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It’s not too late to register for FWA’s Crime and Police Procedures Mini-Conference

June 1, 2014

Saturday, June 7, in Tampa

Readers and reviewers are a demanding lot. They expect your writing to be authentic and accurate, particularly when it comes to describing a crime. Do you know what you need to know, or will you shoot yourself in the foot? Get the crime right at FWA’s Crime and Police Procedures Mini-Conference. Handprint Do you know…

  •  How to read blood splatters?
  •  How undercover agents really work?
  •  The “logic” of the criminal mind?
  •  The many different ways a case can reach resolution?
  •  That there is no such crime as “breaking and entering” in Florida?
  •  What really happens between arrest and trial?
  •  Why “child hearsay” is important?
  •  How jury selection can win or lose a case before the trial even starts?
  •  What lawyers have to go through to get physical evidence in front of a jury?

These and other questions will be addressed Saturday, June 7, from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore. Experts, including a former FBI Special Agent, a crime scene investigator, a prosecuting attorney, a detective/supervisor of undercover narcotics, and the recently retired Forensic Services Bureau Commander for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office will take writers and authors through a crime, from soup to nuts. Registration is $69 for Florida Writers Association members and $89 for nonmembers. Continental breakfast, snacks and lunch are included in registration fee. The Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore is located at 2225 North Lois AV in Tampa, FL. For more information and to register, please visit Questions? Contact Get the crime right. We look forward to seeing you.


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