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

Characteristics of the Sexual Offender & the
Violent Offender
  • Review facts about abuse and sexual offenses
  • Discuss predictors of assault and reassault
  • Explore the relationship between physical  
    aggression, sexual offenses, and pet abuse
  • Examine the psychological and behavioral
    characteristics of sexual offenders and violent

Exploring the Sexual Offender Motivation
Continuum & Typologies
  • Examine the motivation continuum
  • Identify male sex offender typologies, including a
    law enforcement profiling typology
  • Identify characteristics of Child Pornography
    Users and Online Child Sexual Predators
  • Examine how abusers & sex offenders think and

Examining the Role of Alcohol in Sexual Offenses
  • Examine the effects of drug and alcohol use on
    the abusers and sex 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
  • Examine the role of pornography in sex offenses
    and violent offenses
  • Examine the impact of pornography on the victim
  • Examine examples of pornographic pictures that
    help to demonstrate the powerful impact
    pornography has on reinforcing abuse and
    sexual offense patterns of thinking and behavior.
  • Examine the impact on the victim

** Victimology will be addressed throughout the
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 a recommended assessment outline
  • Discuss risk concerns
  • Discuss treatment concerns
  • Discuss victim concerns

Detecting Truth From Deception
  • Identify common statements and behaviors
    abusers & sex offenders display indicative of
  • 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, including juvenile and adult male
    and female 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 Violent Personality, the
Sociopath and the Psychopath
  • Examining the characteristics of the violent
    personality, the sociopath, and the
    psychopathic offender
  • Discuss how to deal with psychopathic

Profiling Strategies
  • Will be discussed throughout the presentation.
  • 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.

** Victimology will be addressed throughout the
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 16 CEU hours by
numerous POST Boards..
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.