Exciting New Course - Forensic Linguistics and Threat Assessment
AGI offers this unique 5-day program which introduces the cutting edge science of forensic linguistics and threat assessment to both public and private sector professionals. This multi-media program is presented through instruction and lectures incorporating interactive and practical exercises involving actual cases.
This program has operational application for the investigator through examining and assessing communications and identifying characteristics, to include:
- Level of dangerousness represented in the communication
- Personal characteristics of anonymous authors, such as age, gender, region, native or non-native speaker status, potential motive, indications of possible mental illness, etc.
- Threats of a specific type such as blackmail, extortion, harassment, defamation, physical harm, stalking, terrorism, product tampering, threat to brand, etc.
The course will be taught by Jim Fitzgerald and Natalie Schilling.
It will be held at AGI headquarters in Manassas, VA, April 29 - May 3, 2013.
For more information, please call 703-330-0697.
2013 Violent Crime Behavior I and II
Violent Crime Behavior I and II, AGI's premier training opportunities, will be held July 15 - 26 and July 28 - Aug 2, respectively. Click here for more information.
Hazelwood, Smerick, and Napier Courses on E-Learning Site
AGI's list of e-Learning courses has grown with the addition of programs by Roy Hazelwood, Peter Smerick, and Mike Napier. Hazelwood presents Sexually Violent Offenders, and Napier contributes Behavior, Truth and Deception, based on his book of the same title published in 2010. Smerick's two-part Criminal Profiling for Homicide Investigators is specifically targeted for law enforcement professionals.
These courses join Jim Fitzgerald's Forensic Linguistics course already available. Look for Roger Depue's Violence in Public Institutions to be added soon.
These courses are available at the Institute of Criminological and Forensic Sciences at California University of Pennsylvania, one of the foremost providers of on-line education in the country.