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[780-SPA] USEFUL TOOLS FOR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

USEFUL TOOLS FOR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Credit
3 credits
Method
Online
Language
Spanish
Tutoring
Tutoring courses
Duration
14 weeks
Area
Crime science

Description:

In this course the student will learn how to interview different types of people when you are immersed in an investigation (witnesses, victims, minors, suspects…). Also, the student learn concepts about simulation, obtaining testimony and detecting deception, as well as how to perform facial expression analysis and content analysis, and you will learn about the latest advances in this field.

Finally, the student will be trained in the V.E.R.A. method, a new methodology of criminal profiling used by the Spanish National Police for the clarification of criminal acts with their respective structured phases.

Objectives:

  • Domain how to conduct an investigative interview.
  • Apply the main techniques and tools for lie detection.
  • Elaborate a criminal profile according to the VERA method.

TUTORING COURSE

 

In addition to the flexibility and the latest technology in virtual learning, the student will have a personalized tutor who will help and assist them during the development of the course.

Program:

UnitTitle
Course 1The investigative interview
Unit 1Fundamentals of the research interview
Unit 2Basic communication skills.
Unit 3Basic procedure: the cognitive interview
Unit 4Police interviewing child victims
Unit 5Police interviewing people with intellectual disabilities and childgrooming
Unit 6Interrogation of defendants
Unit 7Facial identification
Unit 8Capstone course project
Course 2Lie Detection: techniques, tools and scientific investigation
Unit 1Basic concepts.
Unit 2Simulation of the disease
Unit 3Obtaining the testimony.
Unit 4Facial Expression Analysis Protocol (FEAP).
Unit 5Content analysis as a deception detection tool
Unit 6Psychophysiology of deception detection. The polygraph
Unit 7New scientific approaches to lie detection
Unit 8Meta-analysis in lie detection
Unit 9Capstone course project
Course 3Psychological Investigation of Crime.
Unit 1Introduction to the Psychological Investigation of Crime
Unit 2Criminal behavior
Unit 3The V.E.R.A. Method
Unit 4Victim analysis
Unit 5Scene analysis
Unit 6Analysis of the reconstruction
Unit 7Perpetrator analysis
Unit 8The behavior analyst
Unit 9Capstone course project

FAQ:

How it works

The student will have a series of video classes where different teachers offer the content of the course. In addition, there will be a series of study and complementary materials for a complete learning.

The student must complete a series of self-assessment questionnaires to evaluate the learning of it.

If the student needs help, she will have the support of a personalized tutor who will solve any question related to learning or the development of the course.

Requirements to Pass the course

To succesfully pass the course, students are required to achieve the following minimum requirements:

  • All questionnaires must be passed.
    (Questionnaires represent 50% of the final score).
  • Final Activity must be passed.
    (Final activity represent 50% of the final score).
  • Final score must be 7/10 (or highter) to get the Certificate of Completion.

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