This course is designed to teach officers important elements of investigating family violence. This includes a discussion of the elements of family violence including national statistics, types of abuse, and identifying the predominant aggressor.
This course is designed to teach officers important elements of investigating sexual assault. This includes a discussion of the elements of sexual assault including national statistics, victim PTSD, and how to interview a victim.
This course will discuss the best practices for investigating child abuse cases, including appropriate procedures and considerations, interviewing of parents and children, and special investigative issues.
This course covers an overview of the issue of child abuse, including topics such as the nature of child abuse, possible effects of abuse, family dynamics, characteristics of abusive parents, theories of child abuse, and possible effects of abuse.
Using actual surveillance videos from the Toronto 18 case as well as a first-person narrative by the police agent in the case, viewers will understand how and where radicalization can occur, what possible counter radicalization methods can be used, and how quickly local investigations can become international ones.
Statement Analysis® is the process of analyzing how a person phrases his or her statement in an effort to determine if the person is being truthful or deceptive. People will always word their statement based on all their knowledge. Therefore, their statement may contain information they did not intend to share. People will provide more information than what they realize. The problem is they sometimes give more information than what the interviewer realizes. This course will show you what to look for in a verbal and written statement in order to determine if a person is lying or telling the truth.
This course is designed to provide the interviewer with the smart practices to manage each interview and gain compliance and cooperation from the interview subject. A confession is NOT the objective. The objective is information.
This course covers the basic principles of behavior analysis that are the foundation to a successful interview as well as how to make an accurate credibility assessment of any statement. It also discusses the narrative-based interview method for recovering the maximum amount of information during interviews of victims, witnesses, or offenders. Participants will learn about facts and fiction regarding reliable verbal and nonverbal cues of deception.
This course is designed to teach law enforcement officers about evidence submission to units in many forensic services laboratories. The course includes the scope of service of typical forensic units; suggestions on the collection, preservation, packaging, documentation, and submission of evidence to the units; limitations of service that might be encountered; and report interpretations.
This unclassified presentation will examine the role that social media plays in ISG cyber operations through screenshots of first-person conversations conducted with ISG foreign terrorist fighters from the West (including Europe) as well as their supporters.
Whether encountering firearms or investigating firearms-related crimes, it is imperative to understand the nature of firearms in the United States. This course will cover many topics including firearms commerce, firearms recognition, and firearms investigations.
The goal in a criminal investigation is not only to corroborate and refute statements provided by the victim, suspect, and witness but also to utilize physical evidence to provide answers to the questions which arise during the investigation. The aim of this process is to recognize and preserve physical evidence that will yield reliable information to aid in the investigation.
Eyewitness evidence is critical to the apprehension and prosecution of criminals. Since 1989, DNA evidence has been used to exonerate nearly 200 individuals that were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. Of those, approximately 75% were convicted on evidence that included inaccurate and faulty eyewitness identifications. Research has proven that a number of small changes to the identification process will help improve the accuracy and reliability of eyewitness identification, ensuring that the highest quality of eyewitness evidence is collected and preserved.
This course will take an in-depth look at the Fourth Amendment (search and seizure) as well as the requirements of probable cause and affidavits. This course will also show you how to make sure your warrants are valid every time.