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Prosecuting Sexual Assault and Related Crimes Course
August 25-29, 2014, Scottsdale, Arizona
Hotel | Agenda | Registration

Sexual assault cases are some of the most difficult cases a prosecutor and members of the prosecution team will handle. They raise countless emotions from a multitude of individuals. The press is inundated with stories of women abducted; safety issues on college campuses; high technology safety issues; as well as backlash against the victims. From the complexities of victim dynamics, to the absence of eyewitness corroboration, to the misuse of technology by defendants, as well as the myriad of artful defense claims, these cases challenge traditional prosecution strategies and also test law enforcement protocols and policy.  

It is vital that the victim’s fears, anxiety and safety concerns are given priority beginning at the investigative and charging stages as well as during the pendency of defendant’s sentence.  It is equally as important that an accurate evaluation and assessment of needs be made as to ensure the provision of essential services. 
To assist prosecutors, law enforcement and victim-witness personnel successfully meet these challenges; the National District Attorneys Association presents the Prosecuting Sexual Assaults and Related Crimes course.  

The program’s tentative topics include: 

  • Changing Mindsets: Stopping Victim Blaming Behavior
  • Manner Of Death: Sexual Assault Homicides
  • Pro Active  Cross Examination of Defendants and Their Witnesses
  • Aggressive Motions Practice
  • Overcoming the Consent Defense
  • The Impact of Crawford on Sexual Assault trials, including  Witness Intimidation Issues
  • Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
  • Sexual Assaults of Elders: Unique Issues
  • Understanding the Medical Evidence: Strangulation Cases
  • Human Trafficking – Sex Trade Trafficking and Labor Trafficking
  • Unique Syndromes and Defenses
  • Investigation and Prosecution of Stalking Cases
  • Recanting Victims
  • The Visual Trial
  • Jury Selection Issues
  • Intimate Partner Sexual Assault
  • Electronic Evidence : Practical Aspects
  • Ethics & Professionalism

Prosecutors, Victim Advocates, Law enforcement and other members of the prosecution team.

The W Hotel Scottsdale
7277 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

This AAA Four Diamond, Scottsdale hotel is located in the center of it all! Near Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and walking distance to the Entertainment District, Luxury Shopping and great dining at the Waterfront and Old Town Scottsdale.
On the half day off enjoy Camelback Mountain, the Desert Botanical Gardens, one of the areas exquisite golf courses or the Phoenix Zoo.

$99.00 – Single/Double/Triple/Quad plus  13.92% tax
Rates will be honored three (3) days pre and three (3) days post program dates, based upon room availability.

Room rate includes Complimentary – Health Club entry and High Speed Internet Access in sleeping room.   The hotel is also hosting a welcome reception!
Check –in is 3Pm and check out is 12 noon

Hotel Cut Off date is August 10, 2014

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Call in reservations: 1-888-627-8347
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CLE: Anticipated CLE credits will be approximately 20 hours, including at least one hour of Ethics.  Questions regarding CLE can be directed to


Course Tuition is $595.00 for a single attendee from an office.  There is a $50 discount for additional attendees from the same office.

Cancellations and Refund Policy: Full refunds will be made for cancellations received by 5:00 p.m., ten business days prior to the beginning of the course.  Refunds, less $60 for administrative fees, will be made for cancellations received after this date for all courses.

Travel Services:
NDAA's exclusive travel company, Hamilton Xpress, is reachable via email at or phone at 708.372.3780, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM central standard time

  • HERTZ offers special discounts — refer to the NDAA Corporate Discount (CPD) Number 1572962.
  • AVIS also offers special discounts — refer to Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number D150036.

Course Schedule:
Registration will also be held Monday, August 25th  from 8:00 a.m. – 9: 00 a.m.
The course begins at 9:00 a.m. Monday August 25th and the Course concludes Friday, August, 9th at noon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at (703) 549-9222 or email