Advanced Sexual Misconduct Investigations Class

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Advanced Sexual Misconduct Investigations Class

Class Description

This 4 ½ day intensive advanced class is a practical application class specifically designed for graduates of the D. Stafford & Associates “Investigation of Sex Crimes and Sexual Misconduct for Campus Police/Public Safety and Civil Rights (Conduct/Title IX) Investigators: Conducting Trauma Informed Investigations” or the “Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Class.”

Attendees will build upon knowledge gained from the pre-requisite class(es) and develop key investigative skills by actively engaging with case studies and exercises throughout the class.

Some of the key topics that will be covered include:

  • Advanced interviewing techniques—Application of trauma informed advanced behavioral interviewing techniques to campus investigations;
  • Technology—Utilizing technology in sexual misconduct investigations, as well as interpreting technological evidence in complaints. (Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops so they can actively apply the concepts with the assistance of the faculty);
  • Statement analysis—An investigative tool that involves examination of a person’s verbatim words in written and oral statements to gain insight into a person’s thoughts, motives, and ideas. Statement analysis can be used to help recognize truthfulness and detect possible deception;
  • Credibility assessment—Determining the credibility of parties in a complaint; and
  • Report writing and preparing the complaint for adjudication—Practical step-by-step guidance for constructing the investigative report that is applicable to police preparing to proceed in the criminal justice process as well as campus administrators constructing their reports for adjudication through a campus process. (Attendees will be provided a DSA Model Report Writing Template).

Attendees will be able to apply the knowledge and skills learned through this class to both civil and criminal investigations.

Attendees

Persons who register for this advanced class must be a graduate of the D. Stafford & Associates “Investigation of Sex Crimes and Sexual Misconduct for Campus Police/Public Safety and Civil Rights (Conduct/Title IX) Investigators: Conducting Trauma Informed Investigations” or the “Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Class.”

If you want to verify whether or not you completed one of the pre-requisite classes, contact mlacey@dstaffordandassociates.com. DSA will verify that each registrant has completed the required prerequisite after each attendee has registered. You will be notified if you are not eligible to attend this class.

Faculty

Faculty for this class include seasoned criminal and civil rights investigators as well experts from the private sector and Federal government.

This class meets the requirements of training as required by Title IX and the Clery Act, as amended by the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.

Logistics

This 4.5 day class is held annually in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to accommodate travel limitations of the primary instructors. The class is held from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on the first two days and 8:00 am – 12:00 pm on the last day.

Additional logistics (airports, hotels, and other location specific information) is available when clicking the “Class Details” button for a specific class. (Note: clicking the “Class Details” button will not automatically register attendees for this class. There is an additional registration button that attendees must click to register at the bottom of the logistics page to complete the registration process).