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Course #1: Introduction to Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC)
Course #1: Introduction to Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC)
Self-Paced

This first course in the Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC) online training series introduces the series, and is specifically designed to support understanding of the six key challenges law enforcement officers and supporting agencies working in or with Indian Country communities often face when a child goes missing, including: Not having a clearly defined starting point for the investigation, proper identification and utilization of resources, increasing risk with the passage of time, the emotionally charged nature of the case, addressing and managing the media, and jurisdictional, geographic and cultural dynamics of investigative work in Indian Country.

Course #2: Initial Assessment in Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC)
Course #2: Initial Assessment in Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC)
Self-Paced

The second course in the Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC) online training series is designed to help law enforcement officers perform an initial assessment in a missing child investigation in Indian Country. An understanding of the victim risk assessment and missing child categories is crucial in missing child investigations. This course will review various missing child categories and identify factors that aid in the formulation of the initial assessment, a process of elimination based on the specific incident fact pattern as it relates to the missing child categories. This assessment process creates the foundation for the formulation of a strategy in the missing child investigation.

Course #3: Nonfamily and Stereotypical Abduction Assessment in Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC)
Course #3: Nonfamily and Stereotypical Abduction Assessment in Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC)
Self-Paced

The third course in the Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC) online training series is designed to help law enforcement officers perform nonfamily and stereotypical abduction assessments in a missing child investigation in Indian Country. The course will present the behavioral tools to assess whether the reported abduction is a nonfamily abduction, stereotypical abduction or possibly, a false allegation of child abduction. The behavioral aspects used in this assessment process will primarily focus on the victim’s age and location of disappearance as these relate to the offender’s behavior and motivation. Understanding the common characteristics, motivations, and behaviors of offenders who abduct children can play a significant role in the successful investigation of missing or abducted children.

Course #4: Initial Law Enforcement Response (Phase 1) (MCI-IC)
Course #4: Initial Law Enforcement Response (Phase 1) (MCI-IC)
Self-Paced

The fourth course in the Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC) online training series is designed to help law enforcement understand and apply processes in the first of four distinct phases in a missing child investigation in Indian Country. Phase 1 details the required actions of officers and supervisors who are first to arrive on scene.

Course #5: Escalation of Resources (Phase 2) (MCI-IC)
Course #5: Escalation of Resources (Phase 2) (MCI-IC)
Self-Paced

The fifth course in the Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC) online training series is designed to help law enforcement understand and apply processes in the second of four distinct phases in a missing child investigation in Indian Country. Phase 2 details actions in the rapid escalation of resources and investigative activities required to simultaneously address multiple avenues of investigation in a timely manner once the basic facts regarding the child’s disappearance have been obtained, and the information confirms the child has been abducted or is in danger.

Course #6: Organization of Resources (Phase 3) (MCI-IC)
Course #6: Organization of Resources (Phase 3) (MCI-IC)
Self-Paced

The sixth course in the Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC) online training series is designed to help law enforcement understand and apply processes in the third of four distinct phases in a missing child investigation in Indian Country. Phase 3 addresses the expanding investigation, and details how investigative efficiency and effectiveness can be achieved through the organization of resources and processes, therefore increasing the probability of a successful case resolution.

Course #7:  Continued Investigations (Phase 4) (MCI-IC)
Course #7: Continued Investigations (Phase 4) (MCI-IC)
Self-Paced

The seventh course in the Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC) online training series is designed to help law enforcement understand and apply processes in the final of four distinct phases in a missing child investigation in Indian Country. Phase 4 addresses missing child investigations which have not been resolved during the preliminary investigative phases and that progress to a long-term or continued investigative phase.

Course #8: Victimology in Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC)
Course #8: Victimology in Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC)
Self-Paced

The eighth course in the Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC) online training series is designed to expose law enforcement to the significance of victimology for risk assessments. When investigations lack a crime scene or witnesses, the only commonly known factor is the victim's identify. An extensive victimology is therefore critical in assessing the child’s risk of victimization. Victimology is a comprehensive collection of personal information of the missing child and their immediate family that addresses personality, lifestyle, and patterns that reveal specific risks, vulnerabilities, and stressors for the child. The victimology forms the basis for the missing child risk assessment.

Course #9: Case Management in Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC)
Course #9: Case Management in Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC)
Self-Paced

The ninth course in the Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC) online training series is designed to expose law enforcement to the case management of an expanding missing child investigation in Indian Country. The mysterious disappearance of a child can quickly evolve into a major case resulting in the rapid depletion of police resources. Missing child investigations in Indian Country are complex and often require a task force of multiple tribal, state, and federal agencies. To manage the investigation effectively, resources are assigned to each process, which are broken down into smaller components based on investigative taskings or processes. Case management involves overseeing and coordinating the components and investigative processes. This course will provide an in-depth review of managing the components and coordinating the investigative processes.

 
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