Faculty/Staff Panel

Student Panel

Search

Student Panel
Faculty/Staff Panel
Law Enforcement

Asking Questions without Asking Questions

June 12, 2024
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $199

Instructor: Dean Anderson
Campus/Room: Snead State Technical Center, Boaz
Course Description: Using guided conversation techniques, you can discreetly move the conversation in directions that cause the interviewee to reveal desired information. Guided conversations can lead to elicitation and more in-depth questioning. [For parole and probation officers, this workshop supports motivational interviewing]
Upon successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Conduct casual conversations in interviews and interrogations.
  • Identify the objective and design a guided conversation plan.
  • Start the conversation by implementing an effective approach and establishing rapport.
  • Keep the conversation going by employing red light/green light and active listening techniques.
  • Pick up on important topics and use segues and bridging to control the conversation.
  • Explore sensitive topics.
  • Determine why elicitation works.
  • Learn and employ elicitation techniques.
  • Identify and overcome deflection methods.

To register and pay with check/PO, click here.
To register and pay with credit card, click here.

Crime Elements for Officers and New Investigators

June 26, 2024
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $199

Instructor: Jarrett Williams
Campus/Room: Snead State Technical Center, Boaz
Course Description: Prosecutors must prove each statutory element of the crimes charged beyond a reasonable doubt to get convictions. If the defense counsel can introduce reasonable doubt in any “one” element, the accused can walk. Your ability to properly identify and prove each element gives you confidence that your arrests are solid and should result in a confession or conviction.
Upon successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Apply statutory requirements for culpability.
  • Understand crime elements, in general, to include definitions and aggravating/mitigating circumstances.
  • Explore your state’s criminal statutes for all possible crimes related to a criminal event scenario.
  • Find the elements of specific crimes in statute and outline them in provable pieces.
  • Explore ways to prove each element of specified crimes.
  • Consider exceptions and defenses.
  • Given scenarios, present the best evidenced-based case to a prosecutor.

To register and pay with check/PO, click here.
To register and pay with credit card, click here.

Writing for Convictions

July 10, 2024
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $199

Instructor: Dean Anderson
Campus/Room: Snead State Technical Center, Boaz
Course Description: Writing matters! Words matter. Even though some of your reports won’t make it to a trial, every report will lead to a decision about your arrests, treatment of arrestees, and ultimately confessions and/or convictions. This workshop is different than many other writing workshops in that we focus on storytelling and the support that can be used in court, rather than just fulfilling your agency’s requirement to document an incident.
Upon successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Determine how your reports may be used in court.
  • Positively identify every person.
  • Tell a story that the jury can experience in chronological order.
  • Avoid confusion.
  • Write in active voice and use good grammar.
  • Include details responding to the interrogatories.
  • Create effective supporting documentation that stand on their own.
  • Connect evidence to the crime elements.

To register and pay with check/PO, click here.
To register and pay with credit card, click here.

Intermediate Criminal Investigations

July 24, 2024
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $199

Instructor: John East
Campus/Room: Snead State Technical Center, Boaz
Course Description: You know the intricacies of investigation. However, even the most experienced investigators can paint themselves into a corner. In this workshop, you should gain the ability to see crimes from different perspectives, thus avoiding confirmation bias or blindsiding the prosecutor.
Upon successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Develop a sound theory of the case and possible alternate theories.
  • Build a strong case that mitigates suspects’ defenses.
  • Use crime elements effectively.
  • Collect evidence that proves the crime elements.
  • Interview witnesses and victims.
  • Effectively interrogate suspects.
  • Manage the crime scene.
  • Know how new technology can benefit your investigations.

To register and pay with check/PO, click here.
To register and pay with credit card, click here.