Understanding Sexual Deviant Behaviors to Conduct Successful Interviews
Length of Seminar: 2.5 Days
Instructor: Wayne Sheppard
Over the last few years, clinical psychologists and therapists have been able to successfully treat convicted sex offenders. The methodology employed by these treatment centers clearly show that the rate of recidivism has gone down remarkably. The discipline of interviewing both suspects and victims has also evolved over the last few years.
This course educates detectives and other individuals responsible for conducting interviews and investigations related to sexual deviant behavior. Interviewers must understand the nature of this behavior to successfully obtain pertinent and relevant information about sex crimes and other unidentified victims. Participants will be introduced to current research and effective treatment programs, as well as information about the different types of sexual paraphilias and types of sex offenders. Graphic videos of convicted sex offenders will be viewed as part of the course.
Participants will be able to:
• Understand what sexual deviance is and how deviant behavior begins
• Identify treatment programs that work with convicted sex offenders
• Detect and control the states of stress response during interviews
• Identify the dominant personality of the suspect and how to best interact