Sex Crimes Investigations

40 Hour Training Course / 4.0 CEUs / Tuition: $695.00 / KLEC Approved

Course Description:

This course has been developed to enhance the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the first responder as well as the criminal investigator. The curriculum has specific investigative skill-based instruction designed to build on prior training and experience. The overview of sex-related crimes, sex offenders, and sexual perversions are presented from an investigative perspective. Instructional personnel, with extensive field experience in the investigation of sex-related crimes, deliver this professional development program in a manner designed to enhance an investigator’s analytical skills, along with their investigative skills and techniques. This training is delivered with graphic descriptions, language, and discussion. Videotapes, high impact instruction, crime scene photographs and actual case studies, designed to specifically illustrate and support the topics, are continually presented during this course. Participants will have an understanding of the skills, knowledge, and abilities associated with the utilization of criminal profiling techniques during the investigation, prosecution, incarceration, and monitoring of sex crime parolees. The course contains very practical information intended to aid police personnel in rendering successful resolution of criminal investigations of a sexual nature.  Due to the varied course content, it is suitable for patrol personnel, newly appointed investigators as well as experienced investigators.

Disclaimer: This course is delivered with graphic descriptions, language and discussion. Photographs, videos, interactive instruction, and actual case studies may be used to illustrate and support the topics presented during this course. Course content is developed from actual cases involving perpetrators who have been prosecuted for the crimes being discussed. The psychological and cultural worlds within which these individuals operate are openly presented.

Course Topics and Areas of Study:

      • Sex Crimes:  Myth and Stereotyping
        • Sexual Assault Response Team: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
          • Dispatch and Types of Sexual Crimes
            • Responding Officer and Preliminary Investigation
              • Interviewing the Victim
                • Victimology, Victim Interviews and the Rape Trauma Syndrome
                  • Rape (Suspect) Typologies
                    • Crime Scene, DNA, and Evidence Collection
                      • Medical Examinations
                        • Criminal Profiling Techniques for Sex Crimes Investigators:  Application of the Methodology Utilized When Analyzing Sexual Crimes
                          • Reliability of Eyewitness Identifications
                            • The Assessment of Verbal and Written Statements
                              • Profiling and the sexual offender
                                • Case study and group profiling

                                Who Should Attend:

                                Enrollment is recommended for and limited to law enforcement officers, (uniform patrol personnel, detectives, newly appointed investigators as well as experienced investigators), and other authorized officials who are responsible for investigating criminal investigations of a sexual nature.

                                Instructors:

                                Peter Smerick

                                Tim Hardiman

                                Upcoming Training and Lodging:

                                If this course is not currently scheduled, it can be brought to your region by a co-hosting agency or through a contract. Contact Theresa Newton for more details: tmnewt01@louisville.edu

                                Registration

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                                What Our Graduates Are Saying:

                                "This course was very worthwhile. The teaching styles of both instructors make the material interesting and instructional. I would recommend more training of this type for all officers."

                                "An excellent block of material for such a condensed time frame."

                                "This course was excellent. The material on victim behavior was eye opening. The material was presented in a very understandable way and taught by individuals who have a true passion for it."

                                "As a Patrol Sgt. I feel that this course was outstanding. It re-enforced current knowledge, but also provided me with current information and trends. This course will definitely help me better respond to and prepare the initial report on sex cases.

                                "This course was a great course. I have not had training this informative in my military police, CID and NCIS career over 13 years. The information is pertinent and can extend further than sex assault investigations. The profiling piece was very informative. I learned a new prospective from this course."

                                "This has been the best course in my 10 years on the job. The instructors, the material, the videos, and the class participation were all valuable. The material was perfect for new and seasoned detectives/officers."

                                "This course helped me improve my interview skills and statement analysis skills that I can use on many crimes I deal with."

                                "I found the course to be extremely helpful and informative. The instructors were knowledgeable and interesting and encouraged participation. I will use much of what I've learned this week."

                                "The course was very informative and as always at SPI, it was presented in a professional manner by some of the best instructors in the nation! Thanks once again!"

                                "The course provided a good insight to the thoughts and actions of sexual assault victims. Good tools provided to use on current and future cases."

                                "I enjoyed the course for the full overview of information... I learned a few new approaches and felt the class interaction was good for multiple ideas and approaches to the case."