Prosecuting Non-stranger Sexual Assault: Overcoming the Consent Defense
04/26/13 - 04/26/13
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (More Detail)
||3:00-4:00 PM ET
|This webinar will describe common victim behaviors and sexual assault dynamics and their impacts on fact finders’ assessments of victim credibility. Christopher Mallios, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas will discuss societal attitudes related to victim blaming, victim credibility, offender manipulation, and predatory behaviors, including the use of alcohol to facilitate the assault. Webinar attendees will learn proactive, offender-focused prosecution themes, how to overcome challenges related to attacks on victim credibility, and how to anticipate the consent defense and respond by overcoming common myths and misperceptions related to sexual assault victims and offenders at trial. This training is open to all prosecutors, law enforcement, court personnel and other allied criminal justice partners. 1 substantive CLE credit has been applied for from the Virginia State Bar.
||Association of Prosecuting Attorneys