This presentation examines the Kelsey Smith abduction and murder case, which occurred in Kansas and received national attention. The case has been featured in multiple documentaries on national and international television, most recently in December of 2019. It is presented in two parts. Part one is a case study of Kelsey's abduction and murder. It highlights the use of technology in these types of cases and provide insights for investigators, forensic teams, prosecutors, and victim advocates. Part two explains how the Kelsey Smith Act came about and provides case law supporting the Act, policy considerations, as well as best practices for cases in which the Kelsey Smith Act may be used. It is law in 27 states.
Evaluate Federal case law concerning exigent circumstances.
.Define the purpose of the Kelsey Smith Act and discuss the case law that applies to its use.
Examine your agency's policy in regards to locating a wireless device or, in the absence of such policy, review recommended best practices to construct a policy