This training session is a part of our 2023 Community Response to Child Abuse Conference. Purchase of this content opens access to all 9 sessions and corresponding continuing education credits.
Attendees will learn the basics of jurisdiction and the interplay of federal, tribal, and state jurisdiction when prosecuting crimes involving child exploitation and abuse. Cross-jurisdictional issues will be discussed, including extradition, Public Law 280, the Tribal Law and Order Act, the Assimilative Crimes Act. The presentation will discuss charging decisions and prosecution by separate sovereigns. The presentation will also describe the definition of “Indian Country,” the General Crimes Act, the Major Crimes Act, and how these laws operate to permit federal prosecutions of crimes including but not limited to those committed on South Dakota’s Reservations.
Video: Jurisdictional Challenges and Solutions in the Prosecution of Child Abuse and Exploitation
Presented by Heather Knox