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Number: 712

November 15, 2022 - November 17, 2022
0800 - 1700 on 11/15-11/16 & 0800 - 1200 on 11/17/22

Sexual deviant behavior is “need” driven behavior. Sex offenders repeat their crimes because of this “need”. Therefore, there a exists a high probability of additional victims. Officers investigating and interviewing persons committing sex crimes, including sexual homicides, must understand the nature of this “need” driven behavior in order properly investigate and hold these sex offenders criminally responsible.

The core objective of this course is not to gain insight or understanding about why sex offenders act out against victims in order to help or treat them, but to recognize and assess how sex offenders act out against the victims in order to identify, arrest, and convict them. To reach this core objective, participants will be provided with what evidence to look for, whether there are additional victims, how to identify those victims, how to interview a suspect and what additional measures must be taken in the investigative process.

Course Objectives:

  • Understanding and Interviewing the Sexual Deviant is a course of instruction designed to equip the interviewer with the knowledge and skill set required to properly interview sexual deviant offenders. The course will provide the interviewer with an understanding of the different types of sexual Paraphilias and offender dichotomies of sex offenders.
  • Understanding and Interviewing the Sexual Deviant is a course of instruction designed as a pragmatic law enforcement approach to sexual deviancy. The course will provide the law enforcement interviewer with insight into the world of abnormal sexual behaviors characterized by intense sexual fantasies and urges that can result in assaultive criminal behavior. Additionally, the participants will be taught how to document this information in affidavits in support of the execution of search warrants.
  • Understanding and Interviewing the Sexual Deviant course will cover the development of Victimology, one of the most important, yet often overlooked steps an interviewer must take in developing interview strategies. In this course of instruction, the interviewer will be provided a checklist that will assist him/her in developing victimology and offender background information.
  • Understanding and Interviewing the Sexual Deviant course of instruction will address the following topics to provide the interviewer with a solid foundation to understand and thus properly interview persons involved in sexual deviant behaviors that result in criminal behavior:

•  Societal Expectations as it Pertains to Socially Accepted or Unaccepted Behaviors
•  Normal Sexual Behavior verses Deviant Sexual Behavior – Established Customs and the Evolution of Change
•  Clinical Approach to Sexual Deviancy – Laypersons Understanding of Diagnosis and Intervention
•  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – A Useful Tool for Law Enforcement Defining Paraphilic Behaviors
•  Offender Dichotomies – Understanding Those Who Offend
•  Sexual Deviancy – A Practitioner’s Understanding of the Role of Deviant Behavior in Violent Crime
•  Developing Behaviorally Based Interview Strategies – Key to Admissions and/or Confessions
•  The Mindset of the Interviewer – Avoiding Biases and Prejudices
•  Foundational Components of the Interview Process
•  Paralogical Reasoning – Dealing with Rationales during the Interview
•  Proper Documentation and Disclosure of Admissions and Confessions


** Non-Member Agencies – Please register with Public Agency Training Council online at: There is a fee of $425.00 for those from non-member agencies to attend.