2017 Training Conference

Florida Sexual Crimes Investigators Association

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017


The hotel has given us a rate of $125.00 per night. Attendees can make reservations by calling the Resort's Reservation Department directly at 800-228-8810.

You may book online at   www.jupiterbeachresort.com/

If you have problems contact Earl Moore at 561-313-8749 or email at earlmoore33@gmail.com


Registration fee is $300 and includes
one-year association membership fee.

Register two from your agency and the



Monday July 31 2017 – 8 AM to 5 PM

Exploring the Sexual Offender & Physical Abuser

Understanding The Offender’s Personality, Behavior & Typology

Scott Allen Johnson, MA, DABPS, LP Mr. Johnson will discuss the following topics:

Investigation, Assessment & Treatment of the Abuser & Offender
Detecting Truth from Deception
Effective Interviewing Strategies
Understanding the Psychopathic Personality
Profiling Strategies

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – 8 AM to 5 PM

Detecting Deception

Subconscious Communications

Steven A. Rhoads, Retired Chief of Police

Chief Rhoads will present A Psychological Approach to Detecting Deception

At the Conclusion, Attendees will have learned to:

Articulate the concept of detecting deception and its application to LE Successfully gather data and to evaluate the accuracy of the data Recognize non-verbal communications and its role in the process Comprehend key words/phrases that assist in determining deception Utilize conscious and subconscious rapport building How to use posture, communication style and question formulation

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – 8 AM to 5 PM

George Hachigian

General Counsel’s Chief of Staff Fraternal Order of Police

This course will focus on the criminal and internal representation of law enforcement & corrections officers involved in shootings and critical incident situations, as well as the civil liability of officer involved shootings. The class is designed to inform and update officers, supervisors and administrators on the rights of officers, duties of the investigators, procedures when an officer or witness becomes involved in a line of duty shooting involving death or injury and what will occur in the aftermath of an officer involved shooting/critical incident. This information can apply to other critical incidents such as in custody deaths & serious vehicle crashes. This course will look at all aspects of an Officer Involved Shooting.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – 8 AM to 5 PM


Terri Augspurger


   Terri will cover the following subjects of interest to Nurses

Consent for special populations
Developing a peer review system for Forensic Examiner Programs
Use of ALS to reveal injuries

Thursday, August 3, 2017 – 8 AM to 12 N

Use Of Force

1. Realities of use of force
2. You answer to two masters - F.S. and dept. SOP
3. Deadly Force defined
4. Florida statutes:
5. F.S. 776.05 - Police Officer Use of Force
6. Qualified Immunity
7. Legal challenges to police use of force

Thursday, August 3, 2017 – 1 PM to 2 PM

Crimes Against Children

Investigative Therapy Dog Program

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jessie Holton

What started as a research project between the University of Central Florida and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Special Victim's Unit, has now turned into an international approach for assisting children through criminal investigations. In 2012 Brevard County Sheriff's Office implemented a K-9 program within the Special Victim's Unit that utilized a therapy dog partnered with an investigator to determine if the calming effect would increase disclosure rates. After a 3 year study, the effects have increased the disclosure rates from 36-82 and cost the agency less than $4,000. The program continued with a therapy K-9 being added to the unit, which has produced similar results after 18 months of deploying. This program is now replicated across the U.S. and in several other countries. The presentation will provide the details of the program, policies, procedures, and how to start a program in your jurisdiction. Attendees will also hear testimony from representatives who have already replicated the program in the State of Florida. Additionally, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office has opened an hour therapy K-9 course for agencies wanting to replicate the program. The FREE course provides a trained therapy K-9 through Paws & Stripes shelter dog program, or the agency can bring their own K-9 if one has already been selected. Seats are limited per class and attendees of the FSCIA Conference will have priority seating in the November course.

Thursday, August 3, 2017 – 2 PM to 4 PM

Bitemark Analysis

Bitemark Analysis “nonsense masquerading as science” or Not ?

Kenneth Cohrn, DDS, MAGD, D-ABFO

Dr. Cohrn is currently a consultant for five Medical Examiner’s Offices He will look specifically at the criticisms of bitemark analysis. Some of the basic issues inherent in bite mark analysis and interpretation include: Has the uniqueness of the human dentition been scientifically established? Does it matter?
Can the dentition transfer a pattern to human skin and can the skin maintain that uniqueness?
Is there any science on the reproducibility of the different methods of analysis that lead to conclusions about the probability of a “match”?
Conflicting experts can cause confusion and validity of the testimony by the jury. As with other “experience-based” forensic methods, how prevalent is the potential for bias among bite mark experts. Is it all junk?
Do we need to change the rules of evidence?
The forensic odontology community is cognizant of its shortcomings and value and is actively working within our professional specialty to ensure a legitimate scientific result. There is validity to the process and bitemark analysis adds to the compendium of other forensic procedures to help prove the innocence or guilt of an individual.

Thursday, August 3, 2017 – 4 PM to 5 PM


Samantha (Sam) Horwitz

Samantha was a Secret Service Agent at the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks. She survived, overcame Post-Traumatic Stress and became an entrepreneur dedicated to inspiring others to recover from setbacks, find passion and joy, and achieve their dreams. She’ll share her amazing story and discuss her new book, The Silent Fall, and the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress on Law Enforcement in a moving, thrilling presentation you don’t want to miss.

Friday, August 4, 2017 – 8 AM to 11 AM


If you need more information contact:
Earl Moore, FSCIA Exec. Director, for assistance or
information at Earlmoore33@gmail.com

FSCIA West Palm Beach, FL 33416 (561) 313-8749

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