In this webinar recording Dr. Rebecca Campbell discusses the neurobiology of sexual assault and the effect trauma has on victim behavior. Her work examines how rape crisis centers and the legal, medical, and mental health systems respond to the needs of adult, adolescent, and pediatric victims of sexual assault. A transcript of the webinar is also available.
This course provides 13 modules, giving a comprehensive discussion of recommended practices for the forensic expert to follow when preparing for and testifying in court. Because laws may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, experts are advised to check with local attorney(s) and become familiar with the laws applicable in the court where they will testify. You must register to participate in this module. A PDF version of this course is also available for download.
This interactive website provides information on what is termed "CSI Theory." Aimed at aiding officers of the court, video clips discuss how to address public perceptions about criminal investigation and prosecution gained from television crime drama.
VAWnet, The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
This 30 minute online learning tool is adapted from the Applied Research Paper, Marital Rape: New research and directions by Raquel Kennedy Bergen. Participants will learn the definition, risk factors, and effects of marital rape and will be able to identify potential intervention strategies.
Virginia Department of Health, Division for Injury and Violence Prevention
This online course discusses statutory sexual assault and coercion in the state of Virginia. It discusses related laws and legal issues, information perpetrators and victims of statutory sexual assault, and health outcomes and consequences.
U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
This seminar includes presentations by Dr. Jeffrey Edleson, University of Minnesota, Dr. Taryn Lindhorst, University of Washington, and Ms. Sudha Shetty, University of Minnesota. It explores international child abduction cases involving domestic violence. Presenters discuss their experiences in researching these cases and advocating for mothers' rights in court.
In this podcast, Prevent Connect's David Lee interviews Jennifer Middlebrooks, Acting Team Lead of the Health Communication and Education Team of the Division of Violence Prevention. They discuss the CDC's newly released online course " Principles of Prevention." This free online course features interviews with leading experts in the field, dynamic graphics, interactive exercises and compelling storytelling that makes the case for violence prevention. (10 min)
This webinar recording provides information about forensic DNA testing process and how forensic DNA profiles are generated from evidence and matched through the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). Hear how CODIS functions in forensic crime laboratories in the United States, its architecture, and eligibility requirements for DNA samples (offender, crime scene, missing persons), and learn about the various types of DNA analysis that can be performed by crime labs.
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