National Center for Victims of Crime
2010

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.

End Violence Against Women International
2010

This module is designed to directly confront the difficult question of false reporting.  It presents realistic dynamics of sexual assault crimes.  

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
2013

This audio podcast is an interview with Rachel Gregory, the Prevention Education Coordinator and Youth Counselor at Safe Harbors. Rachel discussed some basic logistics for her center’s collaboration with their local Child Advocacy Center, focusing on the importance of forging through difficulties to show the value of an advocate and that every community partner plays a role in keeping services child-focused.

NSVRC
2014

In this course victim service professionals will review trauma-informed practices for working with children surviving sexual abuse, learn role-specific recommendations for working with these children, and identify new ideas for collaborating with other professionals.

National Judicial Education Program of Legal Momentum

This online course covers the legal, medical and social science aspects of intimate partner sexual abuse. It is focused on judges but is also intended for a multidisciplinary audience including court personnel. You can treat this website as a course and take it straight through or as a resource, accessing the background resources, modules, developing issues, recommendations and case studies on an as-needed basis.
 

National Judicial Education Program, Legal Momentum
2013

This webinar recording provides information on critical aspects of cases of intimate partner sexual violence. It discusses scenarios, legal considerations for prosecution, and impact to victims of this crime.

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National Institute of Justice
2013

This 2 hour recording of the Policy and Practice Forum held on September 19, 2013. The panelists discuss innovative practices and research across law enforcement and justice systems, science and medicine.

DNA Initiative
2012

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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.

End Violence Against Women International
2010

Although penal code definitions of criminal sex offenses vary, most are conceptually similar and can be understood by analyzing their elements.  This type of analysis is represented in the charts provided with this module.  By following the charts and making a series of decisions, law enforcement investigators can determine not only which specific crime was committed but also frame the entire investigative strategy based on the defense that is most likely to be raised. 

VAWnet, The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
2010

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.
 

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