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Criminal behavioral science training offered online

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Dr. John Cencich, institute director
724-938-4066 or 724-938-4187
cencich@calu.edu

May 19, 2010

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The Institute of Criminal and Forensic Sciences at California University of Pennsylvania has partnered with the Academy Group Inc. (AGI) to offer online training courses in criminal behavioral sciences.

The Internet-based courses cover a wide array of behavioral topics, including forensic linguistics, death scene investigation and criminal profiling techniques.

Courses are taught by AGI practitioners, former FBI supervisory special agents who gained investigative experience in the famed Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI National Academy and the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime at Quantico, Va.  

Internationally recognized in their respective fields, instructors Roy Hazelwood, Dr. Roger Depue, Jim Fitzgerald, Mike Napier and Pete Smerick have taught and lectured across the United States and around the world.

California University has been ranked No. 2 in the nation for online education.  A nationwide study by the SR Education Group's Guide to Online Schools reports that Cal U's online students receive the same high-quality education as they would in a traditional classroom.

Cal U will provide certificates of completion for each AGI module taken online. Participants who wish to enroll in academic courses at Cal U may be eligible for "prior learning" credit.  These courses also may meet the requirements for continuing education in various jurisdictions.

In addition to online learning opportunities with AGI, the Institute of Criminological and Forensic Sciences at Cal U offers professional services for police officers, detectives, district attorneys, coroners, public defenders and others involved in the administration of justice. 

The Institute's team of highly trained criminologists and forensic, behavioral and legal scientists is available to provide real-time investigative consulting and face-to-face professional training.

To learn more about the Institute of Criminological and Forensic Sciences, or to register for courses with AGI instructors, visit http://institutes.calu.edu/forensics .