123: A Scientific Approach to Homicide Profiling and Consultation

Convention Workshop
Back by popular demand!
$260.00 – List Price
$220.00 – Member/Affiliate Price
August 07, 2015
8 a.m - 3:50 p.m.
CE Credits
Enrollment Limit
This introductory workshop is for psychologists who want to provide scientifically based homicide consultation for law enforcement or defense attorneys. Presenter will cite empirical research that addresses the demographic characteristics of a perpetrator, linkage analysis—the probability that several homicides were committed by the same person, role of sexual motivation, and the differentiation of premeditation versus impulsivity. Applications to criminal defense will be discussed. Presenter will discuss the value and limitations of physical evidence and ethical issues that arise from the competing ethical standards of psychologists and those who retain psychologists for these purposes.
Learning Objectives
1. Identify different types of crime scene evidence at homicides and understand their relevancy to forming hypotheses about the motivation and type of offender that committed the offense(s).
2. Comprehend representative case law and statutes regarding interrogation and search and seizure so the suggestions you offer police clients are consistent with constitutional law.
3. Identify relevant base rates of homicidal behavior and understand the basics of multidimensional scaling to fully appreciate findings in the empirical literature.
4. Recognize the common typologies of serial and domestic violence killers.
5. Distinguish the psychological issues relevant to deducing the criminal motivation of a defendant during the sentencing phase of a capital homicide case.
6. Avoid thorny ethical issues by anticipating and using proactive strategies to avoid their occurrence during the course of homicide consultation.
7. Experience the perspective of providing such consultation on an unsolved homicide, and why it is more scientifically defensible to inform clients of competing hypotheses for a given crime than proffering a single hypothesis.
Mark Zelig, PhD, Independent Practice, Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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Advance: April 15 - June 30, 2015

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Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 5 - 9, 2015

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Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410
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