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Detective and New Criminal Investigator

Length of Seminar: 4.5 Days
Instructor: Brian Jarvis, Thomas Tittle and Steve Campbell

Course Objective:

The success of a criminal prosecution begins with a thorough and effective investigation. This course will give new detectives and criminal investigators a comprehensive review of their responsibilities in an investigation and the broad array of issues and factors that must be taken into account as the investigation proceeds. It provides practical approaches to overall investigations, witness interviews, suspect interrogations, and preparing a case for successful prosecution.

This week-long course examines procedures for a wide range of criminal activities, from injury and death investigations, to sex crimes, to financial and other property crimes. Participants will be involved in practical exercises and review case studies of actual crime investigations.

Upon Completion:
Participants will be able to:

Take command of the crime scene
Protect and gather multiple types of evidence
Conduct a preliminary inquiry
Recognize Fourth Amendment considerations and exceptions
Assess injury and death cases
Classify types of homicides and suicides
Evaluate autopsy information
Identify motives for crime
Recognize deviant sexual behavior and paraphilia
Perform supplemental investigations
Access appropriate resources
Conduct successful lineups
Identify and address fraudulent complaints
Recover stolen property
Conduct interviews and assess witness reliability
Perform interrogations while protecting suspect rights
Build a stronger evidence-based case for prosecution






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