Published: October, 2014| John Wilkinson, JD

This presentation examines evidence-based prosecution techniques that will enable prosecutors to try domestic violence cases where the victim is an absent or reluctant witness. The presenter discusses tools and strategies for successfully prosecuting these difficult cases and the practical steps necessary to achieve success. The presentation focuses on effective investigative techniques for documenting and securing evidence that will prove the elements of the offense, as well as trial strategies, including the use of expert testimony to explain victim behavior, that will enable the jury to return a guilty verdict regardless of whether or how the victim testifies.