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Seminar Information

Available Seminars

The following list of seminars are being offered by the Institute for Law and Public Policy. To read more information about the courses below, click the seminar title to expand the corresponding tab. You may register online to attend.

Criminal Investigations Course

Seminar Location: Allegheny County Police Training Academy

Lecturer and Program Coordinator: Det. Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Police
Instructors: Judge David Cashman, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas; Cmndr. Ron Freeman, Pittsburgh Police Homicide (ret.); Chief Dennis Logan, Pittsburgh Police Homicide (ret.), Chief of Detectives Allegheny County District Attorney's Office; Sr. Deputy Attorney General Laura Ditka, PA Attorney General's Office and former Deputy District Attorney, Allegheny County District Attorney's Office; Special Agent Gregg Frankhouser, FBI ? Pittsburgh; Asst. Chief Richard Ealing, Asst. Chief of Detectives Allegheny County District Attorney's Office; Michael Machen, Esquire, criminal defense attorney for 29 years; former Chief Public Defender of Allegheny County; Det. Dale Canofari, Pittsburgh Police Major Crimes, Homicide Squad; Dan Konieczka, Esquire, Former Deputy District Attorney, Allegheny County District Attorney's Office

The course in Criminal Investigations is available through California University of Pennsylvania's Professional Studies Department.

Topical Coverage includes:

  • Computer and High Tech Crimes
    • Cell and smartphones
      • Dealing with computers and digital evidence
  • Crimes against Persons
    • Sex assaults
      • rape
      • child sex assaults
      • special victims
      • victim advocates/SANE
  • Drug Crimes
    • Investigative techniques
    • Use of Informants
  • Death Investigations
    • Homicide
    • Natural Death
    • Medico-legal investigations
  • Forensics
    • Crime scene processing
    • Available resources
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Search Warrants
    • Affidavit of Probable Cause
  • Trial Preparation
    • Trial
    • Testifying
    • Working with your DA
    • Working with defense attorneys
  • Media Relations