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Burglary / Robbery Investigation

Length of Seminar: 2 Days
Instructor: Paul B. Banner &/or William Collins

Course Overview:
This two day training module is designed to provide the tools to conduct successful burglary and robbery investigations. This program will also provide an enhanced look at techniques that will lead to more productive witness interviews, eyewitness evidence, crime scene processing, evidence evaluation, and case tracking. It will also provide both time proven and new methods in dealing with today’s current trends and illicit market for stolen property.

Who Should Attend?

This seminar is structured for law enforcement personnel, criminal investigators, security directors and loss prevention specialists.


As a result of attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Define corpus delecti.
  • Identify the six elements of corpus delecti.
  • Explain the goal of a successful burglary investigation.
  • Identify unique characteristics in burglary offenses.
  • Describe seven modes of operation of property criminals.
  • Conduct a burglary pattern analysis.
  • Explain the seven steps in a burglary crime scene investigation.
  • Develop methods of tracking stolen property in order to identify illicit markets and fences.
  • Apply officer survival techniques while conducting a burglary
  • List the types of robberies
  • Identify the styles and methods of robberies.
  • Conduct the stages of the robbery investigation.
  • Conduct witness interviews.
  • Demonstrate the use of mug books and composites.
  • Demonstrate the use of field and eye witness identification.
  • Conduct the robbery crime scene investigative procedures.
  • Apply officer survival techniques while conducting a robbery investigation.



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