DITA

DEFENSE INVESTIGATORS TRAINING ACADEMY

DITA II August 22 to 26 Best Western Hacienda San Diego  THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE DITA COMMITTE AT ditastaff@gmail.com

What is D.I.T.A?

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
-Case Organization
-Time Management
-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 -Interagency resources and relations
-Cultural awareness and sensitivity -Computers in the workplace
-Informants and snitches
-Mental health issues
-Investigator safety issues

 

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.