Understanding the Offender’s Personality, Behavior, & Typology
Addressing Forensic Considerations for Law Enforcement, Probation, CPS, Judges, & Psychologists
COURSE CONTENT- 2-day training:
8:00 to 5:00

Characteristics of the Physical Abuser & Violent
  • Review facts about abuse and sexual offenses
  • Examine the psychological and behavioral
    characteristics of abusers and sexual offenders
  • Examine the similarities that exist
  • Discuss personality disorders common among
    abusers & sex offenders
  • Examine how the victim is impacted by the
    abuser’s/sex offender’s pathologies

Exploring the Sexual Offender Typologies
  • Identify male sex offender typologies, including a
    law enforcement profiling typology
  • Identify specifics related to the psychopath and
    offenders who use drugs to facilitate sexual
  • Examine how sex offenders & violent offenders
    think and behave

Examining the Role of Alcohol in Sexual Offenses
& Violent Offenses

  • Examine the effects of alcohol use on the sex
    offender’s & violent offender's behavior and
    thought process
  • Examine common myths about the role of
    alcohol in violent offenses
  • Discuss the role alcohol actually plays in

Exploring the Relationship between Pornography
& the Sexual Offender & V
iolent Offender
  • Examine the role of pornography in sex offenses
    & violent offenses
  • Examine how the abuser’s/sex offender’s use of
    pornography impacts the victim
8:00 to 5:00

Investigation, Assessment, & Treatment of the
Sexual Offender
& Violent Offender
  • Examine assessment and investigation issues
    and concerns
  • Discuss how to gather sufficient and vital
  • Discuss risk concerns
  • Discuss treatment concerns
  • Discuss victim concerns

Detecting Truth From Deception
  • Identify common statements and behaviors sex
    offenders & violent offenders display indicative
    of deceit
  • Examine strategies for countering defenses
    and resistance
  • Examine how to incorporate the abuser’s and
    sex offender’s statements into a forensic
    report or confession

Effective Interviewing Strategies
  • Examine strategies to effectively interview sex
    offenders & violent offenders
  • Identify how to interview the victim and
    address special issues related to victim
    interviews and statements
  • Identify strategies for gathering sufficient and
    vital information

Understanding the Psychopathic Personality
  • Examining the characteristics of the
    psychopathic offender
  • Discuss how to deal with psychopathic

Profiling Strategies
  • Examine the steps necessary to prepare a
  • Identify important questions to ask about the
    crime and offender to help develop the profile
  • Examine selfish and unselfish offender

Case Discussion
  • Several cases will be discussed to highlight
    and apply the various typologies and
    investigative strategies.
This training qualifies for 16 clock hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and
professional organizations.

This course has been approved for 1
6 CEU hours by
the Minnesota POST Board and the Department of
Criminal Justice Services (DCJS-Virginia).
Additional topics may be added. Additional
content areas may include, but not limited
  • What makes a sexual offender
  • Treatment Concerns
  • Medication Issues
  • Investigative Strategies
  • Dual Diagnosis & Violence
  • Intervention Strategies
  • Victim Concerns & Interventions
  • Assessment Strategies
Contact Mr. Johnson to customize your
own training.