Criminal Justice Professionals Catalog

Criminal Justice Professionals Catalog

49 offerings below

Subscribe for special access to training designed strictly for law enforcement, law enforcement support, social workers, victim service providers, child serving professionals, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals. You will find exclusive content to help you gain the necessary skills to make lasting and meaningful change in your community. In addition, you will have access to all of the standard content from the Community catalog.


Exclusive Content


10 Myths of Sexual Assault
Webinar

Examine the common medical and social myths and misconceptions that undermine the investigation and adjudication of child sexual abuse cases. Materials discussed will include the medical/legal definitions or "child", the evolving definition of "rape", and the different between statutory requirements for "consent" and "force".

Basic Testimony Preparation in Child Abuse Cases
Webinar

Learn how to prepare effectively for testimony and deliver your testimony in an impactful way.

CART Commander Online Training (CART-COMM) (AMBER Alert)
eLearning

This self-directed online course is delivered across 8 modules, and provides members of Child Abduction Response Teams (CARTs) with a broad scope of information on the structure and interdependent functions/roles of a CART program. The course covers important considerations regarding: Protocol development and management; development and use of Memoranda of Understanding; CART composition; training, including the development and use of tabletop exercises and field scenarios; CART certification standards; and a case study which integrates all topics covered in consideration of effective CART leadership.

Characteristics of Online Offenders
eLearning

Identify sex offender characteristics of those criminals who offend against minors utilizing the internet, computers and other electronic devices to facilitate wrongful acts. Understand how offenders are using cyberspace to find victims, traffic contraband images, and shield themselves from identification.

Child Abduction Response Team Training for New Members (CART) (AMBER Alert)
eLearning

This self-directed online course is delivered across 11 modules, and covers important considerations regarding: the scope and scale of the problem of missing and abducted children; CART structure, function and command considerations; investigative considerations; canvass operations; search operations; volunteer management; digital forensics; logistics; recovery and reunification; and a case study in which all concepts taught are integrated and considered in terms of effective overall response.

Child Pornography Collecting and the Relationship to Contact Offending
Webinar

Gain a better understanding of the child pornography collector and dispel the “it’s just pictures” myth. Discussion will include an overview of studies highlighting the potential correlation between those who collect child pornography and those who molest children, and hear of the devastating and long-term impact on victims. You will learn about the benefits of child pornography investigator’s participation in a multidisciplinary team response, and the role of Mandated Reporters.

Child Sex Trafficking: An Introduction to Law Enforcement Response (CST-Intro) (AMBER Alert)
eLearning

This course covers important considerations regarding dynamics of the victim, the trafficker and the process of interviewing. It provides an introduction to the scope, scale and nature of problem of Child Sex Trafficking, and how patrol and investigative officers can effectively respond.

Following the Evidence in a Child Sex Trafficking Forensic Interview
eLearning

Compare interviews in child sex trafficking cases to intra-familial cases. Participants will learn question strategies or tools that forensic interviewers should incorporate in interviews of minors suspected as trafficking and/or internet crimes victims.

Gang Sex Trafficking: “Inside the Life”, A Survivors Story
Webinar

Hear first-hand from a survivor of gang sex trafficking, Allison, about the everyday life sacrifices made to make the moment livable. Discuss and gain insight into Allison’s survivor story of being sexually abused at a very young age, kidnapped by gang members, and forced into trafficking; and how her rescuer was, in fact, the real trafficker.

I Take It Back: When a Child Recants Allegations of Sexual Abuse
Webinar

Discuss the risk factors that might be present in a case, which could be indicative of a possible recant. Explain and recognize potential ways to ensure both the physical and emotional protection of the child as well as immediate intervention services in an effort to prevent a recant in the first place. Discuss and identify ways for the multidisciplinary team to evaluate the report of recantation to determine what to do next. Recognize when a second interview should occur, by whom and the adjustments that need to be made to traditional interview protocols in order to gather pertinent information.

Initial Response and Investigation of Child Deaths
Webinar

Most child deaths appear accidental or from natural causes, but some are later determined to involve foul play. This webinar will discuss procedures from the initial response to a reported unconscious child or child death, and show methods and procedures to prevent loss of evidence or other investigative missteps. Discussion will also include the use of a multidisciplinary team to strengthen your case.

Inside the Mind of the Trafficker
Webinar

Gain insight into how sex traffickers think, act and operate. Such understanding aids professionals with interviewing, investigative case building, offender management, prosecution, witness protection and victim advocacy.

Interpreting Child Sex Trafficking CyberTipline Reports and Resources Available for Law Enforcement
Webinar

Learn about the free analytical resources available to identify and recover victims of child sex trafficking. Gather information about the resources and services offered by the Child Sex Trafficking Team (CSTT) at NCMEC, such as providing analytical support and completing comprehensive reports regarding possible child victims and their traffickers.

Investigating Computer Crimes
eLearning

Designed for members of rural and underserved law enforcement agencies and prosecutor offices who are interested in learning how to respond and investigate reports of computer crimes. This distance learning course is intended for personnel who have minimal experience working with computers and investigating computer crimes. More experienced individuals may also take this course as a refresher.

Investigative Strategies for Child Abduction Cases Online – (ISCAC)(AMBER Alert)
eLearning

Represents an online version of the onsite ISCAC classroom training and is designed to provide law enforcement investigators and investigative supervisors with the information necessary to properly understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving missing and abducted children.

Legal Considerations in Child Abuse Cases
eLearning

Learn how to prepare and present a winning case in child maltreatment proceedings or criminal prosecutions of child abusers. Topics addressed include ideas for successfully confronting common defenses, and ways to prepare witnesses, including children, to testify effectively and minimize the trauma they experience in court.

Medical Diagnosis of Abuse
eLearning

Learn state-of-the art techniques that an investigator can use in the assessment, investigation of non-accidental injuries. Various weapons, utilized by the offender in child abuse situations, are identified and demonstrated.

Noncompliant Sex Offender Tracking: Using Open Source Intelligence and Other Resources
Webinar

With tens of thousands of registered sex offenders in the United States whose whereabouts are unknown, the need for analytical tools that can help locate these offenders are in high demand. During the webinar, you will learn about the analytical resources the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) can provide law enforcement during their investigations of noncompliant sex offenders.

Online Protections for Criminal Justice Professionals
eLearning

With the ever-increasing use of social media in our personal and professional lives, it is important to know the issues associated with these activities. Criminal justice professionals, and those who testify in court and/or work for a government agency, are subject to a variety of disclosures about their online use. Dangers involving the blurred lines between personal and professional online use will be the focus of this training. How to avoid professional embarrassment, discipline issues or personal or family dangers with online postings will also be covered.

Part 1: Sexual Violence in Cyberspace- From Abuse Images to Revenge Porn
Webinar

Sexual violence in cyberspace can take on a variety of concrete, yet overlapping forms. “Revenge Porn”, or non-consensual sharing of private images, sextortion, misuse of teen sexting and child pornography are some of the most obvious examples. As these problems have increased in scope in recent years, so too has the interest of the media and legislators around the country. The number of states that have passed new or updated laws criminalizing such behavior has exploded. As these new laws go into effect, investigators and prosecutors need to understand what types of behavior are covered by the laws, how to present them to Judges and juries, and the likely constitutional challenges that will be faced.

Part 1: The Five B’s of Child Physical Abuse: Bruises, Burns, Bones, Bellies, and Brains
Webinar

Examine the basic aspects of child physical abuse injuries and a variety of injuries seen in cases of child physical abuse. Review case studies that include example of abusive and non-abusive injuries. During Part 1 of this 2 part webinar series, you will learn about child abuse pediatrics, bruises, burns, and the mechanisms of bony injuries.

Part 2: Sexual Violence in Cyberspace- From Abuse Images to Revenge Porn
Webinar

Sexual violence in cyberspace continues to plague the health and well-being of millions of children and adolescents worldwide. This presentation will review the numerous types of crimes against children mediated by information and communication technology. Participants will learn numerous aspects of victimization and why the long-term outcome for these victims is so much worse that when there is child sexual abuse without visual memorialization. The number of states that have passed new or updated laws criminalizing such behavior has exploded. As these new laws come into effect, investigators and prosecutors need to understand what types of behavior are covered by the laws, how to present them to Judges and juries, and the likely constitutional challenges that will be faced.

Part 2: The Five B’s of Child Physical Abuse: Bruises, Burns, Bones, Bellies, and Brains
Webinar

Examine the basic aspects of child physical abuse injuries and a variety of injuries seen in cases of child physical abuse. Review case studies that include example of abusive and non-abusive injuries. During Part 2 of this 2 part webinar series, you will learn about the characteristics of bony injuries, abdominal injuries, and head injuries.

Patrol First Response for Missing and Abducted Children (PATMAC) (AMBER Alert)
eLearning

This self-directed online course is delivered across 5 modules and provides law enforcement patrol officers with information and resources to promote swift and effective initial field response to incidents of endangered missing and abducted children. The course covers the scope, scale and nature of the problem; best practices for initial on-scene response; important considerations for transitioning the investigation; and resources for law enforcement.

Practical Tips When Encountering and Interviewing CSEC Victims
Webinar

Build upon your interview skills by gathering useful and practical tips to utilize during your first encounter and initial interview with victims. Learn about the importance of building rapport with victims. Examine victimology and the difference between domestic and international victims

Prosecuting Sex Trafficking Cases
Webinar

Learn how prosecutors can work with law enforcement to investigate cases involving trafficking to gather the evidence necessary to make a successful case and prepare a case for trial. Address witness issues and the unexpected during prosecution. Develop a team approach to reach simultaneous goals of rescuing victims and prosecuting their offenders to the fullest extent. Discuss charging decisions, trial preparation, accomplice testimony, defense strategies, and witness preparation.

Seizing and Analyzing Mobile Devices
eLearning

Review cell phone and mobile device terms and concepts for understanding mobile device seizures and forensics

Strategies for Supporting Resilience and Healing in Victims of Child Maltreatment
eLearning

Child maltreatment has a wide range of effects on the individual, family, and community, however; professionals implementing trauma-informed practices can help to mitigate these effects and promote resilience and healing. This course will provide strategies to address the mental health needs of victims, including tips for coordinating care among agencies investigating and prosecuting child maltreatment.

Technology and Child Sex Trafficking
Webinar

Demonstrate how technology aids traffickers and facilitates child sex trafficking. Recognize methods to leverage technology to assist in recovering victims, corroborate cases, develop evidence and stay ahead of the traffickers.

Telecommunications Best Practices for Missing and Abducted Children (TELMAC) (AMBER Alert)
eLearning

Learn telecommunications best practices for supporting swift and decisive responses in the critical, early stages of incidents involving missing and abducted children.

Tools to Examine IP Addresses
eLearning

Learn about the tools used to examine IP addresses and further a network investigation.

Tracing IP Addresses
eLearning

Become familiar with the structure of the Internet, IP version 4 and 6 addresses, and the use of this information to further an investigation.

Understanding Cloud Computing
eLearning

Comparing Cloud vs. traditional crime scenes, understanding cloud computing terminology, identifying Cloud users and walking through a case study are activities covered in this course.

Women Who Molest Children: Offender Typologies
Webinar

Findings from in-depth interviews with eighteen women who had been convicted of molesting children will be discussed. Receive updated information on these women to include cases from across the nation as well as data from other recently published material on this topic. Chief Carson will discuss his five distinct offender typologies for female child molesters that were first published in 2006.

Working with Victims with Intellectual Disabilities- A Case Study
Webinar

Studies show that our population with intellectual disabilities suffer abuse at a rate much greater than those without intellectual disabilities. These especially vulnerable victims are in need of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) familiar with their specific needs and abilities. During this webinar, we will look at those studies and use two case studies that highlight the differing needs and abilities of these particular victims. You will also learn about investigating and prosecuting cases involving this population of victims and using expert witnesses to present these cases to a jury.


Standard Content


Adult Interview and Interrogation
eLearning

Interviewing non-offending caregivers and suspects will be the focus of this module. Content includes interview locations, custody versus non-custody situations, timeline for interviews, and the art of interrogation.

Building AMBER Alert in Indian Country
eLearning

This self-directed online course is delivered across 9 modules and is designed provide child protection personnel working in or with Native American and Alaskan Native communities with an understanding of both historical and ongoing efforts to establish AMBER Alert systems in Indian Country, and to offer careful consideration of the key components needed to implement a successful child abduction recovery strategy in those communities. The course covers topics including the vital importance of AMBER Alerts; issues of capacity for tribal communities in working to build AMBER Alert programs; the 12 key components of AMBER Alert programs; time as the enemy in endangered missing and abducted child cases; unique child protection challenges in Indian Country; and considerations for implementing strategies around AMBER Alert and a comprehensive child recovery strategy.

Child Abuse: The KNOW & TELL Program
eLearning

Learn the signs of neglect, physical, and sexual child abuse to identify a child victim and understand your responsibility as a mandated reporter. Awareness of these signs is a critical step to protecting our children and help educate others. We all have a responsibility to protect children.

Child Sex Trafficking: An Overview
eLearning

This course was designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of child sex trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Students will gain an understanding of victim dynamics, perspectives on sex traffickers and how child sex human trafficking has turned into the second most profitable crime in the world.

Child Sex Trafficking: Innovative Programs
eLearning

Learn about the H.E.A.T Watch Program and Project GOLD programs and gather the tools and resources necessary to implement similar programs in your own community.

Child Sex Trafficking: Interviewing Victims
eLearning

Gather step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for an interview with specific focus on important content, what topics to explore, and tips for ending an interview.

Child Sex Trafficking: Victims of Child Sexual Exploitation
eLearning

Child maltreatment has a wide range of effects on the individual, family, and community, however; professionals implementing trauma-informed practices can help to mitigate these effects and promote resilience and healing. This course will provide strategies to address the mental health needs of victims, including tips for coordinating care among agencies investigating and prosecuting child maltreatment.

Comprehensive Active Shooter Incident Management
eLearning

Discuss the threat that active shooter situations pose in every community and organization. Mitigate the risk of this dynamic, multi-faceted problem by developing a multi-dimensional approach for prevention, response, and recovery. Learn about the dynamics of the violent event, plan for the full-cycle of the event, and gather the necessary information and skills to prepare.

Dangers and Risks of Youth Using Technology
eLearning

Learn how youth use technology and how technology relates to the Multi-Disciplinary Team. The different types of technology and apps currently used by youth such as social media, smartphones and other forms of electronic communication utilized by offenders and child victims will be discussed.

How to Be Smart on Facebook
eLearning

Explore the ever-increasing use of social media, types of technology used, and how they relate to employment for Multi-Disciplinary Team members. Recognize issues related to the disclosures of online postings during criminal proceedings. Learn the dangers involving blurred lines between personal and professional use of social media and online posts.

Law Enforcement and Community Response to CST and Exploitation in Indian Country-Online (AMBER Alert)
eLearning

This self-directed online course is delivered across 10 modules and is designed to provide child protection personnel working in or with Native American and Alaskan Native communities with an understanding of both historical and ongoing problems of child sex trafficking and exploitation (CST) in Indian Country, and to offer careful consideration of important strategies to build awareness of the problem, and support tribal communities in identifying and reporting suspected or known trafficking and exploitation. The course provides important considerations for law enforcement in working with the community on these awareness and identification efforts, as well as for preparing for effective response to safely recover victims, interdict these crimes, and prosecute offenders.

Tool Kit for Grant Management
eLearning

Develop skills and learn tools to effectively coordinate a grant funded program. Explore advisory board identification and facilitation, effective meetings, grant financial management, grant reporting, and compliance with grant deliverables.

Tribal Justice System Planning Process Online
eLearning

Designed to guide a strategic planning team through three phases of onsite training sessions. this process serves as an excellent resource for creating a comprehensive community justice system strategic plan.

Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies Online Training Program
eLearning

The Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies Online Training Program fosters the use of organized problem-solving law enforcement and community teams to address key challenges, improve public safety, and enhance community quality of life. Review key principles learned during the TOPS classroom training. Topics include: defining community policing, successful community policing strategy, fostering positive community ethics, partnership building, and communication strategies. You will also learn about a six-step problem-solving model you can use to address specific needs in your community that brings results.