Prosecuting Cases of Sexual Abuse in Confinement: A Case Study

Sexual abuse in confinement is a significant issue that extends beyond our nation’s detention facilities and jails. Misconceptions about and biases toward inmates who are crime victims can make cases of sexual abuse in confinement challenging to prosecute. To effectively investigate and prosecute these cases, it’s necessary for criminal justice professionals to understand the realities of a confinement setting as well as how to combat biases against inmates that will lead to credibility challenges that cast doubt on their testimony. This webinar highlights investigative and prosecutorial strategies through an actual case prosecuted at the local level. Examine details of the case from the initial report through the investigation and prosecution. Learn the benefits of the collaborative response as well as the prosecutor’s trial strategies and how these coordinated efforts resulted in a conviction.