• Wed
    30
    May
    2018

    3:00 pmOnline Webinar

    Presented by Prof. Tom Lyon

    Research shows that most children understand the meaning and morality of truth-telling before they are four years of age, but even children much older routinely have difficulty with the predicate questions asked in court to qualify them as a witness.  Prof. Tom Lyon will discuss the research on the most sensitive means of questioning children regarding their understanding of both the meaning and importance of telling the truth in court.  This webinar will assist attorneys with practical implications supported by the research, and help attorneys and other allied professionals avoid common pitfalls.

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  • Mon
    04
    Jun
    2018
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    06
    Jun
    2018
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    06
    Jun
    2018
    Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018

    Kansas City, MO

    Registration is now open for APA’s 2nd National Domestic Violence Prosecution Conference. Prosecutors of all experience levels are encouraged to attend. The conference will focus on three domestic violence related themes: trial tactics, victim issues, and staff management. APA’s expert faculty members will facilitate discussion and train participants on practical strategies and model practices.

    Highlights include:

      • Lethality Assessments
      • Working with Recanting Victims
      • Legal Aid and other Community Partners
      • Strangulation Protocols
      • Jail Calls, Social Media and Related Technology

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  • Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018
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    22
    Jun
    2018
  • Tue
    26
    Jun
    2018

    1:00 pmOnline Webinar

    There is nationwide increased attention to animal cruelty and dog fighting due to a mounting body of evidence about the link between such acts and serious crimes of more narrowly human concern, including illegal firearms possession, drug trafficking, gambling, spousal, elder, and child abuse, gangs, bestiality, child pornography and more. This webinar will emphasize that while animal-cruelty issues were long considered a peripheral concern for law enforcement, that illusory distinction is rapidly fading. Animal cruelty is part of a larger nexus of crimes and the psyche behind them. People are at risk when animals are abused, and animals are at risk when people are abused. Taking animal cruelty seriously can lead to identification of other crimes involving humans.

    Presenter: Jessica Rock, Co-Founder, Animal Law Source

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  • Thu
    26
    Jul
    2018
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    27
    Jul
    2018
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    Jul
    2018
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    02
    Aug
    2018
  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2018

    1:00pm ETOnline Webinar

    As if law enforcement and the communities they serve have not been dealing with a crisis recently, there is an even larger one seriously eroding public faith and profoundly affecting law enforcement/community relations. It is officers shooting family pets.

    When dogs are shot by law enforcement, it rips at the basic thread that holds law enforcement and the community together.  Today there are more than 80 million dogs living in 57 million U.S. households. Sixty-three percent of those households consider their dog a friend and family member. Chances are very high that law enforcement will encounter dogs in their daily interaction with the public. When a law enforcement officer kills or shoots someone’s dog, it deeply affects the family, as well as the officer, the neighborhood and the community.

    Presenter: John Thompson, Deputy Executive Director/COO, National Sheriffs’ Association

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  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018
    Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018
  • Thu
    13
    Dec
    2018

    1:00pm ETOnline Webinar

    Animal cruelty is more than just a legal issue, it’s a community issue. If you improve animal welfare in a community, you improve public safety for everyone. This webinar discusses why people are cruel to animals, why it is important for investigators to take animal abuse seriously, types of animal abuse, crime scene investigations, preparing a case for prosecution and the trial of an animal abuse case.

    Presenter: Jessica Rock, Co-Founder, Animal Law Source

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  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019

    1:00pm ETOnline Webinar

    Dog fighting is one of the most heinous forms of animal cruelty. Fighting dogs are regularly conditioned for fighting through the use of drugs, including steroids to enhance muscle mass and encourage aggressiveness and are typically raised in isolation on short heavy chains.

    Dog fighting is often associated with other forms of criminal activity including illegal gambling and possession of drugs and firearms. This webinar explores common signs of dog fighting, collateral crimes of dog fighting and how to investigate and prosecute dog fighting cases.

    Presenter: Jessica Rock, Co-Founder, Animal Law Source

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