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New Detective & Criminal Investigator
Number: 567
MemberFee: No Fee for MTU 8 Members; $475 Fee for all Non-Members
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu
Objectives:

This course is composed to assist the newly appointed Detective [or Patrol Officer conducting investigations] in becoming familiar with the many aspects of a Criminal Investigation. It is designed to assist in providing a solid foundation of basic techniques from which Detectives can build upon as they progress through their careers. Policies and procedures differ from agency to agency and this presentation is a general overview, not to conflict with your department operating guidelines in criminal investigations.

BEGINNING THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

The 10 Most Common Investigative Errors - Defining Crime – Evidence and Crime Scene Issues – Investigative Training Skills Required – The Investigator’s Responsibilities – The Preliminary Inquiry

THE CRIME SCENE

Fourth Amendment Considerations – Judicially Created Exceptions – Search Warrant Requirements – Crime Scene Search & Protection of Area – Thermal Injuries- Blood at the Scene- Dental- 3 Types of Track Evidence- The Importance of Documenting Weather- Blood at Crime Scenes- Hangings vs. Strangulations- Searches- Shaken Baby Syndrome

INJURY & DEATH INVESTIGATION

Overview – Motives for Murder – Classifications of Homicide – Evaluation of Information From The Autopsy – Time of Death Considerations – Wound Information and Evidence – Firearms – Blunt Force Trauma – Incisions – Stabbing – Offender Injuries from Self-Wounding – Suicide Investigations – Autoerotic Asphyxia & “The Choking Game”

SEX CRIMES

The Basic Principles of Deviant Sexual Behavior – Paraphilias – Investigative Strategies for Officers to include; the 4 Types of Rapist, the 3 defenses a rapist will give you, the two “M.O.’s in a sex crime, the two parts of a confession with sex offenders and the three reasons “evidence” is taken from a rape scene

Strategies for a Successful Investigation:

Where Your Investigation Begins – Legal Issues Involving the Investigation – Goals and Objectives of a Successful Investigation – The Importance of the Post- Arrest Investigation – Case Management Strategies – Organization – Checklists - Solvability Factors / Case Filtering – Studies Impacting Criminal Investigations – Sources of Information – Knowing & Utilizing Available Resources – Conducting Successful Line-ups – Analytical Tools and the Internet – UCR/NIBRS

Social Media Investigations:

Gathering evidence via social media - Your Legal Obligations - Search Warrants - Preservation Requests - Emergency Disclosures

Digital Evidence:

Importance of Digital Evidence – Types of Digital Evidence - Cell Phone Evidence - Cell Towers - Metadata - Cell Providers and Their Requirements – Legal Issues, Judicial Decisions – 4th Amendment Issues – The Search Warrant

Conducting Successful Interviews:

Introduction to Interviewing – Witness Reliability Issues – Witness Types – Best Practices for Conducting Successful Interviews

Conducting Successful Suspect Interrogations:

Goals of the Interrogation – Legal Guidelines – 5th & 6th Amendment Considerations – U. S. Supreme Court Decisions – Planning and Documenting the Interrogation – Types of Suspect Interviews and Methods of Obtaining Information

Identity Crimes:

Personal Identifiers – Financial Identifiers – Methods of obtaining personal information – Best practices for reducing identity crime – Federal Trade Commission and Secret Service Roles in ID Crimes

Case Studies:

#1 – Multi-Jurisdictional Long Term Investigations
#2 - Florida Serial Homicides; America’s First Female Predatory Serial Killer

** No Fee for MTU 8 Members
(Register with MTU 8 @ 309-268-8430, mtu8training@heartland.edu or www.mtu8.com)
$475.00 for all other seats
(Register with Public Agency Training Council
online at: www.patc.com)

Instructor & Location Date/Time
10/22/18-
10/26/18
8:00a-5:00p on 10/22-10/25 & 8:00a-12:00p on 10/26/18
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