Psychological Profiling - Montgomery

Dates: May 25, 2021

Meets: Tu from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160

APOST Hours: 6.00

Cost: $0.00

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This class was formerly titled Criminal Behavior Assessment.

Description: Since the 1980s, law enforcement officers have been trained in techniques of profiling cases of personal violence. While it takes years of experience and study to master all of the profiling techniques, there are some basic concepts that can be quickly learned and applied with a surprising level of accuracy.

In this one-day class officers will be shown how to:
  • Identify some potential personality characteristics of the offender from the crime scene
  • Use the profiling process to investigating violent crimes
  • Select interview techniques for specific violent offenders
  • Conduct a psychological crime scene analysis
  • Prepare a criminal behavior assessment of selected violent crimes
  • Profile the victim/s

Schedule: Registration check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. The training will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. including a lunch break.

Location: AUM Center for Lifelong Learning, 75 TechnaCenter Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117

Cost: FREE for law enforcement officers

Instructor: Dr. Lou Harris, a Vietnam veteran, retired FBI agent with 25 years of investigative experience, retired from Faulkner University in 2017. While in retirement he developed and directed a church security ministry at Vaughn Park Church and conducted one-day seminars in several small churches. In summer 2018 he developed a criminal justice degree program at Huntingdon College and taught classes for two years. He has taught courses at the Montgomery, Baldwin County, and Birmingham Police Academies as an APOST-certified police instructor since 1987.

Sponsors: This seminar is sponsored by AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc., U.S. Attorney's Office, MDA, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is partially funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #20-DJ-ST-001 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.

Credit: Approved for six hours of APOSTC advance training credits. Certificates will be issued at the end of training.


Cancellation Policy

**Online Self-Cancellation: You may now remove/cancel yourself from a class or waiting list online! Self-Cancellations online can only be completed up until two days prior to the start date of the class. Please log in to your account, click on Registration History, then Current Courses, and then you may choose the classes you need to cancel. If you need to cancel in less than two days prior, please contact our office at 334-244-3804 or
No Shows: Most of our classes have waiting lists and we need to know ASAP if you are not able to attend. We are tracking all no shows (people who do not attend class and don’t notify us prior to the start of class).
Fee: $0.00

Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160

2020 NO SHOW/CANCELLATION POLICY: Since we have VERY limited seating in classrooms with social distancing, NO SHOWS without notice effects people on class waitlists. We understand that in the law enforcement profession there are times that you cannot attend a class, but you can notify us by responding to the reminder emails that are sent out approximately one week prior to the class. We will begin tracking all no shows (people who do not attend class and don't notify us prior to the start of class). We are hoping this policy will cut down on people registering for numerous classes and not showing up for the those classes, which causes a 10-30% no show rate.


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