National Institute of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Laboratory Division
The nature of trace, or "transfer," evidence is highly variable, and trace evidence can be found at nearly every crime or accident scene. Trace evidence is considered one of the most diverse of the forensic disciplines because it can include the analysis of hair, fiber, paint, glass, dirt/dust, botanical material, arson/fire debris, explosives and impression evidence. While trace evidence is rarely the only evidence available in an investigation, identifying the origin of foreign material found at a crime scene and linking such material with material from different locations can be a powerful evidentiary finding.
Recognizing the important impact that trace evidence has on criminal investigations and, ultimately, on our justice system, the National Institute of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Laboratory Division are co-sponsoring a Trace Evidence Symposium. The theme of the 2011 Symposium is "Science, Significance and Impact."
Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, rape crisis workers, criminalists, crime scene investigators, physicians, nurses, forensic examiners, and EMS personnel for this cutting edge conference.
We will focus on a broad array of emerging forensic practices, in sexual assault, interpersonal violence, human trafficking, child and elder abuse in both an urban and rural environment. This conference is designed to provide a multidisciplinary interactive and joint educational opportunity regarding promising practices when working with victims of violence.
Topics will include working with multidisciplinary teams and learning to consider all of the forensic implications on the street, in healthcare settings, and in the court room. Since violence is a health care crisis, we will focus on approaching forensic issues in a collaborative, coordinated, compassionate, competent, caring, victim-centered process.
Office for Victims of Crime-Training and Technical Assistance Center
Instructors: Kevin “Kip” Lowe & Anne Seymour
This course is designed for victim service providers and allied professionals who develop and deliver training but do not have a formal background or extensive experience in adult education or instructional design. This interactive training helps participants build the knowledge and practical skills they need to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate quality-training programs. During the training, participants will apply new concepts and skills by developing a lesson plan for a training for their agency. In this training, participants will:
Learn the basic principles of adult learning.
Explore a range of training techniques and activities that meet the needs of those with different learning styles.
Prepare a lesson plan for a one-day training course that includes goals, objectives, a content outline, and an outline of activities.
Hone presentation skills by learning how to organize lectures and apply five principles of effective communication.
Examine ways to facilitate training, create a positive learning environment, and ensure productive group activities.
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child and Elder Abuse...From Scene to Courtroom
Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, nurses, victim advocates, judges, rape crisis workers, criminalists, crime scene investigators, physicians, military criminal justice and healthcare providers, forensic examiners, and EMS personnel for this cutting edge conference. We will focus on a broad array of emerging forensic practices, in sexual assault, interpersonal violence, human traffi cking, child and elder abuse in both an urban and rural environment.
This conference is designed to provide a multidisciplinary interactive and joint educational opportunity regarding promising practices when working with victims of violence. Topics will include working with multidisciplinary teams and learning to consider all of the forensic implications on the street, in healthcare settings, and in the court room. Since violence is a health care crisis, we will focus on approaching forensic issues in a caring, collaborative, coordinated, compassionate, competent, and victim-centered process.
Register online. Once you’re on the Classes and Events page go to “class title” and select “Forensic Conference” from the dropdown menu. Questions about registration? Call St. Luke’s NurseLine at 816-932-6220.
Sgt. Joanne Archambault (Training/Executive Director of End Violence Against Women International)
Ryan Rezelle, MFS (Johnson County Crime Lab Supervisor)
Dr. Timothy Kutz (Child Protection Director, St. Louis, MO)
Detective Catherine Johnson (Adult Sex Crimes, KCPD)
Dr. Mary Dudley (Forensic Pathologist & Coroner, KCMO)
Dr. Besant Matthews (Former Deputy Chief Medical Examiner)
The Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Justice Research and Statistics Association
Meeting Justice Policy Challenges Through Research and Statistics
This conference focuses on the use of research and statistics in the creation of strategies to meet policy challenges in the justice system. The conference brings together justice professionals from government and academia to share the latest data and research, discuss ways of improving the quality of justice data and research in the states, and promote the use of data and research in policy development. program includes more than 20 panel sessions on systemwide topics, in addition to an opening plenary session on crime trends.
In conjunction with the conference, pre and postconference skill-building seminars will be offered on October 20, 21, and 24.Topics include mapping, cost-benefit analysis, evaluation methods and related issues, evidence-based programming, risk assessment, statistics, and using data effectively.
On Thursday, April 23, the UMKC and Kansas City communities are invited to wear jeans in honor of Denim Day. Denim Day has been internationally celebrated since 1999 in protest of an Italian High Court ruling that overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. Enraged by the verdict, women of the Italian Legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans to work. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest. On April 23, university students, staff, and faculty members are invited to wear denim and participate in our Denim Day celebration.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s (UMKC) Violence Prevention and Response Project, in collaboration with the Women’s Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, the Activity and Program Council, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and other campus and community organizations, is hosting the 2009 Take Back the Night March and Rally as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.UMKC’s Take Back the Night march will take place on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. There will be a pre-march rally at 6:30 p.m. at the UMKC Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, including free refreshments and information on local advocacy groups. A march to JC Nichols Fountain will be begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by a speakout at the Fountain at 8 p.m.
2nd Annual Forensics Investigation
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse—From Scene to Courtroom
This program is designed to educate healthcare providers regarding the standard of practice when working with victims of violence. Topics will include learning to work within a multidisciplinary role with law enforcement, learning to implement forensic medicine and nursing into medicine and nursing practice and understanding that violence is a healthcare crisis and the role that professionals play in implementing the healing process. The conference is designed for physicians, nurses, public health employees, law enforcement representatives, EMS, prosecutors and community advocates.
For additional information contact Carol Osborne at 816-932-3737 weekdays, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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