February 2013 Chapter Meeting
Robin is the FOX 11 Legal Analyst and host of the FOX 11 web show Pick A Lane. She is a former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney who specialized in prosecuting sex crimes against children. For over fifteen years Robin prosecuted some of the most despicable defendants who committed the most heinous crimes, prosecuting hundreds of felony crimes including homicides, stalking, domestic violence, child sexual assault, and gang crimes. Robin has served as legal analyst for major network news organizations, including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FoxNews. As an author, she has penned six books, including “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Criminal Justice System”, all of which draw on her vast experience as a prosecutor and right’s advocate. Her powerful insights have regularly graced the pages of The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, People Magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, The Los Angeles Times and the Women in Crime Ink blog. In addition to advising numerous legal foundations, Robin regularly shares her valuable insight and expertise with members of the FBI, Los Angeles Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, and the California District Attorney’s Association. Robin has served as adjunct professor of Women and Crime at Cal State Los Angeles and lecturer on criminal law and the justice system in UCLA’s Paralegal Training Program.
Date: February 21st, 2013
Topic: Understanding Human Trafficking
Playground: The Film
The sexual exploitation of children is a problem that we tend to relegate to back-alley brothels in developing countries, the province of a particularly inhuman, and invariably foreign, criminal element. Such is the initial premise of Libby Spears’ sensitive investigation into the topic. But she quickly concludes that very little thrives on this planet without American capital, and the commercial child sex industry is certainly thriving. Spears intelligently traces the epidemic to its disparate, and decidedly domestic, roots — among them the way children are educated about sex, and the problem of raising awareness about a crime that inherently cannot be shown.
Her cultural observations are couched in an ongoing mystery story: the search for Michelle, an American girl lost to the underbelly of childhood sexual exploitation who has yet to resurface a decade later.
Executive produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Steven Soderbergh, and punctuated with poignant animation by Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara, Playground illuminates a sinister industry of unrecognized pervasiveness. Spears has crafted a comprehensive revelation of an unknown epidemic, essential viewing for any parent or engaged citizen.
What is Human Trafficking- Clarifying out Terms For Effective Investigation and Prosecution
1. Human Trafficking:
The Problem of Language Misconceptions
What Trafficking is Not
A look at the myths
2. What human trafficking is:
Definitions by Society
Definitions by Law
Identifying Human Trafficking Victims and Traffickers
Types of Trafficking
3. Utilizing the media in trafficking cases as a member of your multidisciplinary team.
Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force
United States Secret Service – Los Angeles Office
725 S Figueroa St # 1300, Los Angeles, CA
8:30-9:00 Coffee, Donuts, and Registration
10:30-11:00 Closing Announcements
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