ESTD Conference Berne, Switzerland: November (8) 9 - 11, 2017

Special presentations - Spezielle Präsentationen

These special presentations, chaired by the organizing committee of the ESTD conference, include workshops and symposia that take a special approach to expand on and develop the main topics of the congress.

Diese aussergewöhnlichen Präsentationen werden vom Organisationskomitee speziell angeboten und beinhalten Workshops und Symposien zu Themen mit spezifischem Bezug zur Vision des Kongresses. Für das spezielle Angebot in deutscher Sprache, siehe diese speziellen Informationen.

Presentations in English:

Justin Boardman, former detective, Utah, USA

Justin Boardman, former detective, Utah, USA

Workshop 1: Trauma Informed Response for Criminal Justice Professionals
This presentation helps criminal justice professionals understand basic scientific concepts concerning the neurobiology of trauma so that victims of traumatic crimes will be understood. This increases the success of criminal cases and helps show areas to corroborate. It will focus on sexual assault, showing how trauma effects victims brains, as well as trauma can be misinterpreted as lying. It will also show how trauma effects Law Enforcement brains as well as others. Showing we are the same.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
8.15 - 9.30h
Room: Bellavista 2

Workshop 2:  Trauma Informed Victim Interviews
The West Valley City Police Department, Utah, U.S.A. and the Utah Prosecution Council have created and implemented a new protocol for interviewing victims of sexual assault. Using what we have learned from the neurobiology of trauma. This presentation is fast-paced and interactive and focuses on the how-to’s of doing a trauma-informed victim interview, including video clips from real sexual assault interviews. This interview technique was studied by the Brigham Young University, Utah. Going through a full Institutional Review Board. Results will be shared. 

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
13.30 - 14.45h
Room: Szenario 2


Former Detective Justin Boardman was in Law Enforcement for 15 years, all with the West Valley City Police Department in Utah, USA. During these years, he has had a very diverse career. His first eight years were spent as a patrol officer in this very active city. In that capacity, he was awarded the Police Star, multiple Life Saving, Distinguished Service, and Meritorious Service Awards.

He was then assigned to the Property Crimes Unit for a short time and for seven years, was assigned to the Special Victim’s Unit. During his first year in Investigation’s, Justin was awarded Investigator of the Year, conducted nearly 300 forensic child victim interviews, and 140 adult sexual assault victim interviews.

Justin co-authored (along with Donna Kelly, Utah Prosecution Council) a Trauma Informed Victim Interview protocol for adult victims of sexual assault.  This new protocol uses the Neurobiology of Trauma to gain additional information to be used in the investigation. This process has been studied and has shown to increase prosecutions along with procedure changes. 

Justin now presents and consults locally in Utah and nationally on a variety of subjects. His focus is to strengthen investigations in a victim centered, suspect focused, and trauma informed ways. He also believes pushing culture change. Recently Justin left active police work to focus on culture change within the community he loves.

Justin has been awarded the Utah Visionary Voice Award presented by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the 2017 Public Policy Award by the Utah Council on Victims of Crime. Locally Justin sits on the Board of Director’s for the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault. 

Hilde Reikrås

Hilde Reikrås, Chief Police Investigator, Bergen, Norway

"Opening the Dark Room - Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse Online"

Operation Dark Room, Western Police District, Norway

Chief Investigator Hilde Reikrås works in the Western Police District in Bergen, Norway. While working on a case, Hilde Reikrås saw a larger network of perpetrators of child sexual abuse online. She started the project Operation Dark Room in January 2016. She is now leading an interdisciplinary team working on new methods for identifying both victims of child sexual abuse online, and perpetrators of these crimes.

Operation Dark Room became public in November 2016, and the results of the investigation have become a powerful wake up-call in Norway and many other contries in the world. By publishing information about the investigation, Operation Dark Room gave people insight into a world many did not know much about. Operation Dark Room is now the largest investigation ever of child sexual abuse in Norway.

Chief Investigator Hilde Reikrås has worked in the Norwegian police for 15 years, the last 5 years as Chief Investigator. She is specialized in homicide, violent crime against infants, child deaths and child sexual abouse. She has received honors in Norway to have started Operation Dark Room, and for putting child sexual abuse on the agenda. 

See also: Newspaper articles in EnglishGerman

Chair: Dr. Jan Gysi, president of the organizing committee

Saturday, Nov. 11
11.15 - 12.30h
Room: Arena

Workshops in German

  • Freitag, 10.11.2017, ganzer Tag

Spezialprogramm SAPPM


  • Freitag, 10.11.2017, ganzer Tag

Spezialprogramm Trauma und Justiz


  • Freitag, 10.11.2017, 08.15 - 09.30h

Film: "Media Running Amok"


  • Freitag, 10.11.2017, 11.15 - 12.30h

Referat Bischofskonferenz


  • Freitag, 10.11.2017, 13.30 - 14.45h

"Einblick in Polizeiarbeit", von Franziska Schubiger, Kantonspolizei Zürich


  • Samstag, 11.11.2017, 13.30 - 14.45h

"Stalking von TherapeutInnen": Peter Rüegger und Bernd Borchard


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