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Expert Witnesses

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I’m in Boise, Idaho this week speaking at their 2 Days in June conference (with the fantastic Doug Miles, one of my favorite traveling companions). One of the topics we’re presenting is Using Experts in DV and Sexual Assault Cases.  I’ve actually written on the topic before, in a monograph for NDAA: The Role of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in the Prosecution of Domestic Violence Cases. My friend and new boss, Jennifer Long, formerly of NDAA, wrote a related monograph in that series: Introducing Expert Testimony to Explain Victim Behavior in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Cases. You can download both of them (along with the rest of the monographs in that series) here. Yes, they’re written for lawyers, but I think there’s valuable info there for anyone working as an expert in these types of cases.

And if you’re attending 2 Days in June, please come by and say hello!

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Written by Jenifer

June 9, 2009 at 8:28 am

Child Abuse Evaluation & Treatment

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If you have not yet perused this site, Child Abuse Evaluation & Treatment for Medical Providers is a virtual one-stop for all things on this subject. It’s essentially an e-book, with chapters that are well-organized and easy to read. The site is pretty accessible and plentiful links allow you to delve more deeply into subject matter as warranted. And if you’re helping to train police and prosecutors, some of the charts and outlines would be pretty useful for them, as well. My biggest complaint so far (because I’m still working my way through the site, and admittedly, it’s not my area of specialty) is that some of the resources are out of date (read: IAFN, which according to this link still has us in NJ), or just missing (like NSVRC).

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Expert Witnesses in DV Cases

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JWI has announced their next teleconference: Expert Witnesses in Domestic Violence Cases–How They Can Assist Survivors. The call will be held May 21st from 12-1pm ET. Cost is $25 (unless you’re a member–then it’s free). Based on the agenda, it would appear that this call will be useful to those who would like to be experts (advocates, nurses, etc.), as well as those who would hope to use them in their cases (prosecutors, family law attorneys). Preregistration is required and space is limited.

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Written by Jenifer

May 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Topics in Forensic Nursing

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The International Association of Forensic Nursing is offering 4.25 CEUs for their Topics in Forensic Nursing Practice webcast. This is a session originally held in Annapolis, MD July, 2008. By purchasing the session, participants will be able to access 3 tracks:  Human Trafficking, Courtroom Testimony and Ethics in Forensic Nursing.

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Written by Jenifer

January 16, 2009 at 10:25 am