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DOJ to Provide Vehicular Homicide Training for Prosecutors & Law Enforcement Officers


March 22-24, 2010


Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
Stevens Point, Wisconsin


8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
9 a.m. 12:30 p.m.  Wednesday


STEVENS POINT - The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) Program and the Statewide Prosecutor Training and Education (SPET) Program, with grant funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Safety, is conducting a training session that will provide law enforcement officers and prosecutors with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively and aggressively investigate and prosecute vehicular crash cases. The joint training approach will allow both prosecutors and law enforcement to learn from one another and recognize and appreciate the challenges faced by each discipline.


Topics discussed will include:


  • Crash Investigation Techniques
  • Reconstruction Methodologies
  • Crash Causation Issues
  • The Role of Forensic Pathology in Collision Reconstruction
  • Novel Defenses
  • The Legal Aspects of Crash Investigation
  • Trial Preparation & Courtroom Testimony in Crash Cases


Faculty will include a diverse group of both state and national experts, including John Kwasnoski. John Kwasnoski has been a Professor of Physics for thirty years and is one of the most sought after accident reconstructionists and police-prosecutor trainers in the country. He has served as an expert in several cases of national significance, including: S. Carolina v. Susan Smith (a mother's drowning murder of her two sons) and U.S. v. Makharadze (the "Russian Diplomat" case), and has co-authored three best-selling books.


The training is made possible by a federal grant that the Wisconsin Department of Justice received through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Safety. There will be over 180 law enforcement officers and prosecutors in attendance.


To make arrangements to cover a specific portion of the training session please contact Tami Dzikowich at (608) 577-9546 or


The biographies of each of the presenters, and the agenda are available at

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