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Seminar Title:  
Death and Homicide Investigation - Vegas

DATES:  12/6/2021 through 12/10/2021

INSTRUCTOR(S):  

LOCATION:  Palace Station - 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV  89102

HOTEL:  Palace Station - Las Vegas, NV  
Tower Rooms:$75.00 S/D Sunday-Thursday/$95.00 S/D Friday & Saturday
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NOTE: Identify with Group Code PCIPATC Western States Conference to receive discounted rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $575.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Wayne Sheppard assists local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in areas such as violent crime analysis, case consultations and investigative assistance as requested by law enforcement in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he provides training in violent crime analysis, crime scene assessments, the design of law enforcement policies and procedures, the development of regional response plans, and other efforts aimed at enhancing an agency’s overall investigative response to violent crime incidents, missing, abducted and exploited children incidents.

He is an international lecturer on behavioral crime scene assessments and murder and rape typologies and has conducted research in the areas of serial homicide and child homicides.

Mr. Sheppard is a retired member of the Pennsylvania State Police where he held a number of investigative and supervisory positions. Prior to his retirement, he was the supervisor of the Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit, where he was responsible for the investigation and coordination of psychosexual homicide, serial rape, and other behaviorally based crimes occurring in Pennsylvania, also, the supervisor of the Missing Persons Unit where he provided investigative assistance for law enforcement in missing and sexually exploited children cases, and the Amber Alert Coordinator where he created and implemented the Pennsylvania Amber Alert Program for Pennsylvania.

He has also addressed professionals representing the disciplines of law enforcement, corrections, social work, probation and parole, medicine, law, television, radio and academia on a national and international basis.

He is the recipient of numerous awards both nationally and internationally for his support and expertise in violent crime and child exploitation investigations.

Mr. Sheppard is a member of the Vidocq Society, a group comprised of experts from various disciplines across the country that provide pro bono services in the investigation and analysis of unsolved violent crimes occurring in the United States.

He is the past Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Association, Virginia Homicide Investigators Association, and past board member of the Attorney General’s Legal/Medical Advisory Board on Elder Abuse.

Courses Taught:

Death and Homicide Investigation

Response, Search and Recovery of Missing and Abducted Children

Solving Homicides: Investigative Steps to Success

Kinesic and Cognitive Interview Techniques for Street & Road Patrol Officers

Understanding Sexual Deviant Behaviors to Conduct Successful Interviews

Sergeant Paul A. Villaverde, is a law enforcement supervisor within a law enforcement agency in Miami-Dade County. He has served its citizens for over 23 years. Sergeant Villaverde has a vast amount of work experience, knowledge and training derived from his work and supervisory assignments, which include: the Professional Compliance Bureau, Homicide Bureau, Robbery Bureau, Narcotics Bureau, Warrants Bureau, and Crime Suppression Team. Sergeant Villaverde currently supervises a Homicide Bureau Cold Case Unit, and is an active member of the Special Response Hostage Negotiator Team.

Sergeant Villaverde possesses a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management and has a professional and practical background in law enforcement supervision and investigations. His practical knowledge and experience is rooted in him from the positions and assignments he has held.

Sergeant Villaverde has served as an instructor concerning several investigative level subjects, and has been teaching for over nine years. He is sought out to instruct Internal Affairs School, Homicide School, and has previously instructed Robbery Bureau Investigations Classes and General Investigations Schools. He utilizes a dynamic approach to instruction that includes student participation and thought provoking problem solving methods relative to today’s law enforcement professional. Sergeant Villaverde proudly served as an elected Board of Director for the Dade County Police Benevolent Association, (PBA) for over ten years, and currently remains a proud member of the PBA.

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. 


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Course Objectives


Statementof Fact: “In the world of violent crime, when two human beings come together, that human interaction creates evidence. If we understand the behaviors, we will understandthe evidence, and vice versa.”              


CourseObjective: Upon completion of this course of instruction, the participant will be equipped witha comprehensive knowledge base to properly conduct an all-encompassing and most intrusive criminal investigation that is required to solve violent crime incidents. 

 

Days 1 and 2 - Wayne Sheppard


  1. Behavioraland Forensic Applications – A Diphasic Approach

  2. Behavioral Analysis of Violent Crime – Application to Violent Crime Investigations

  3. Criminal Investigative Assessment Process – Narrowing the Scope of the Investigation

  4. Victimology and Suspect Backgrounds – Exclusionary in Nature and Vital to Case Resolution

  5. Offender Dichotomies

  6. Proper Consideration and Documentation of Incremental Behavior

  7. Sexual Deviancy - A Laypersons Understanding of the Role it Plays in Violent Crime Analysis

  8. Roleof Fantasy in Violent Crime

  9. Violent Crime Practicum – Demonstration of Knowledge Acquired

 

Day 3 – Professor Don V. Haley

 

I. Identify the five most common types of wounds encountered by law enforcementin injury and death investigations.

II. Categorize the three ranges of firearm wounds.

III. Compare and contrast the differences between incised wounds and lacerations.

IV. Compare and contrast the differences between ligature strangulation and hanging.

V. Recognize post mortem changes during a death investigation.

VI. Properly interpret defense wounds during a death investigation.

VII. Identify what anautopsy may tell us.


Days 4 and 5 - Paul Villaverde


I. Identify different ways to identify DNA evidence.

II. Carry out proper procedures for lineups and show-ups.

III. Follow-up analyzation and interpretation of evidence.

IV. Comprise and utilize cellular data evidence.

V. Examine and interpret fingerprint and DNA evidence.

VI. Utilize and apply the basics of “Parabon Snapshot.

VII. Organize case files appropriately.

VIII. Review actual cases of homicide, police-involved shootings, as well as cold case exploration.

          IX. Overview of forensics collection, as it applies to cases of Homicide.
































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