2016 Animal Law Symposium
May 21, 2016
Animal Cruelty Prosecution: Pitfalls and Progress
From the basics of investigating and prosecuting cruelty cases to strengthening animal protection laws, the symposium provided an overview of the treatment of animals in the criminal justice system, from crime scene to courthouse. Sessions examined the nuts and bolts of building a strong case, including using forensics, jury selection, and strengthening state cruelty laws, as well as examining how improvements to police officer training can result in better evidence collection and less casualties of civilian dogs. Geared to legal professionals, law enforcement, veterinarians, law students, and other individuals with a general interest in improving the status of non-human animals in our society.