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Seminar Title:  
Interviewing and Understanding Sexual Deviant Behavior

DATES:  11/7/2017 through 11/9/2017

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Dan Sosnowski

LOCATION:  Rio Rancho Police Department - 500 Quantum Road NE, Rio Rancho, NM  87124

HOTEL:  Hilton Garden Inn - Rio Rancho, NM  505-896-1111
$91 single/double while rooms available

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Dan Sosnowski

Dan is a 1980 graduate of John E. Reid College of Detection and Deception and is one of the few polygraph examiners in the country to hold a Masters of Science Degree in the field of polygraph. He has been awarded a Senior Research Fellow in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

He was a former police officer in the Chicago area and was on the staff at John E. Reid & Associates. He is the former director of two polygraph training schools who have taught numerous law enforcement officer as well as individuals from the private sector.

Dan is President of S.O.S. Services, Inc., a private polygraph company located in Marietta, Georgia. S.O.S. Services, Inc. is currently performing a wide range of polygraph examinations but is specializing in sex offender testing. Dan is the polygraph examiner of choice for Dr. Gene Abel as well as other therapist in the Atlanta area.

He conducts numerous training seminars across the United States and has been an invited speaker at the American Polygraph Association’s annual seminar as well as numerous State Polygraph Associations. Dan was elected as a Director to serve on the Board for the American Polygraph Association in August, 2000. He was re-elected to a third two year term in July 2006.

Dan is currently involved in several research projects concerning the accuracy and validity of the polygraph. These studies are being conducted in conjunction with the University of Newcastle, United Kingdom. He conducted the first polygraph training in that country. He has also been published in several professional journals in the United Kingdom as well as the United States.

Dan’s diverse background in both the private and law enforcement agencies, along with presently conducting criminal interviews and interrogations, gives him a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from. As a speaker, Dan is very informative and motivating. His sense of humor makes it a pleasure to listen to him. He easily adapts to circumstances and surroundings, which is one of the foremost assets of any successful interrogator.

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Course Objectives

Interviewing the Sexual Deviant is a training program to aid interviewers in the understanding of sexual behavior. The course will also assist the interviewer in understanding the different types of sexual paraphilias and typologies of a sex offender.

Interviewing the Sexual Deviant is a training program that will assist the interviewer in understanding what sexual deviance is as well as how this deviant behavior begins. The course will also explore why individuals become involved in sexual deviance and who is at risk of becoming a potential victim.

Interviewing the Sexual Deviant is a training program that will look and explore the current research which is now being conducted. The course will also discuss current treatment programs that work with convicted sex offenders. These treatment programs work in conjunction with probation/parole agencies in an attempt to better monitor and control sexual deviant behavior.

Interviewing the Sexual Deviant is a training program that will identify and discuss the following areas:

The Stress Response States - Subjects under stress of deception during an interview tend to generate identifiable responses such as anger, denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance. These responses to stress can be controlled in order to get the most information from the interview.

The Primary Dominant Personalities - The identification of personalities regarding Introverts and Extraverts. The importance of understanding the difference between the Suspect and the Interviewer is necessary in order to conduct a proper interview. This will enable the Interviewer to better understand the how and why individuals become involved in sexual deviant behavior.

Why Attend:
Understanding behavior which involves sexual deviance is a specialized field. The discipline of interviewing both suspects and victims is a sensitive issue and has evolved over the last few years. In order to successfully obtain pertain and relevant information about sex crimes, it has become imperative for any Interviewer to learn and understand this type of behavior.

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.

It has been documented that individuals involved in sexual deviant behavior have other undisclosed sexual behaviors. Many of them also have a number of victims that remain unidentified.

This course has been designed to inform and educate individuals who are responsible for conducting these types of interviews and investigations. The goal is to help the Interviewer in understanding sexual deviant behavior that in the past has been misunderstood.

During this course of instruction, real videos of convicted sex offenders will be used for training purposes. It should be noted that since these training tapes are real in nature some of the material will be sensitive in nature.

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