DEFENSE INVESTIGATORS TRAINING ACADEMY
DITA III April 24-28 2017, Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Ventura CA
DITA III Announcement: DITA III 2017 Announcement
Online Registration Is No Longer Available. Spots May Be Made Available In The Future. If Interested Contact The DITA Staff At The Email Link Below.
WHAT IS DITA?
D.I.T.A (an acronym for Defense Investigators Training Academy) was established by vote of the Board of Directors of the Defense Investigators Association in 1998. D.I.T.A provides certificated training in criminal defense investigations. D.I.T.A classes address the skills and knowledge essential to provide competent investigation on behalf of the defense in criminal cases. The D.I.T.A committee members studied a wide variety of issues and topics to identify classes that they considered to be necessary training for criminal defense investigators.
The Certificate Program
The certificate program consists of four modules. Upon satisfactory completion of the four modules, the student earns the Certificate in Criminal Defense Investigations. Each module is presented in an intensive workshop setting. Students will spend four to five days in a classroom setting that includes thirty hours of required class participation. Students must attend all classes in order to get credit for the module. DITA modules may be taken in any order. Classes may not be audited. The D.I.T.A modules are as follows:
D.I.T.A I: INTRODUCTION TO DEFENSE INVESTIGATIONS
|-Evolution of Criminal Defense||-Interviewing Skills & Techniques|
|-Role of the Investigator||-Testifying Skills|
|-Note Taking and Report Writing|
D.I.T.A II: CASE DEVELOPMENT AND PROCEDURES
|-Criminal Procedure||-Admissibility of Evidence|
|-Investigating Police Misconduct||-Subpoenas, SDT’s & Subpoena Service|
|-Confessions & Admissions||-Locating Witnesses|
|-Using Jury Instruction in Your Investigation||-Search & Seizure|
|-Juvenile Dependency/Delinquency & Investigations||-Motions & Hearings|
D.I.T.A III: COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE INVESTIGATOR
|-Ethics||-Social Media Investigations|
|-Cultural Awareness||-Mitigation Investigations|
|-Informants and Snitches||-Immigration Law|
|-Mental Health||-Investigator Safety|
D.I.T.A IV: INVESTIGATIVE SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
|-Computers as an investigative tool||-Forensic Analysis/Investigations|
|-Firearms, Ballistics, and Gunshot Residue||(Blood Spatter Evidence,|
|-Photography||Medical Examination of Sexual abuse|
|-Toxicology||Victims & Bite Mark Evidence)|
DITA: Education designed to protect the Constitutional rights of the people.