#5026 - Investigating and Prosecuting Human Sex Trade And Labor Trafficking Cases

Start Time/Date: 8:30 AM Monday, March 5, 2018
End Time/Date: 11:30 AM Thursday, March 8, 2018
ADDRESS: Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE 2nd Avenue
CITY: Miami, FL 33131

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Course Description

Human Trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Over the past several years, jurisdictions nationwide have been pursuing strategies to hold traffickers accountable for their crimes, while seeking to rescue, empower and restore their victims.  More and more states have passed criminal prohibitions against human trafficking. This course is designed for the prosecution team, criminal justice professionals, judges, law enforcement, victim advocates, victim service professionals, probation and parole officers and community stakeholders. Attendees will obtain keen insight on the impact of this violence on victims and their children, successful strategies for identifying these victims, as well as key principles to facilitate interviewing of these vulnerable victims and witnesses. Our multi-disciplinary team of speakers will provide valuable information and cutting edge strategies to utilize in successfully serving victims, investigating and prosecuting these challenging cases and overcoming obstacles in this emerging area of criminal law. 

Tentative Topics Include:

•Stopping Victim Blaming Behavior
•Safety Concerns
•Inside the Mind of a Survivor
•Trauma Informed Interviewing
•Injury Causation
•Essential Services for Victims
•Cross Examination of Defendants
•Use of Expert Witnesses
•Aggressive Motions Practice
•Child Sexual Abuse
•Forced Labor  or Services
•Multijurisdictional trafficking networks
•Building the Foundational Case
•Overcoming the Consent Defense
•Counterintuitive Victim Behavior
•The Impact of Crawford on Pre Trial Prep and  Trial Strategies
•Witness Intimidation Issues
•Alcohol and Drug Induced Rape
•Keeping Victims Engaged
•Unique Investigative Strategies
•Witness Protection
•The Visual Trial
•Force, Fraud or Coercion
•Jury Selection Issues
•Redefining Justice
•The New Johns
•Legislative Advocacy