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Advanced Homicide Investigation   

This course will further enhance the skills you acquired in IPTM's Homicide Investigation course and supply you with the knowledge and abilities to handle even the most challenging homicide investigations.

You will learn how to organize a complex homicide investigation and how to apply advanced forensic techniques to the case. We will discuss criminal profiling and abnormal psychology and you will learn specific interrogation techniques to use on the suspects.

Lectures during the course will be held to a minimum. Instead, emphasis will be placed on practical exercises. You will be provided the opportunity to apply the skills you have acquired while studying complex homicide cases presented by the instructors.

Topics Include

  • Organization of a complex homicide investigation
  • Criminal investigative analysis (criminal profiling)
  • Abnormal psychology for investigators
  • Interrogation techniques for homicide suspects
  • Application of advanced forensic techniques
  • Reconstruction of a high profile homicide case


Patrol officers, newly assigned and seasoned detectives, investigations supervisors, crime scene technicians, medical examiner and coroner investigators, military investigative personnel

This class is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers and those personnel assigned directly to law enforcement agencies.

Course Length

24 hours


It is recommended, but not mandatory, that you have completed a basic homicide investigation course or have the knowledge of proven investigative techniques necessary to solve most homicide cases.

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What Our Students Are Saying

  • “Awesome class. Very useful information to take back to the field.” – Det. R.W.
  • “Excellent instructors who are engaging, intelligent and thorough. They are making a huge impact on investigators and sharing their extensive knowledge on this subject.” – A.D.
  • "Great class! Good info on DNA." – Det. M.S.
  • “Excellent material and subject matter; experienced instructors; great hands-on exercises.” – Det. S.R.
  • "Changed the way I look at homicide scenes." – Sgt. R.J.
  • "I really enjoyed this class. Both instructors did a great job explaining the course topics and had extensive experience on subject matter." – Sgt. M.L.
  • "Absolutely incredible instructors with incredible experience pertaining to topic. Outstanding information, case studies and presentation pertaining to the course topics." – Det. K.D.


Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. For information on training locations, please visit our Locations page or call us at (904) 620-4786. For courses in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida maintains a list of area hotels on the Campus Travel Management page.

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