Martin Floss, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Law and Justice
Samuel M. Palmiere
Law Enforcement Personnel Only
This course will familiarize homeland defenders and deploying professionals with the history of the Middle East. The focus of the course is on Islam as a religion and a way of life. Students will gain a better understanding of the depth and intensity of religiously-motivated terrorism and its impact on homeland security and nation-building efforts.
This course is designed to improve your skills in testimony, increase your awareness of the court system processes, and help you understand your role in describing the elements of the crime to a judge and jury in a reasonable light. The initial investigation, arrest, or traffic citation is only the beginning stage of a long legal process. The instructors in this class will discuss details involved in the preliminary exam, suppression hearing, useful explanations of physical evidence, expert testimony, witness testimony issues, and closing statements. One of the most important tools often overlooked during the training cycle of law enforcement officers, is how to win in court when the defense attorney attempts to distract the jury with claims of insufficient evidence, lazy police procedure, and inconsistent witness testimony. The instructors in this course will provide useful tools on how to recover in the courtroom after a witness provides incomplete testimony, or fails to provide complete details on the witness stand out of fear of retaliation. This class will provide you with the foresight, to consider more investigative attention to detail at your next crime scene, and improve your future case’s courtroom presentation to win over the jury.
This two-day course provides an in-depth look at the latest criminal patrol techniques being utilized by successful interdiction units. Students will be able to recognize potential criminal indicators and what these indicators could mean. The course will encompass the professional roadside interview and officer safety issues. Furthermore, staff will showcase the latest concealment methods used by drug trafficking organizations. Students will walk through each step, from the initial traffic stop to the postseizure arrest.
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