Injury and scene reconstruction is a must as the investigator gains "explicit knowledge” of the series of events that surround the commission of the abuse. This includes using deductive and inductive reasoning, physical evidence, and scientific methods to determine how the injury occurred. This workshop will provide investigators with a better understanding of injury and scene reconstruction and some simple, but effective, tools to use such as injury and scene photography, video, play-dough reconstruction, dolls, and other non-traditional means to help recreate and determine the possible cause of injury.
Learn the variety of attitudes and responses that parents and caretakers will exhibit after physically abusing a child.
Define and recognize certain types of injuries, such as, burns, bites, bruises, head injuries, abdominal injuries, and fractures.
Learn the importance of photographing the victim and crime scene.
Learn simple but effective ways of reconstructing soft tissue injuries.