Making Your Case: Evidence-Based Prosecution
Presented by John Wilkinson, AEquitas Attorney Advisor
A recurring concern in domestic violence cases is whether and how the victim will testify at trial. Many victims are subject to intense pressures—including intimidation and manipulation—that discourage them from participating in a criminal prosecution. When victims do participate, they may minimize the level of violence or the defendant’s culpability, recant prior statements, or testify for the defense. While these cases present unique challenges, they can still be prosecuted successfully.
This webinar recording focuses on:
Evidence-based considerations that enable prosecutors to remain victim-centered and to try cases where the victim is an absent or reluctant witness.
Investigative techniques that support a comprehensive approach to the identification and documentation of evidence, including evidence of intimidation and manipulation.
Trial strategies, including the use of expert testimony to explain victim behavior, that will enable the jury to return a guilty verdict regardless of whether or how the victim testifies.
Allied justice system professionals including but not limited to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, probation and parole officers, and judges are encouraged to register for this webinar recording.
This one-hour 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 recording of the September 16, 2016 webinar.
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