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Investigating and Prosecuting Homicide In the Era of Crime TV
October 9-13, 2017
St. Petersburg, FL
Tentative Agenda
Registration | Hotel

Homicide cases are some of the most challenging and important cases investigators and prosecutors handle during their career. Crime TV series highlight the many layers of evidentiary and ethical issues prosecutors and law enforcement face from investigation through prosecution. The public perception of homicide has shifted.  What people see on TV is not necessarily the reality of a murder case.  We invite you to come and join other members of the prosecution team from across the country as our experienced faculty members assist with further developing your litigation techniques, enhancing your trial skills, and responding to defenses in the era of intense media coverage and TV Crime series.  You will leave this course prepared to work with the latest cutting edge investigative techniques, proactive media strategies, and presentation styles to address the media and tech savvy jury.


Tentative Topics Include

  • Responding to the Innocence Project
  • Cause of Death Homicide Cases
  • Emerging DNA Challenges and Overcoming Defenses
  • Managing the Media in Your High Profile Homicide Cases
  • Ethics for the Homicide Team
  • The Unique Challenges Surrounding Vehicular Homicide
  • Obtaining and Using Digital Evidence
  • Building Community Credibility BEFORE Your Homicide
  • New Tips and Techniques for Persuading Your Jury
  • Trying Your Case with Cutting Edge Technology
  • The Cold Case
  • Going Dark and Other Technology Challenges for Investigators and Prosecutors
  • The High Tech Crime Scene Investigations
  • Effective Trial Skills

Course Information

CLE: Anticipated CLE credits, including at least one hour of Ethics will be approximately 20 hours. Advance registration for CLE will be applied for in Florida, Virginia, Tennessee, and Ohio.  All other states ​will ​require ​the ​attorney ​to ​self-submit ​using ​their ​uniform ​certificate provided at the conclusion of the course. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to our Registrar and Course Coordinator, Stephanie Turner at

Eligibility: Open ​to ​lawyers ​in ​local, ​state, ​tribal, ​federal ​and ​military ​government ​attorneys’ ​offices, ​paralegals ​who ​work ​in ​these ​offices ​, investigators and ​law ​enforcement ​officers ​who ​work ​in prosecutors’ offices or with the local law enforcement agency.

Course Tuition:  includes admission and course materials
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Member Cost through August 9, 2017


Non-Member Cost through August 9, 2017


Member Cost after August 9, 2017


Non-Member Cost after August 9, 2017



NDAA ​adheres ​to ​a ​policy ​of ​non-discrimination ​in ​admissions ​and ​administration. The first ​attendee ​from ​an ​office ​pays ​full ​tuition; each additional attendee from the same office will receive a $50 discount when registered at the same time.

Registration fees are non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel your registration, the fees paid may be credited toward any other NDAA training in the coming twelve months from the date of cancellation. 

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
331 1st Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone 727-894-5000
Hotel Website | Hotel Reservations

Hotel Rates
$114.00 — Single/Double plus tax (Hotel rate subject to change based on the FY2018 federal per diem hotel rates)

  • Room rate includes- Complimentary Health Club entry
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access fee in guestroom (Regular price of $10.95 per day)
  • Discounted self-parking fee of $14.00 per day (regular price of $16.00 per day)

Rooms will be guaranteed by the guests’ major credit card or first night’s deposit. The deposit becomes non-refundable or the credit card will be charged if the guest does not arrive or cancels after 24 hours on the date of arrival.


There’s a lot to see and do in and around St. Petersburg. Check out the list below for some ideas.

  • The Dali Museum
  • Mahaffey Theater
  • Al Lang Stadium
  • USF St. Petersburg
  • The Chihuly Collection
  • Tropicana Field


Tampa International Airport
Distance from Hotel: 22 mi.
Drive Time: 30 min.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Super Shuttle 50.00 USD
Taxi 55.00 USD

St. Petersburg-Clearwater International
Distance from Hotel: 15 mi.
Drive Time: 20 min.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Super Shuttle 35.00 USD
Taxi 30.00 USD


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