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Investigating Sexual Violence - Policy Forum: Emerging Solutions and Best Practices

Event Dates
All times are Eastern Time unless noted otherwise.
Event Duration
2.5 hours

The investigation of sexual violence requires the very best from our criminal justice system. The individuals who commit these crimes, particularly those of the most violent nature, must be identified, captured, and brought to justice before they assault again. The investigation of these crimes, however, is remarkably complex and requires extensive cooperation and active communication across disciplines.

This two-hour Policy and Practices Forum will convene experienced and knowledgeable subject matter experts in various fields contributing to the investigation and processing of cases involving sexual violence. The presenters, whose experience spans decades, will explore the complex relationship between law enforcement, science, medicine, and the judicial system. As they will explain, innovative jurisdictional practices and scientific research producing valuable solutions and insight that can empower our criminal justice system to better respond to the heinous acts of sexual predators. The result of these enhanced approaches is the better collection of evidence, faster laboratory testing, improved case management, and more reliable prosecution of offenders

Contact Information
To ask questions about this course or for help with registration or login, contact the Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence.

Event Type
Event Option(s)
Online, On demand
NIJ Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (RTI International)
Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, Ph.D., D-ABFT
RTI International
Eileen Allen, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, SANE-P
Monmouth County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program
Ted Robert Hunt, J.D.
Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, Kansas City, Missouri
Kris Rose
Office for Victims of Crime
Registration Status
​Free and open to all.

​Certificate of Completion

Date Created: April 15, 2015