• Legal Aspects - Discussion of Miranda, beating the defense and courtroom
• The Mental State of a Suspect - How it impacts the solvability of a homicide
• Technological in Investigations - How technological advances have expedited the investigative
• Crime Scene - Who should and should not be at the crime scene and role of the first responding
• Dying Declarations and Statements at Scene - Proper way to document and when and if subpoenas are necessary
• How to Handle the Suspect – Non-Confrontational Interviewing Techniques
• How to Handle the Media - Utilization of Press Conferences and Press Releases
• Cause and Manner of Death – Their significance in both the investigation and at trial.
• Death Notifications - Recommends who should make the Death Notification and how to do it
• Utilization of the NamUs Repository
Attendees of this course will be provided with a brief refresher/overview of what DNA is and where it can be found including the types of samples that are amenable to DNA testing. An overview of the DNA analysis process and the types of analysis techniques in use in most forensic laboratories will be presented. In addition, recent advances in the field of Forensic DNA Analysis - including more sensitive amplification kits, Y-STR kits with rapidly mutating loci, familial DNA searching, forensic genealogy, forensic phenotyping, rapid DNA, and the M-Vac DNA Collection instrument will be discussed. Finally, attendees will learn how to re-evaluate potential evidence items for analysis in the modern forensic DNA laboratory.
The Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Program collaborates with the N-DEx Program Office to promote and enhance national information sharing. The FBI’s N-DEx System is a free online tool for sharing, searching, linking, and analyzing information across jurisdictional boundaries. As an unclassified national strategic investigate information sharing system, providing access to over 750 million searchable records, the N-DEx System enables users to “connect the dots” between data on people, places, and things, which may seem unrelated, in order to link investigations and investigators.
This workshop is designed to provide users with their first look at the N-DEx System. The N-DEx System Overview will highlight effective use of the N-DEx System search, batch search, and subscription capabilities.