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Do They Have the Courage to Convict? Jury Selection in Child Sexual Abuse Case

Training Overview

Join Zero Abuse Project this December for the End of Year Prosecutor Webinar Series, brought to you by the Trauma-informed Prosecutor Project (TiPP), funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Our December Prosecutor Institute promises to be an insightful journey, spanning three weeks and encompassing six crucial topics. To accommodate participants across different time zones, each topic will be presented twice on its designated day. Be sure to register separately for each training session you wish to attend.

No matter how strong your case is, prosecutors should never underestimate the importance of selecting a jury. Misconceptions and myths about child sexual abuse can prejudice jurors against your case, affecting their ability to assess the facts. Some jurors, no matter what they say in jury selection, may simply never be able to convict an offender, even if the evidence has proven the case beyond a reasonable doubt. In this presentation, attendees will learn how to address public opinion and to plan a strategy for choosing jurors who can fairly evaluate evidence.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify public beliefs that prove problematic for jurors deciding a child sexual abuse case.
  • Develop an overall plan for jury selection based on the facts of your case.
  • Formulate questions designed to elicit truthful feedback from prospective jurors.

About Presenter

Kristina Korobov – Senior Attorney

Kristina Korobov is a Senior Attorney with Zero Abuse Project.  She joined the team in July of 2023.  She brings over 20 years of experience as a Prosecutor and Trainer in the areas of crimes against children and crimes of sexual and domestic violence against adults.

Most recently, Kristina served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. There, she was the Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, prosecuting cases involving internet crimes against children and sex trafficking of minors.  These prosecutions included sextortion, child solicitation, and hands-on offenses, as well as crimes involving trafficking in child sexual abuse material. She worked cases with the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and served as the co-chair for the state’s anti-trafficking task force (IPATH).

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December 1, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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