This presentation will discuss how an attempted murder investigation led to a multi-faceted approach to the investigation. This case study involves the rape and attempted murder of an 11 year-old girl. The presenter will detail the entire sequence of events in the investigation: from finding the victim and taking what was thought to be a dying declaration; to executing a search warrant; and to interviewing a four-year-old. The legal challenges in determining when exigent circumstances no longer apply are discussed. The examination of the suspect’s possible motives and the use of fantasy will be addressed. The difficulty in interviewing a four-year-old child who witnessed his father committing the crime is discussed. Lastly, the presentation concludes with an examination of the suspect’s body after he committed suicide and the resulting psychological detriment of the child victim. The need for immediate counseling for the victim and the family will be discussed. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
Identify the need to document a crime scene with digital photography or video, while events are still in progress. IE..while EMS is treating the victim.
Recognize when exegent circumstances no longer exist, and apply the fourth Ammendment in situations requiring a search warrant before further processing the crime scene.
Understand the hearsay exception in reference to taking a "Dying Declaration"
Apply techniques needed to conduct a forensic interview of a 4-yar-old child witness
Interpret behaviors on the part of the suspect that indicate a sexual preference for violence involving children