Prosecuting Homicide Cases
August 4-8, 2013, Seattle, Washington
Serial Murders, Gang Killings, Murders for Hire, Child Deaths, Cold Cases, Death Penalty Cases
These are just an example of the types of cases landing on your daily dockets! The mounting challenges: “prosecutor backlash” and negative perceptions of our duties and responsibilities; the misunderstanding by the public of the ethical limits placed on the members of the prosecution team; Twenty-four hour news sources at your door disseminating unclear and perhaps unverified information; the flurry of unsubstantiated defense challenges; complex victim safety and witness protection issues; as well as the daily issues with cooperative witnesses, heavy caseloads, and corroborating circumstantial evidence.
We invite you to come and join other members of the prosecution team from across the country as our veteran faculty members consisting of scientists, medical experts, experienced prosecutors and seasoned investigators assist you in fine tuning your investigative tactics, litigation techniques, enhancing your trial skills and honing your strategic planning. Leave prepared to tackle the latest cutting edge investigative tips, motion practice, and persuasive presentation style.
Whether you are an investigator, prosecutor, local law enforcement officer, jail officer who works closely with the prosecutor’s office, or paralegal with the prosecutor’s office, our seasoned faculty will show you ways to stay abreast of and master cutting edge issues like that will increase your ability to successfully meet any challenge the defense may present.
Tentative Topics Include:
- Scientific Evidence Update
- Making the Decision for Death
- Managing the High Profile Homicide Case
- Investigating and prosecuting the No Body Homicide
- The Visual Trial
- Anticipating and Overcoming Unusual Psychological Defenses
- DNA: The Gold Standard
- Crafting the Cross-Examination of the Defendant
- Update on: Crawford Issues Utilizing Pathology
- Child Homicides
- The Compelling Closing
- Witness Tampering and Intimidation
- Intellectual Disabilities and Competency Issues
- Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Registration at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, August 4th
Orientation at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, August 4th
Closes at Thursday, August 8th at noon