Technical Evidence in Stalking Prosecutions: Where to Get It and How to Get It In
Presented by Elaina Roberts, Stalking Resource Center Program Attorney and
John Wilkinson, AEquitas Attorney Advisor
More than 7.5 million people in the United States are affected by stalking every year, with some studies indicating that one in four victims report use of technology by the offender. The use of personal computers, mobile devices, and other technology in stalking activity presents challenges for the prosecutor who must connect the activity to the defendant. Prosecutors must be familiar with the sources of available evidence, how to obtain it from technology providers, and how to present it effectively to a jury.
This webinar covered the applicable rules of evidence and relevant case law associated with proving a technology-facilitated stalking case, and provided strategies on when and how to introduce technical evidence and overcome common objections at trial.
AEquitas strongly encourages registrants to participate in the Stalking Resource Center’s online course, The Use of Technology to Stalk. This online course is a self-paced, interactive course that will provide participants with a better understanding of the technology offenders use to locate, harass, and surveil their victims.
Prosecutors and allied justice system professionals including, but not limited to, law enforcement officers, community-based service providers, and judges are encouraged to view this webinar recording.
This webinar recording should qualify prosecutors for one (1.0) hour of continuing legal education credit. Prosecutors are encouraged to contact their state bar association in reference to application requirements and related fees.
Click here to view the February 27, 2015 webinar.
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