This activity is approved for 3.00 contact hours.
This course has been approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for 3.00 hours. CJA Lesson Plan #5707
Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributor B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: PREA Investigations and the Standards A. Dana’s Story: Too Little, Too Late B. Definitions of Sexual Abuse C. Sexual Abuse by Another Inmate D. Sexual Abuse by Staff, Contractor, or Volunteer E. Voyeurism F. Sexual Harassment G. Words, Words, Words – Say What You mean, Mean What You Say! H. PREA Standards that Apply to Investigations I. Evidence Protocol and Forensic Medical Examinations (115.21) J. Specialized Training: Investigations (115.34) K. Staff: First Responder Duties (115.64) L. Criminal and Administrative Investigations (115.71) M. Evidentiary Standard for Administrative Investigations (115.72) N. Reporting to Inmates (115.73) O. Sexual Abuse Incident Reviews (115.86) P. Is It or Isn’t It? Q. Section Summary Section 3: Unique Nature of Sexual Abuse Investigations A. It’s Personal B. Consent Issues C. Inmate Characteristics D. Staff Characteristics E. Values, Judgments, and Bias F. If His Lips are Moving, He’s Lying G. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) H. Rape Trauma Syndrome I. Prosecutorial Obstacles J. Obstacles to Reporting K. Investigations – Where Sex is Complicated L. Section Summary Section 4: General Investigative Considerations A. Criminal Investigations B. Administrative Investigations C. Evidence Required to Sustain an Allegation D. Miranda v. Arizona (1966) E. Garrity v. New Jersey (1967) F. To Talk or Not to Talk? That is the Question G. Who are Your Investigators? H. Investigator Qualifications I. Investigator Skills and Abilities J. Demystify the Process K. Supervising Investigations L. The Right Stuff M. Section Summary Section 5: Investigative Protocols A. Remember Dana’s Story? B. Preliminary Inquiry C. Gathering Information D. Interviews – Be Mentally Prepared E. Interviews – Be Physically Prepared F. Interviewing Victims G. Interviewing Suspects H. This Ain’t a Law and Order TV Show I. Preserving Evidence J. Collecting Evidence K. Forensic Medical Exams L. Writing the Reports M. Outcomes Defined N. Getting to the Conclusion O. Section Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. References
Elizabeth Layman’s career includes nine years as a police officer/detective in Arlington, Virginia, including patrol, sexual assault investigations, and forensics. She was with the Florida Corrections and Florida Parole Commission for 16 years as a Parole Officer and Administrative Hearing Officer conducting hearings with thousands of inmate/detainees/detainees in prisons and jails. Additionally, she served as a special investigator for the Office of Florida Governor. Since 1998, Ms. Layman has been President of Price Layman, Inc., a criminal justice consulting firm. She has worked as a consultant with the U.S. Department of Justice, providing technical assistance and training on sexual misconduct and abuse for more than 300 jail administrators, corrections, and law enforcement agencies. Ms. Layman developed and delivers the following curricula: Training for Investigators of Staff Sexual Misconduct; The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003: Impact on Law Enforcement; co-authorship of Resource Guide for New Wardens; PREA – Policy Development Guide for Sheriffs and Chiefs, Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders: Policy Development Guide for Community Corrections; Preventing and Responding to Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities. Ms. Layman continues to work across the country to assist with implementation of PREA. Ms. Layman has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech. Disclosure: Elizabeth Layman, B.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.