Law Enforcement Programs

Homicide/Death Investigation Certificate

The Homicide/Death Investigation Certificate is a comprehensive series of classes designed to give the program participant a wholistic view of contemporary investigative methodologies used in all types of death investigation. Participants will be exposed to a wide variety of investigative techniques, including interview and interrogation; statement analysis; psychological motivations; crime scene interpretation; criminal offender profiling; and much more. The participant will have the added benefit of networking with other homicide investigators in the region to form cooperative working relationship to share information, techniques, and resources.

This certificate program has a list of core courses which are supplemented by elective courses listed below. Credit for elective hours may also be given for other courses that meet certain criteria. The determination for acceptance of other elective courses will be made on a case by case basis.

*Since some of the core and elective courses are accepted in both Homicide/Death Investigation Certificate and Forensics/Crime Scene Certificate programs, attendees can use the credit hours from those classes toward both certificates if they choose.

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(300 hours required for completion; 264 hours of core course; 36 hours elective)

Required Core Courses

  • Death and Homicide Investigation¬†(40 Hrs.)
  • Child Abuse and Fatality Investigation (16 Hrs.)
  • Crime Scene Investigation (24 Hrs.)
  • Interview and Interrogation for Homicides (40 Hrs.)
  • Advanced Homicide Investigation (24 Hrs.)
  • Suicide Investigation (16 Hrs.)
  • Interview and Interrogation-Overcoming Deception (8 Hrs.)
  • Introduction to Criminal Investigative Analysis Profiling (16 Hrs.)
  • Fundamentals of the Investigative Process (24 Hrs.)
  • The Psychological Autopsy and Equivocal Death Analysis (8 Hrs.)
  • Inside the Mind of the Violent Offender (8 Hrs.)
  • Investigative Discourse Analysis (40 Hrs. ONLINE Blackboard)

Elective Courses

  • Advanced Interviewing: The Concept of Persuasion (Blackboard Online Class) (16 Hrs.)
  • Violent Crime Profiling- Behavioral Aspects of Crime Scene Reconstruction (8 Hrs.)
  • Death & Crime Scene Management for 1st Responders (8 Hrs.)
  • Cold Case Investigation (16 Hrs.)

More Information

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