals of forensic investigations or court proceedings that are not always realistic. With this in mind, it [...]

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Michelle Welch

When it comes to making the call in terms of charging for animal law crimes, what the statute prescribes is essential, but context also plays a huge part in determining [...]

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Jayson Chambers
Noreen Charlton

For law enforcement and the courts, ensuring that justice is served, the community is kept safe, and the bad guys are made accountable are the primary goals.  3D technology is [...]

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Lindsay M. Gephardt

Determining between physical discipline and child abuse essentially boils down to a balancing test between the right of the parent/s to raise their children as they please and the [...]

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David Rosengard

Animals have overlapping statuses in law. They are property, evidence, and victims of crime. Like any property, they cannot just be unlawfully seized or assigned to a different owner. And [...]

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Claire Barrera
Alexandra Appleton

Taking a trauma-informed approach has been central when it comes to handling the victims and survivors of violence. To do this successfully may entail the expertise of people who actually [...]

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Chris Jones

It’s been said that most of the things we are dealing with in our adulthood are actually remnants of our childhood. We may not see it outright, but once [...]

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Emily LaGratta

There are performance indicators that can easily be measured for success – things like numbers of arrests, recidivism rate, or completed probation. But there are also more subjective metrics, like fairness. [...]

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K. Campbell

If there’s anything that the last 12 months taught us, it is that things can go awry any moment, danger is always lurking, and it is critical to make personal [...]

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Michelle Welch

Between the lack of legal familiarity within the court, society’s oblivion to the suffering of animals, and the animals’ inability to testify on their experience and plight, proving animal [...]

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Jennifer Heisig
Hilary Weinberg

Everyone experiences stress in some form or another. Between seeing people in some of the worst circumstances, being privy to information that are just downright graphic, or having to hear [...]

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Adam Leath

The COVID-19 pandemic truly reshaped how we live and the criminal justice field is just one of the sectors affected by it. The new normal found its way to the [...]

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Dr. Kris Otteman DVM
Linda Fielder
Emily Lewis

The concept of the animal-human bond simply refers to the role that animals play in human’s lives. Veterinarians play a critical role in the animal-human bond with their duty [...]

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Carolyn Naoroz
Janne Gaub

Body-worn cameras (BWCs) are touted by law enforcement agencies for its ability to uphold transparency and accountability. No doubt, BWCs are beneficial in the overall goal of justice, but what [...]

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Jeri’ Greer
Danielle (Hunter) Thompson

This session is the third installment of the Proactive Response to Domestic Violence webinar series. The first course discussed how domestic violence is perpetrated even when the offender is already [...]

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Judge Brandon Birmingham

Silently enraged about the perceived murder of innocent Americans by their own Government at the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco and in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, as well as the perceived [...]

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Sean Goodison

Opioid use has reshaped American society in many ways – how drug trafficking and trade is being done, the drug dependency lifestyle perpetuated, the decreased life expectancy, the families it impacted. [...]

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David Rosengard

Animal law has gone leaps and bounds over the last few years in ensuring that animals are afforded protections from forms of cruelty. There’s still work to be done [...]

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Judge Brandon Birmingham

In our world where news travel fast and cameras are everywhere, incidents and case trials generate media frenzy. Now imagine the year was 1964, and you’re watching an assassination broadcasted [...]

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John Schow
Joe Barton, Ph.D.
Tim Hardy
Rick Miller

Kids at HOPE made us understand the importance of believing in kids – no exceptions, connecting with kids and providing them with meaningful relationships, and time traveling with kids to help [...]

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Christine Mullin
Adam Kirhagis

Sex offenders may be considered the bane of society that they are required to be registered. But not all of them are as compliant which then puts communities at risk. [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Rights4Girls is one of the organizations at the forefront of ensuring that domestic violence is prevented, focusing particularly on the impact that family [...]

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Rick Miller

The Justice Clearinghouse has quite a catalog of webinars that delve on the topic of trauma. In most of these, hope is identified to be the antidote to risk and [...]

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Emily Lewis
David Rosengard

Understanding the status of animal in criminal animal cruelty cases may be a little bit more complex for those who are not as versed in this topic. This webinar, however, [...]

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Gipsy Escobar

Various factions are claiming differing positions as facts that most of us may no longer be sure which of these to believe. In these times of information overload, one thing [...]

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Monica Player

Protection orders are just one of the mechanisms that the justice system put into place to protect victims from retaliation or harassment from their offenders, often seen in domestic violence [...]

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Tina Frundt
Rebecca Burney

Sexual exploitation of children and minors has got to be one of the worst things in our society and everyone probably agrees that we must do everything within our power [...]

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Jake Kamins

A collaborative approach is seen to be effective in the law enforcement and justice profession. It also highlights that the players’ involvement in a case makes all the difference. Just [...]

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Bob Troyer
Tom Brandon

Developments over the last couple of weeks paved the path to a movement that demands defunding of law enforcement – a seemingly simplistic, even counterintuitive solution to ineffective policing. Law enforcement [...]

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Wes Dotson

Conditions surrounding a person typically dictate their outcomes. We cannot change things like the environment we’re raised in or the experiences we’ve gone through. But if given a [...]

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Katharine Manning

Amanda Nguyen was a college student at Harvard. She was sexually assaulted and wasn’t sure if she wanted to report to the police or not. While most people would [...]

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Lindsay M. Gephardt

One of the best parts of working in the criminal justice system is the sense of fulfillment that an individual gets knowing that their work helps to keep people safe. [...]

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Jessica Lauginiger

Large-scale animal cases that involve seizures may seem like an overwhelming operation. Any law enforcement or animal control officer may find themselves daunted by what it will entail and the [...]

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Richard Goldberg
Andrea Higgens
Jenefer Duane

Webinar Video Clip: Suspicious Activity Reports - Taking Your Elder Financial Abuse Investigations to the Next Level   The multi-disciplinary approach required when handling Elder Financial Exploitation (EFE) cases has [...]

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Talitha Guinn-Shaver
Jenefer Duane

Working on elder financial exploitation cases requires mobilization from separate entities. APS, law enforcement, financial institutions - these are just some of the sectors that must collaborate to trace the [...]

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Katharine Manning

Webinar Video Clip: Victim Rights in a Post Epstein World It took decades for victims to fight for their rights and have their voices heard. Victims aren’t always aware [...]

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Audra Houghton

Investigating animal crimes can be a lot of work as it is, but dealing with large animals can make it even more tedious. Past Justice Clearinghouse animal welfare and control [...]

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Jake Kamins

Webinar Video Clip: Working with Your Local Vet   There is value in having an expert witness to prove a case beyond reasonable doubt. This is particularly true in animal [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

Rights4Girls, in partnership with the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative, worked on a study that looked at DC’s juvenile justice system paying special attention to the girls in its [...]

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Hilary Weinberg

We worry about concussions due to sports injuries or car accidents but rarely do we consider if a domestic violence victim may be concussed from physical blows to the face [...]

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Michelle Welch

It may be a generalization to put individuals in a box based on their age or the generation they belong to. But it certainly helps to give us some level [...]

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Dan Fisher

This course is the third installment of Justice Clearinghouse’s Gang Related Crime Series. The first part introduced us to criminal street gangs and gang-related crimes. Meanwhile,  the second course [...]

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Judge Brandon Birmingham
Dr. Jill Johansson-Love

Domestic Violence isn’t just a matter of anger management. The motivation behind it is the abuser wanting to assert control in the relationship. With this in mind, intervention and [...]

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Laurie Blevins
Roger Blevins

Proving abuse can be infuriating. Victims are questioned on the validity of the claim of abuse and are subjected to retraumatization as the incident is recounted in court.  In such [...]

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Amy Taylor
Michelle Welch

As with almost anything in life, preparation makes all the difference. This certainly is the case when it comes to court proceeding, specifically for witness testimonies. To talk about witness [...]

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Naomi Smoot

It is not unusual for people who become entwined in the justice system to experience certain hindrances and limitations when it comes to their opportunities in life. Securing education, housing [...]

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Jake Kamins

Cases on animal cruelty or neglect can be difficult to investigate or prosecute. Lack of knowledge and education on statutes to use and procedures to do certainly makes these cases [...]

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Kate Loudenslagel
Hilary Weinberg

The lethality of strangulation is severe but proving it can be problematic. Difficulties may arise because of the lack of outward injuries, the defendant claiming self-defense, or the victim recanting [...]

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Addison Owen
Jessica Ellefritz
Ron Nichols

Change is good, it allows us to grow and improve but making changes can be challenging. It takes so much more than just intention to make it stick – especially when [...]

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Shannon Struble
Michael G. Gingold

It can be tricky to Investigate and prosecute gang crimes. Mere hearsay that a gang is involved in some incident is not enough to prove that the crime is actually [...]

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Elizabeth Ortiz

Ethics and human bias are two topics that can get tricky to navigate when entangled with each other. For prosecutors, human bias can create problems when observing their ethical responsibilities. [...]

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William Babb
Michael G. Gingold

This webinar will serve as a primer for basic gang investigation and prosecution.  It will focus on different types of gangs, the importance of documenting gang members and gangs, and [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

There is a problem with the child welfare system. Children are directed to the child welfare system in hopes of providing them with better outcomes by healing and rehabilitating them [...]

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Arlyn Harris

Learn how Maricopa County Adult Probation Department (MCAPD) successfully expanded its implementation of  Thinking for a Change (a cognitive behavioral intervention program with the NIC) through collaboration with external treatment [...]

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Claudine Wilkins

The urgency in the need to address animal abuse is established through the well-supported findings that link animal cruelty to other crimes. Awareness of animal law can definitely still be [...]

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Laurie Blevins
Roger Blevins

Hearing the details of child sexual abuse incidents and cases is dreadful. Unknown to most of us is that ninety-five percent of all delayed child sexual abuse examinations turn out [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.

Your job brings you in contact with the criminally accused, but now you are called the “defendant” in a civil case. What are the steps in civil litigation? Is your [...]

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Marisa McKeown
Ron Nichols

A collaborative approach has been espoused by different sectors in addressing some of their most pressing issues. It is no different when it comes to crime gun prevention and investigation. [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

It is truly heartbreaking when children end up involved with the juvenile justice system over issues that they rarely have control over, worse, when they’re the victims and yet [...]

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Michelle Welch

Animal hoarding cases are tedious – just the sheer number of animals in such cases and the logistics involved can be challenging. Add the difficulty of as well as treading the [...]

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Jessica Rock

The responsibility of law enforcement does not end with going to the scene of the crime or catching the bad guys. It also includes coming to court and testifying as [...]

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Judge Brandon Birmingham
Dr. Jill Johansson-Love

Domestic violence cases can get problematic given the relationship dynamics between offender and victim. Likelihood of re-offense is also high when the offender’s behavior isn’t addressed properly. Dallas [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

Unfortunate is an understatement when we talk about the fate of a lot of children who end up in juvenile detention. They wind up even more traumatized over reasons that [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The debate on gun control can get heated but despite conflicting positions from different sectors of society, federal statutes have definite stipulations on firearm possession in effect. These, together with [...]

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Donielle Wright
Hilary Weinberg

As if building, handling and prosecuting cases aren’t a challenge by itself already, sometimes, we are faced with a recanting victim. This is especially common in domestic violence cases – [...]

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Christine Keller
Roger Blevins

The investigation and prosecution of Abusive Head Trauma cases is fraught with perceived contradictions in the medical literature.  In fact, AHT is very well accepted medical concept worldwide which is [...]

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Kim D'Amico
Julie Schoen

Over the last few years, greater awareness on elder abuse paved the way to numerous initiatives to elevate the criminal justice field’s proactive measures and response to such incidents. [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), first enacted in 1990 and amended in 2009 was put into place to eradicate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. In the workplace setting, ADA works to [...]

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Lydia Newlin
Jeralita “Jeri” Costa

For most of us, stories of domestic violence involve two people in a relationship and turn of events that for some reason, drives one of them to inflict pain to [...]

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Roger Blevins
Dyanne Greer

Young children and infants are incapable of coherently recounting abuse they experienced. This becomes a challenge to justice and medical professionals who want to ensure that the children are safe [...]

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Michelle Welch

Investigation and prosecution are two complex aspects of criminal justice. This gets even more tricky when the law to be applied is relatively new. Brought about by a new awareness [...]

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Roger Blevins
Dyanne Greer

Abusive head trauma/inflicted traumatic brain injury cases (formerly “shaken baby syndrome”) are among the most difficult child physical abuse cases to prosecute.  Investigators & prosecutors are often overwhelmed when [...]

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Vicki Assegued

The concept of Restorative Justice may seem new and unfamiliar for most people, but this system’s roots go as far back into history and is used throughout the world, [...]

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Jessica Rock

Animal cruelty is now recognized as a legitimate crime and has been gaining more and more support from all concerned sectors. As a relatively novel crime, it is not without [...]

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Courtroom Witness
Jessica Rock

Law enforcement’s responsibility is to serve and protect. This includes responding to calls, enforcing laws, and make arrests. It is also a part of law enforcement’s job to [...]

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Roger Blevins
Dyanne Greer

Medical reports and records make all the difference when it comes to proving child abuse cases. The medical field is one of the most prestigious career paths that entail years [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

It is mandated that the government, specifically law enforcement and prosecution, is bound to disclose exculpatory evidence as decreed in various US Supreme Court rulings including the landmark cases of [...]

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Dyanne Greer
Hilary Weinberg

Medical records are often critical in criminal cases, as they detail the medical diagnosis/treatment that may form the basis of criminal charges.   However, they can be daunting when law [...]

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Chris Williams
Nick Sayner, MPA

Unlike the other branches of the justice system, Pretrial is fairly new. When you ask the public about their understanding of the role and purpose of Pretrial service they might [...]

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Patrick Beumler
Hilary Weinberg

Domestic Violence can be a problematic case. The community might not want to meddle with such cases with the belief that such disputes must be dealt with by the family [...]

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Kate Loudenslagel
Hilary Weinberg

This course discusses the challenges faced in the investigation and prosecution of drowning cases.  We will discuss some tips in investigating these cases and thoughts on how to present these [...]

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Jon Eliason

Using confidential informants has always been a challenge. While there are times when using a CI is useful and can gain law enforcement agencies valuable information they might get in [...]

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Hilary Weinberg
Tarah White

The crime of strangulation hasn’t always been given its due. The prevailing attitude towards strangulation for decades was “if it didn’t kill the victim, then things will be [...]

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Tom O'Connell
Kathy Waters

Creating a Culture of Pretrial Release in Arizona: Examining the Use of Bail Bonds and Pretrial Services As outlined in its Strategic Agenda, Advancing Justice Together, the Arizona Supreme Court [...]

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Jim Seeger
Hilary Weinberg

In 1960, a person could expect to live until they were about 69. Today? “Sixty is the new 50.” With better health care, diet and exercise, most of us are living longer: the [...]

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Kim MacEachern
Jon Eliason

  This course will focus on the importance of communications between the police and prosecutor in terms of turning over evidence to the defense – especially evidence that might exonerate the [...]

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Keith Manning

During this webinar you will learn: How media has corrupted the jury pool’s understanding of forensics and firearms Common myths of the modern gunfight The valuable forensic evidence that [...]

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Karyn Rasile

"Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence “(Strack and Gwinn, 2011). In fact, one study explains that a victim whom is strangled by their partner is seven [...]

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We always love hearing feedback from our webinar audiences. Here's just one comment one of our audience members shared regarding Effective Communication and Active Listening for Criminal Justice Professionals with [...]

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Webinar Presenters Kathleen Ward and Kate Youssouf answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Importance of Pre-Sentence Forensic Psychological Evaluations in Animal Cruelty Cases. Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Wes Dotson answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Ask Me Anything: About Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Criminal Justice System. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Michelle Welch answered a number of your questions after her webinar,  Pocket Pets and Beyond: The Investigation and Prosecution of Pet Stores. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Katharine Manning answered a number of your questions after her webinar. Burnout and Resilience: What Criminal Justice Professionals Need to Know. Here are just a few of her [...]

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Webinar presenter Jenna DeRango answered a number of your questions after her webinar,  Explaining the Unexplained: Investigating Child Fatalities for Successful Prosecutions. Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Menefee answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Understanding the Impact of Virtual Meetings with People on Probation. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar Presenters Sara Micflikier and Chris Schopen answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Victim Interview: Adapting the Forensic Interview Model to Sexually Trafficked Minors.  Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Tira Hubbard answered a number of your questions after her webinar, The Changing Face of Probation: Supervising Justice-Involved Women - The Pathway In and Out of the System. [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Gomez answered a number of your questions after his presentation, How Criminal Justice Can Work Better with Therapists in Youth and Family Cases: The Magic Decoder [...]

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Webinar presenter Jack Harris answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Anger Management: An Essential Part of Helping Keep Good People Good. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jackalyn Rainosek answered a number of your questions after her webinar, Overcoming the Barriers to Change: Lessons for Criminal Justice Professionals. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Wendy Dutton answered a number of your questions after her webinar, The Power of Suggestion: What Justice Professionals Need to Know When Questioning Witnesses. Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter Emily Lewis answered a number of your questions after her webinar, Stand Up for the Animals with a Case You Can Stand Behind. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter David Kennedy answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Understanding Homicide and Gun Violence. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Tyler [...]

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Webinar presenter Shannon Magnuson answered a number of your questions after her webinar, Making Space for More Compassion with Fewer Rules: Reducing Conditions of Probation to Improve Successful Completion of [...]

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During her webinar Dr. Jackalyn Rainosek shared a number of great insights during the webinar, Change is a Process, not an Event: Lessons for Criminal Justice Professionals. Here’s just [...]

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During her webinar Katherine Manning shared a number of great insights during the webinar, Trauma Informed Leadership: Lessons for Criminal Justice Professionals. Here’s just one of her great reminders. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Hilary Weinberg and Alex Lange answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Problem Solving Prosecutor: Improving the Quality of Life of Our Communities. Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter David Rosengard answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Lions and Tigers and Speech and Religion, Oh Mi! Applying an Animal-Forward Lens to First Amendment Jurisprudence. [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Gomez answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Creating a Legitimate, Trauma-Informed Court: They Didn't Teach Us This in Law School. Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter Rachel Ramirez answered a number of your questions after her webinar, The Long-Term Impacts of Non-Fatal Strangulation. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Phil Arkow answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Connecting the Dots in Civil and Criminal Justice: Protecting People by Focusing on Animal Abuse. Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Brenda Dietzman answered a number of your questions after her webinar, Organizational Stress from the Front Line Perspective. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Mahoney answered a number of your questions after her webinar, Order in the Court: Offender Abuse and Control via the Judicial System. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Ed Sherman answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Achieving Effective Outcomes through Staff Communication. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Wes Dotson answered a number of your questions after his presentation,  More Case Studies in Criminal Justice Interactions with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Here are just a [...]

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Awww... Nicole, you totally made our day!   Check out our whole lineup of webinars here.  

Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Gomez answered a number of your questions after his presentation, My Court Date is Next Week: How Can We Best Help Traumatized Youth in the Legal [...]

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What a powerful statement Rachel Ramirez made during her 2-part webinar series, "The Invisible Epidemic: Addressing Traumatic Brain Injury, Strangulation and Domestic Violence (part 2)." "Strangulation stays with a survivor forever." &[...]

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We really liked this comment that Deborah Johnson made during her webinar, "Preparing for Trial: Lessons for Courtroom Testimony." "Jurors need to know you, like you, and trust you... only [...]

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Deborah Johnson shared so many great tips and reminders during her two-part webinar series, "When Things Get Tough: Lessons for Courtroom Testimony." "If you want your words to be powerful, [...]

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Rod Underhill made a number of great points during the presentation Attention Prosecutors: Here's Why and How to Elevate Your Office's Trust and Legitimacy Practices. Here's just one of our [...]

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Webinar presenters Emily LaGratta, Camila Andrade Gripp and Rod Underhill answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Attention Prosecutors: Here's Why and How to Elevate Your Office's Trust [...]

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Webinar presenter Daniel Coble answered a number of your questions after his presentation, He Said, She Said: When Hearsay Can Come into Court. Here are just a few of his [...]

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Webinar presenter Deborah Johnson answered a number of your questions after her presentation When Things Get Tough: Lessons for Courtroom Testimony. Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jackalyn Rainosek answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Pain Comes from Resistance to Change: The Ways to Embrace Change. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Wendy Dutton answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Preparing for a Forensic Interview of a Child: What Criminal Justice Professionals Need to Know.  Here are [...]

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Awww, Nicole, you made us blush. Thank you for your kind words!         To learn more about our upcoming webinars, click here. To learn how to become [...]

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Webinar presenter Margaret Crowley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Crime and Punishment: Exploring Restorative Justice and Peacemaking. Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Wes Dotson answered a number of your questions after his presentation, What Criminal Justice Professionals Need to Understand about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Here are just a few [...]

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Michael Daniels’ webinar,  MERCI: How the Maslow-Enhanced Re-Entry Capital Index Benefits Re-Entry Success, had so many insights. Here's just one that caught our attention.   "Remember, we get what we [...]

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Michael Daniels' webinar,  MERCI: How the Maslow-Enhanced Re-Entry Capital Index Benefits Re-Entry Success, was so eye-opening, breathing new life into standard concepts such as the Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid.  [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Gomez answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Addressing Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Children and Adolescents. Here are just a few of his responses. &[...]

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Problems, no matter the type, typically are better addressed proactively, as Tracy Ertl reminded us during her webinar, Protecting Interpersonal Work Relationships: Lessons for Criminal Justice Professionals. Here's just one [...]

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Webinar presenter Judge Brandon Birmingham answered a number of your questions after his presentation, A Practioner's Guide to the Identification and Analysis of Criminative Evidence.  Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenters Sara E Mahoney and Judge Eugene Hyman answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Court's Eyes and Ears: The Importance of Interagency Collaboration with Probation. [...]

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Webinar presenters Martin Stark and Dr. John Schultz answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Investigation and Prosecution of Criminal Vehicular  Homicide Cases: The Prosecution Rests (Part 3). [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Sandra Antoniak answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Can't I Just Go Home?" Interview Techniques, Neurodevelopment and the Twin Specters of False Allegation and [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Amber Simpler answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Competency Restoration in Jails: A Versatile Response to the Competency Crisis.  Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter  Brandon Birmingham answered a number of your questions after his presentation,  Enucleated: A Case Study of Charles Albright, the Eyeball Killer. Here are just a few of his [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Wendy Dutton and Lindsay Gephardt answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Forensic Interviews of Children: What Justice Professionals Need to Know. Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter Jake Kamins answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Top 10 Ways to Screw Up Your Case. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Ray Guidetti answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Building a Crime Gun Intelligence Capability. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Judge Brandon Birmingham answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Tex and Charlie: The People of California v Charles "Tex" Watson.  Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter David Rosengard answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Prosecuting Farmed Animal Cruelty.  Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Lorie's asking, [...]

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Webinar presenter David Rosengard answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Courtroom Animal Advocate Programs: At the Crossroads of Crime Victim Law and Animal Law.  Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter Emily LaGratta answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Communicating Trust: Can Simple Website Edits Boost Legitimacy? Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenters Hilary Weinberg and Ed Paine answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Preparing Witnesses and Experts for Trial. Here are just a few of their responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Michelle Welch answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Making the Call: Simple, Gross Neglect or Animal Cruelty. Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Lindsay Gephardt answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Make the Call: Child Discipline or Child Abuse? Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter David Rosengard answered a number of your questions after his presentation When the Evidence Needs a Home: Best Practices for Pre-Conviction Forfeiture Statute Use.  Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Emily LaGratta answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Measuring Fairness: Using Client Feedback to Enhance Our Work. Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Julie Schoen and Alexis Calleros answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement: It's Not Just for Law Enforcement.  Here [...]

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Webinar presenters Hilary Weinberg and Jennifer Heisig answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Building Peer Support Programs for Prosecutors. Here are just a few of their responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Byron O'Neil and  Noreen Charlton answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Capturing the Truth: HOw 3D Technology Can Help Your Agency Manage Officer-Involved Incidents. Here [...]

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Webinar presenter Adam Leath answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Video Testimony: The Virtual Courtroom for the ACO.  Here are just a few of his responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Janne Gaub and Dr. Carolyn Naoroz answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Understanding the Impact of Police Body-Worn Cameras on Public Defenders.  Here are [...]

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Webinar presenters Roger Blevins and Frankie Grimsman answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Prosecution of Child Neglect Cases.  Here are just a few of their responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Kim Basinger and Roger Blevins answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Understanding Sexual Abuse Examinations in Investigation and Prosecution Efforts. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Judge Brandon Birmingham answered a number of your questions after his presentation, The United States v Timothy James McVeigh: The Oklahoma City Bombing Trial.  Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter David Rosengard answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Understanding Wildlife Animal Cruelty. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Do states [...]

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Webinar presenters Rick Miller, John Schow, Tim Hardy, and Dr. Joe Barton answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Application of Kids at Hope: A Cultural Strategy. [...]

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Webinar presenter Judge Brandon Birmingham answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Jack Ruby: The Original Trial of the Century. Here are just a few of his responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Emily LaGratta and Jim Newman answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Communicating for Trust Building. Here are just a few of their responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Miller answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Examining the Power and Science of Hope: Understanding Kids@Hope for Justice Professionals. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenters Emily Lewis and David Rosengard answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Status of Animals in Criminal Cruelty Animal Cases. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Gipsy Escobar answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Using Data and Performance Measurement to Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Sandra Antoniak answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Worst of Both Worlds: Risk-Taking and the Transitional Age Brain. Here are just a few [...]

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Sherrill Wayland and Bonnie Olsen shared some insightful information during their webinar, Increased Risks for Elder Abuse among the LGBTQ Community: What Justice Professionals Need to Know. Here’s just [...]

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Webinar presenter Jake Kamins answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Working and Managing Inter-Agency Relationships: Investigating and Prosecuting Animal Abuse Cases. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenters Bob Troyer and Tom Brandon answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Preserving and Enhancing Your Violent Crime Reduction Program in the Era of "De-Funding."  Here [...]

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Webinar presenter Jessica Johnson answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Large Scale Animal Cruelty Seizures. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: Who [...]

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Webinar presenter Lindsay Gephardt answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Evidence-Based Prosecutions: Building Your Case One Puzzle Piece at a Time. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Katharine Manninganswered a number of your questions after her presentation, Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights.  Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: How [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Wes Dotson answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Building Competence and Confidence in Our Clients: Incorporating Social Skills Instruction into Already-Occurring Interactions. Here are [...]

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Jake Kamins shared some incredible insights and advice during his webinar, "Working with Your Local Vet: Creating Veterinary Partnerships among Law Enforcement, Prosecution, and Your Veterinary Community.” Here’s just [...]

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Webinar presenters Sara Mahoney and Mary Walsh answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The New York State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team: Implications for Probation. Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Jake Kamins answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Working with Your Local Vets: Creating Partnerships among Law Enforcement, Prosecution and your Veterinary Community.  Here are [...]

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Hilary Weinberg shared extraordinary information and statistics during her webinar, “Traumatic Brain Injury: It’s Not Just about Football.” This was just one. "43% of women who were murdered in domestic [...]

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Hilary Weinberg shared extraordinary information and statistics during her webinar, "Traumatic Brain Injury: It's Not Just about Football." This was just one. "1.3-1.5 million women experience Interpersonal Violence in their [...]

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Webinar presenter Hilary Weinberg answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Traumatic Brain Injury: It's Not Just about Football. Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Claudine Wilkins answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Dangerous Dog Cases: Tips on Investigations and Prosecutions. Here are just a few of her responses. Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Jessica Rock answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Domestic Violence & DV Investigations. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: What [...]

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Webinar presenter Michelle Welch answered a number of your questions after her presentation, So in Other Words, How Do You Speak in Your Judge's Langauge?  Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Victoria Riechers answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Working with Sexual Assault Survivors with Disabilities. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Michelle Welch shared incredible insights and advice during her webinar, "In Other Words... How Do You Speak Your Judge's Language?" But we especially loved this reminder.   "Never stop fighting [...]

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Webinar presenters Judge Brandon Birmingham and Dr. Jill Johansson-Love answered a number of your questions after their presentation, A View from the Bench: Understanding Judicial Decision Making as it Relates [...]

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Webinar presenters Roger Blevins and Laurie Blevins answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Presenting Medical Evidence in Child Abuse Cases. Here are just a few of their [...]

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Webinar presenters Michelle Welch and Amy Taylor answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Witness Preparation: How to Effectively Prepare Your Experts and Witnesses to Win Your Cases. [...]

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Webinar presenter Jake Kamins answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Animals as Victims: Charging and the Law. Here are just a few of his responses, edited for [...]

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Webinar presenter Michelle Welch answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Investigating and Prosecuting Animal Sexual Abuse Cases. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenters Michael Gingold and Shannon Struble answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Changing Face of Gangs and Criminal Organizations. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenters Hilary Weinberg and Kate Loudenslagel answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Investigation and Prosecution of Strangulation Cases. Here are just a few of their [...]

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Webinar presenter Elizabeth Ortiz answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Ethics and Human Bias. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: How do [...]

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  Webinar presenter Cherice Hopkins answered a number of your questions after her presentation, From Child Welfare to the Juvenile Justice System: Disrupting the Abuse to Prison Pipeline. Here are [...]

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Webinar presenters Richard Samuels and  Michelle Welch answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Advanced Cock Fighting Investigations and Prosecutions. Here are just a few of their responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Claudine Wilkins answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Prosecutor and Law Enforcement Tools in Animal Abuse Cases.  Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Laurie Blevins and Roger Blevins answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Presenting Medical Evidence in Child Sexual Abuse Cases.  Here are just a few of [...]

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Christina McCale

For some people, the worst day of their lives is the day they go to jail. But for some inmates in Florida's Orange County Correctional Department, it can actually become [...]

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Love this thought from Kathy Waters, State Director of Arizona's Adult Probation Program...and thank you for all you do for the justice community!     To Learn More, visit [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, What Justice Professionals Need to Know about Garrity: Myths & Realities.    Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenters Marisa McKeown and Ron Nichols answered a number of your questions after their presentation, NIBIN-Led Policing: A Prosecutor's Perspective.  Here are just a few of their responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Amy Taylor and Michelle Welch answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Advanced Techniques in Dog Fighting Investigations.   Here are just a few of their responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Judge Brandon Birmingham and Dr. Jill Johansson-Love answered a number of your questions after their presentation, An Approach to High Lethality Domestic Violence Offenders: The Accountability Court Model.  [...]

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Webinar presenter Hilary Weinberg and Donielle Wright answered a number of your questions after their presentation, How to Handle Recanting Witnesses. Here are just a few of their responses.   &[...]

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Webinar presenter Judge Michael Latham answered a number of your questions after his presentation, From Detention to Legacy: The Creation of the Legacy Teen Center. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Federal Statutes and Who is Not Allowed to Possess Firearms. Here are just a few of his [...]

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Christina McCale

Whether you grew up watching Gun Smoke, fantasizing about driving a Ford Gran Torino like Starsky & Hutch, or working cases like the Law & Order crew, being a "good [...]

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Webinar presenter Michelle Welch of the Virginia Attorney General's Office answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Advanced Techniques for Dog Fighting Prosecutions. Here are just a few [...]

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We loved this statement Michelle Welch made during her webinar, Advanced Techniques for Dog Fighting Prosecutions, about the importance of keeping perspective and being willing to humble yourself to have [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “The ADA for Justice Professionals.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Does the [...]

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Webinar presenter Michelle Welch answered a number of your questions after her presentation, “Creating an Animal Abuse & Cruelty Unit.” Here are a few of her responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenters Dyanne Greer and Roger Blevins answered a number of your questions after their presentation, “Abusive Head Trauma Part 2.” Here are a few of their responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Michelle Welch of the Virginia Attorney General's Office shared some incredible insights and advice during her webinar, "Combatting Cock Fighting: What Investigators and Prosecutors Need to Know." Here’s just [...]

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Webinar presenters Dyanne Greer and Roger Blevins  answered a number of your questions after their presentation, “Abusive Head Trauma for Prosecutors & Investigators.” Here are a few of their responses. &[...]

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Truly listening -- whether to a victim, a colleague or a partner -- starts with respect. During her webinar, “Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Dialogue,” Vicki Assegued provided excellent advice for [...]

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Webinar presenter Michelle Welch answered a number of your questions after his presentation  "What Investigators and Prosecutors Need to Know about Building Cases Against Cock Fighting Perpetrators." Here are a [...]

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Webinar presenters Sabath Huttle and Krystle Curley of the King County Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Domestic [...]

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Webinar presenters Sandra Shanahan and Kimberly Wyatt of the Domestic Violence Regional Firearms Enforcement Unit answered a number of your questions after their webinar, "Domestic Violence and Firearm [...]

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During their presentation, "Domestic Violence and Firearm Relinquishment: From Honor System to Actual Enforcement," presenters Sandra Shanahan and Kim Wyatt shared a great saying they learned from their own supervisor, [...]

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Christina McCale

For some people, the idea of having to testify in a court case might be as appealing as getting a root canal. But for many justice professionals, the concept of [...]

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Christina McCale

Domestic violence and guns can be a lethal combination. In 2014, Washington State adopted a firearms relinquishment law allowing courts to issue “Orders to Surrender Weapons” when entering certain types of [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Giglio, Brady and Discipline Disclosures: What Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Need to Know." Here are [...]

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Christina McCale

What is the Brady case and what does it have to do with you as a law enforcement officer or prosecutor? And who is Giglio? If you're confused by these [...]

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Christina McCale

Medical records can be a roadmap for understanding what has happened to a victim. But unlike the medical dramas on TV, medical records can be hard to read, challenging to [...]

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Webinar presenter Chris Lindberg answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "DNA Basics: Understanding DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions." Here are some of his [...]

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A powerful comment from San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan in the San Diego County Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Blueprint 2018. "Our civilization will be judged on how we [...]

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Christina McCale

Very few things happen quite like they are depicted on TV, especially when it comes to crime investigation. But DNA has become more and more important to investigators and prosecutors [...]

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Christina McCale

Many people have the mistaken idea that "pre-trial services" simply find ways to randomly release people from jail. But nothing could be further from the truth. By using evidence-based, decision-making [...]

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Christina McCale

Thanks to changing ideology to technology solutions, pretrial services is experiencing extraordinary change. But how can you incorporate and adapt to those changes in your own organization?   Join us [...]

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Domestic violence is a widespread problem for both law enforcement and public health. Unfortunately, it gets swept under the rug. Despite how actions involved in domestic violence can result in [...]

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Christina McCale

According to government statistics between 3-4 million children ages 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year.  Ninety-five percent of these cases involve female victims -- typically [...]

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Christina McCale

Most people agree that people who abuse animals are cruel. But there's an evolving line of thinking that by looking at these crimes against animals, sometimes you can also make [...]

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Christina McCale

There is no "silver bullet" for solving gun crime. Solving gun crime requires looking at every discharge of firearms, collaboration among a region's agencies, an understanding of the processes and [...]

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The Justice Clearinghouse
Based on a webinar presentation, check out these 11 tips for how to effectively prosecute and investigate hot car deaths. 
Christina McCale

Let's face it, sometimes government agency systems can be... frustrating? daunting to navigate? Some might even say demoralizing to the very people who need the services the most. Clients or [...]

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This infographic highlights the challenges faced in the investigation and prosecution of drowning cases.  It shares investigative tips, the unique challenges, and how to present these kinds of cases [...]

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Based on a webinar, this infographic highlights how Arizona began shifting from a culture of detention to a culture of release at the pretrial stage with an emphasis on evidence-based [...]

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Christina McCale

Each year, 37 kids - not to mention hundreds of pets - die from heatstroke because they were left in a hot car. It's a senseless death: entirely driven from a [...]

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Christina McCale

The statistics are just astonishing. 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have been the victims of elder abuse. Further, "The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that for [...]

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Christina McCale

We all will grow older. But that doesn't mean that as older people, we should become victims to elder abuse. But according to recent statistics, all too often, that can [...]

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Christina McCale

  Join webinar hosts Hilary Weinberg and Kate Loudenslagel of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to learn: challenges faced in the investigation and prosecution of drowning cases,  tips in investigating [...]

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Christina McCale

It'll only be a few minutes. 15 at most? A warm day. You'll just be popping into the dry cleaner to pick up the laundry - what harm could it be? [...]

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Christina McCale

No one wants to think about the possibility of an innocent person being wrongfully convicted. From Blackstone to Benjamin Franklin; Voltaire, to even the book of Genesis, it's a long-held [...]

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Christina McCale

Using confidential informants can be fraught with challenges. Between guidelines and case law, prosecutors and law enforcement officers have clear benchmarks for using informants while they build their cases. Join [...]

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This infographic, based on a webinar, provides the key types of elder abuse, its frequency, and how justice professionals can identify it.
confidential informants
Based on webinar content, this infographic provides 11 key tips for prosecutors and law enforcement officers when managing confidential informants.   
Christina McCale

The crime of strangulation hasn’t always been given its due. The prevailing attitude towards strangulation for decades was “if it didn’t kill the victim, then things will be [...]

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Christina McCale

  Incarcerating people prior to trial is fraught with challenges. It can be a costly process – both to the system as well as to those involved in the proceedings. Based [...]

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Christina McCale

  It’s an unthinkable, unspeakable crime that happens every day in cities large and small across America. Its victims are from all walks of life, from all socioeconomic backgrounds. [...]

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