Leveraging Medical Experts and Evidence in Child Exploitation Cases

Course Description

Medical experts and evidence are key components in every child abuse prosecution.  In cases of online child exploitation, medical experts and evidence can be used to corroborate a statement, explain a timeframe of abuse or possibly prove elements of an offense that may be otherwise difficult.

Learning Objectives

1. Provide a thorough understanding of why a medical exam is helpful and what can be gained by that medical exam for child victims of exploitation. 2. Discuss how medical experts can be used in cases of unknown victims and virtual victims. 3. Present examples and tips of how to successfully argue in closings the merits of medical exams and experts.

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