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Seminar Title:  
Psychological Aspects of Criminal Behavior

DATES:  12/18/2023 through 12/19/2023


LOCATION:  Columbus, Ohio Division of Police Training Academy - 1000 North Hague Ave., Columbus, OH  43204-2121

HOTEL:  Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center - Columbus, OH  
Contact Hotel for State Govt. Rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $350.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Don Haley Professor Don V. Haley runs the Criminal Justice program at Tidewater Community College’s Virginia Beach Campus. Professor Haley’s ability to combine theory with practicality arises from his vast educational and work experience in the areas of law enforcement. Professor Haley’s educational background consists of a BA in Criminology (Cum Laude) from Saint Leo College, an MPA in Justice Administration (4.0 GPA) from Troy State University, as well as other post graduate research methods courses. Don Haley is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He also served as a correctional officer at Saint Brides Correctional Institute, a Virginia Beach deputy sheriff, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach police officer, and Virginia Beach police detective. In 1995, Don received the “Detective of the Year Award” for the 4th precinct, with the Virginia Beach Police Department. Don served as an adjunct professor at Virginia Wesleyan College from 1997-2008 in their criminal justice program. Don was “Voir dired” as an expert witness on a capital murder case in the 34th Judicial District Court in El Paso, Texas in 2008. Professor Haley’s law enforcement recognitions include the “Chamber of Commerce” award, Drug Enforcement Incentive Award, two Class Act awards, two Star Performer awards, and others. Professor Haley works contractually with theDistance Education Accrediting Commission, serving as a subject matter expert in criminal justice.
Professor Haley has researched and taught college students, law enforcement agencies, military personnel, business corporations, NCAA college athletes, and medical personnel in the latest advancements in the areas of neuroscience, brain chemistry, and psychology. Professor Haley reveals significant insight into the brain and its impact on behavior and cognitive functions in human beings. 

Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.


Course Objectives

Course Overview:Professor Don V. Haley has taught the college course “Psychological Aspects of Criminal Behavior” for over 25 years at the collegiate level. This course introduces, identifies, and evaluates the concepts of normal and abnormal behavior leading to dangerousness. Focuses on the psychological, neurological, and sociological aspects of criminal and other deviant behavior patterns. We will analyze the latest research data on social, psychological, and neurological risk factors associated with crime and delinquency. The course covers the schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders and how to immediately identify them. We will explore psychopathy and enter the mind of a serial killer. This class combines practicality with the major theoretical viewpoints on crime and the dominant methods used to measure it. We will identify the risk factors employed in assessing violent criminal behavior.Upon Completion of this course, participants will be able to: Explain biological, neurological, psychological, and sociological factors that contribute to criminal behavior. Emphasize that criminal behavior has multiple causes, manifestations, and developmental pathways. Identify the different perspectives of human nature that underlie the theoretical developments and understanding of criminal behavior.Identify the schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders.Examine the psychological aspects of common occurrence of aggression.Stress the connection between cognitive abilities and delinquency and crime.Discuss attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder (CD), and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) as possible contributors to delinquent and criminal behavior.Summarize the current research on environmental neurotoxins that present the greatest risk for healthy neurodevelopment. Summarize recent research on child and adolescent brain development, including fetal exposure to nicotine and drugs, effects of malnutrition, and traumatic brain injury and their relationship to antisocial and criminal behaviorEnter the mindset of a “Serial Killer” Present a special type of offender (the criminal psychopath), who differs emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally from other offenders.Review the various measures of psychopathy.Summarize the original four core factors and two new core factors of psychopathy.Review the evidence for juvenile psychopathy.Examine the neurobiological aspects of psychopathy.Introduce the dual-process model of psychopathy. Discuss representative research on treatment strategies used with adult psychopaths and juveniles with psychopathic features.Define mental disorders and provide an overview of the DSM and the diagnoses that are most relevant to criminal behavior.Define and review issues relating to competency to stand trial.Review the insanity defense rules and standards. Define risk assessment and identify the risk factors employed in assessing violent criminal behavior. Explore the relationship between mental disorder and violence. Present the research on family violence, its dynamics, and its causes.Describe risk factors that influence the development of sexually assaultive behavior and discuss research relating to recidivism of sex offenders. Discuss sex trafficking and its prevention. Summarize the effects of the psychoactive drugs that have been most connected to crime and delinquency.

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