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Criminal Behavior Assessment

Course Description: The course is designed to educate Pennsylvania Law Enforcement on behavioral analysis and crime assessment of violent crime. This course introduces the attendees to the use of the tools in crime assessment that allow for an analysis of probative evidence (physical, direct, and circumstantial), by its presence or absence, which meets a recognizable pattern of crime behavior. The first part of the course will examine the theoretical basis of crime assessment and the roles played by the Criminological and Psychological continuums. This will be followed by understanding the key roles that power and anger play in crime behavior. The course will further discuss applied methods for identifying the perpetrators of crime.

Instructional Hours: 2 Days/16 Hours

Instructional Objectives:  In general, it is the goal and objective that the attendees through reading, case studies, and lectures learn a systematic approach from the evidence toward an understanding of the implicit/explicit motives, methods, and opportunities for committing the criminal offenses. To further the goal, the course will concentrate upon four major crime sub-types; Power-Assertive, Power-Reassurance, Anger-Retaliatory, and Anger-Excitation. Toward the end of the course, attendees should understand the primary crime factors of the sub-types and analyze presented cases.  

Upon completion of this course, the student will possess the basic knowledge and skill required to crime assessment when analyzing evidence at a crime scene.

After completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the meaning of terms used to describe common concepts and techniques used in crime assessment.
  • Garner necessary determinative skills for offering a logical explanation of the salient crime factors in the legal system.
  • Use the tools of crime assessment to analyze crime incidents.
  • Apply concepts and theories to applied issues and cases.
  • Describe how crime scene assessment will perform and provide a system crime profile.

Course Completion Requirements:  Attendance and successfully pass (75% or above) a 20-question written examination.

Audience:  PSP Enlisted, MP, LEO

MPOETC CLEE Hours: 6 - CLEE ID#:  CLE00522

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130. All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.

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