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Strangulation Recognition and Response
*** Law Enforcement Only***
Oregon Peace Officers Association and Coquille Tribal Police Department
June 5, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Check-in)
$65 dollars for current OPOA Members, $85 for non-members (Includes 1 year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)
The Mill Casino
3201 Tremont St. North Bend, OR 97459
Paul Frasier, Coos County District Attorney
Jennifer Snippen, RN, F-ABMDI.
Jennifer is a Board Certiﬁed Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. She is also a registered nurse with extensive critical care/trauma experience in Alaska and Idaho. Snippen is a past instructor for the Linn Benton CC Criminal Justice program, the Oregon State Medicolegal Death Investigator Program & the Oregon State University eCampus. She is currently a Medical Anthropology Master’s Student at Oregon State University. Her thesis research project is a multijurisdictional study of law enforcement experiences related to infant death investigation.
Kris Karcher, BSN, ABMDI
Kris Karcher serves as the Chief Deputy Medical Examiner, and Forensic Nurse Examiner for Coos County, Oregon. She received her BSN from Oregon Health Sciences University and a Masters level Certificate in Forensic Nursing from University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, CO. Her current role in the Medical Examiner’s Office allows diverse applications of forensic expertise and numerous opportunities to educate other professionals. She is an adjunct professor at the University of California- Riverside online Forensic Nursing Program teaching Crime Scene Investigation/Nurse Death Investigation, and Forensic Photography. She is also a member of the Oregon’s State Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force Medical/Forensic Committee. She is an Oregon Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (OR-SANE), in addition to an instructor with the OR-SANE Training Institute.
In the morning session instructors emphasize the importance of collaboration in strangulation recognition and response. Accordingly, this presentation is designed & intended for attendance by law enforcement, prosecutors, EMS & ER staff. This training begins with a discussion of asphyxiation & a review of basic medical terminology. Anatomical structures are then reviewed along with basic physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular & central nervous systems. With this foundation established, an explicit discussion of the physiological signiﬁcance of strangulation is offered. Investigative techniques are then discussed with rationale provided for each line of inquiry. A discussion of photodocumentation, body maps, & physical assessment tools will be included. Case reviews are provided to include recreational events, assaults, homicides, suicides, & accidents. Photographs & videos are utilized extensively.
The afternoon session will include in depth strangulation case presentations that will demonstrate the morning sessions importance as it applies to criminal investigations.
Law Enforcement, District Attorneys, Domestic Violence Advocates
Oregon Peace Officer Association and The Oregon Department of Justice
Date and Time:
Sarah Sabri, DV Team Leader, Lane County
Erin Greenawald, Sr. Assistant Attorney General, Oregon DOJ
Jennifer Snippen, MA, F-ABMDI
Topics covered will include Include Improving domestic violence investigations, strangulation recognition, Protections Orders, legal updates and the neurobiology of Trauma, as well as an introduction to (FETI©) Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview technique.
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