Friday, April 25, 2014
Friday Registration: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Service Is Everything: A New Paradigm For Service Excellence
Mark Anthony Garrett
This highly informative, inspirational and intriguing message will enable participants to enhance their professional abilities in the areas of communication, leadership, valuing others, building relationships, and mastering service excellence. Those in attendance will also learn 7 service excellence principles designed for personal empowerment, organizational advancement, strengthening teams, mastering emotions, inspiring others and operating with a spirit of excellence. In addition, participants will be given critical information on the psychology of what is needed to become a high performance individual.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Visit Summit Store & Exhibits
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Susan Powell Was Reported Missing, Then Her Children Were Murdered: Should We have Seen This Coming (Repeat)
Richard Anderson, JD
Please see session 9E for description.
Abusive Head Trauma: The Controversies
Thomas Valvano, MD
There is debate in the lay press and in the courtroom over the legitimacy of the diagnosis of abusive head trauma. This presentation will focus on more complex presentations of abusive head trauma, including the pathophysiology of chronic subdural hematomas, and interpretation of mixed-density subdural hematomas. We will review alternative explanations for abusive head trauma findings, including rebleeding, birth trauma, benign external hydrocephalus, and hypoxia (Geddes’ Unified Hypothesis).
Exploring Technology in the Forensic Interview and Managing Your Victim throughout Investigation and Prosecution in the Age of Technology
Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW, and Chris Kolcharno
This presentation will introduce various aspects of technology to interviewers so they can adequately explore various aspects of digital media that children might be exposed to in exploitation and child abuse cases and will focus on managing your victim from investigation to trial. Protecting your victim in the age of digital technology including text messaging, internet, and social networking sites will be explored. The multi-disciplinary team can work together to manage victims as they navigate their way through the criminal justice system. Sometimes digital technology is used in an attempt to discredit victims. This presentation will outline prosecutors' best practices to prevent attacks, and the way to manage them when they occur.
Service Is Everything: A New Paradigm for Service Excellence (continued)
Mark Anthony Garrett
This session will be a continuation of the Service Is Everything keynote. A deeper exploration of the 7 service excellence principles will be discussed. Participants will leave this session motivated, recharged and with a renewed since of purpose.
Voluntary Intoxication – It’s Not Consent for Sex You Know!
Russell W. Strand
Sexual assault investigations and prosecutions involving voluntarily intoxicated victims present significant challenges. Many predators know of these challenges and prey upon voluntarily intoxicated victims. All too often, investigators and prosecutors focus on explaining away the victim's choices and behaviors rather than focusing on the predator's use of intoxication as a tool. Consequently, these cases are often not properly investigated, charged, or are lost at trial. This lecture will provide participants with a strong foundation in the toxicology of alcohol and how to investigate to identify the outward manifestations of the impact of alcohol, as well as its impact on decision-making, memory and perception. The presentation will also offer strategies for re-framing the investigation and prosecution to ensure that they are conducted in an offender focused way. We will go beyond the didactic into the experience and recreating the experience with vignettes and real-world videos.