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The need for Criminal Investigative Analysis (formerly referred to as Psychological Profiling) training has become increasingly recognized over the past few years as law enforcement agencies across the country encounter an ever increasing number of rapes and homicides committed by unknown offenders. As we move through this decade and beyond, it seems apparent that police administrators will require highly trained, competent people to collect, collate, and analyze data to help them effectively deal with these problems. But before any problem can be resolved, it first must be identified. Armed with the information regarding the types of crimes occurring in their jurisdictions, investigators, if properly trained, are uniquely positioned to utilize the information presented in this course to not only identify when serial crimes are occurring, but to identify the personality and behavioral characteristics of the type of person most likely to have committed the crimes. However, while criminal profiling is particularly useful in cases of serial rape and homicide, it also can be extremely useful in the investigation of many single cases of rape or homicide..

This is an 8-week (40 hour) course that provides you with techniques you can use immediately to solve the real-world problems that daily confront the law enforcement community. Once trained, you will be able to save countless hours by focusing your investigations on the most likely type of person to have committed the immediate crime, predict what the offender did before the offense, what he did during the crime, and anticipate his expected post-offense behavior following the event. In investigations with extensive suspect lists, the savings in time to develop lead prioritizations can be substantial.

Presented in a comfortable, non-threatening environment that permits both individualized and group instruction, the course takes a “learn-by-doing” approach that gives students many opportunities to actually perform the tasks associated with the criminal profiling process. Participants will be taught how to read a crime scene and how to use crime scene information to develop a “portrait” of the offender’s childhood, family background, sexual history, appearance, lifestyle, and other relevant personal information which is then used to identify the type of person most likely to have committed the immediate crimes. This format of instruction allows for not only a highly interactive exchange between the student and the facilitator, but offers unique opportunities for group interaction and collaboration as well.

This course will provide you with an arsenal of techniques you can use to identify the physical, behavioral, and personality characteristics of offenders who commit the crimes of rape and homicide, particularly serial rape and homicide offenses. We’ll demystify essential professional skills involving:


  • How to Recognize the Serial Aspects of Crime
  • Uses and Misuses of Investigative Analysis Techniques
  • Telltale Clues—How to Recognize the All-lmportant Signatures of Serial Homicide Suspects
  • Wound Examinations and the “Hidden Information” They Provide About Victims and Killers
  • How To Link Cases Together
  • How to Identify the Physical, Psychological, Behavioral, Emotional and Personality Characteristics of Offenders Who Commit the Crimes of Rape and Homicide
  • Answering the BIG Questions-How to Determine If, When, and Where Offenders May Strike Again, and Who May be the Next Likely Target
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder!-How to Focus an Investigation
  • How to Develop Suspect Leads for “Arresting” Results
  • How to Prepare Comprehensive Reports of Analyses
  • Beware the Femme Fatale!-How Female Serial Killers Differ from Male Serial Killers
  • Types of Serial Homicide Offenders-Differences between Organized, Disorganized, Mixed, Lust, and Sadistic Killers
  • Types of Serial Rape Offenders-Differences between Power Reassurance, Power Assertive, Anger Retaliation and Anger Excitation Rapists
  • Critical Differences in Crime Scenes-How to Instantly Distinguish between Abduction Sites, Killing Sites, and Dump Sites
  • Who Murders-and Why! Social and Environmental Factors that Shape the Killer’s Life
  • And much, much more!


Through lecture, demonstration, and the use of audio and video media, all participants will have the opportunity to analyze cases involving actual killers and rapists and to then develop and practice their profiling skills by creating their own in-class profiles. This format of instruction not only allows for a highly interactive exchange between participants and the facilitator, but creates a climate that is highly conducive to the learning process as well!

You Are:

  • A sex crimes investigator
  • A homicide investigator
  • A patrol officer who may be in a position to recognize the characteristics of serial crimes
  • A crime analyst responsible for providing assistance to sex crimes or homicide investigators

Because this is an online course, it is offered continuously throughout the year. You may enroll in the course at any time and will gain immediate access once you do. Starting from your enrollment date, you will have 8 weeks of access to complete the course. Most students can complete the course in 3-4 weeks and then enjoy their remaining access time communicating with other students and exploring the many resources that become available with your enrollment in the course.

Remember, this is an online course that provides you with the flexibility to complete its requirements from anywhere, and at anytime. Sign up as soon as you can and then complete the course on your own schedule and at your own pace! Here are some benefits of an online course:

No travel required!
Log on anytime and from anywhere in the world
Take the class on YOUR schedule
Quick and convenient signup
No travel costs
Satisfy a certification requirement
Enroll individually or with a group

“This is a very good class. It is what I was looking for as far as attempting to see what is going on in the minds of some of these killers and some indicators that someone may be involved in this activity.”

SGT. MARY HEAPYavapai County Sheriff’s Office

“This course provided me with very real and useful information to assist me in working homicides and other crimes”

DETECTIVE TROY JENNEJupiter Police Department

“This was a great class. It provided me with additional investigative tools.”

SGT. JUNE REEVESColumbus Police Department

“Ken Morris is a fantastic instructor and his course is excellent! His knowledge, humor, teaching ability, and subject matter material—bundled up in one package—is great!”

EVELYN OLIVOIntelligence Analyst - St. Petersburg Police Department

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this course and all of the courses taken within the Alpha Group’s crime and intelligence analysis training program. The instructors have a tremendous amount of experience, are excellent facilitators, engaging, and have effectively stimulated my interest and increased my competency in the subject matter”

STEVE RAMNATHAnalyst - Ryerson University

“This was a very informative class for me to take as a new homicide detective.”

DETECTIVE LISA VANDERBILTSt. Petersburg Police Department

“This class is an absolutely exceptional overview of the diabolical nature of serial offenders — extremely disturbing on several levels, but necessary to provide a true representation of the caliber of homicide and rape offenders. I appreciated the variety of instruction/presentation that included traditional lecture, videos, case studies and classroom discussions that were very beneficial to the understanding of this complex subject matter. Thank you!”

LARA HOOVERInvestigative Analyst - Arizona Office of Child welfare Investigations

“What I most enjoyed about this program is that students learn from the personal experience of the instructor, who is truly a great investigator and profiler. The course gives a solid foundation for investigators and analysts to learn more about the profiling process, and provides the basic knowledge and sources for expanding your on-the-job capabilities.”

EVE TABEAUSenior Research Officer - International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia The Hague, Netherlands

“The subject material is very interesting, realistic and enlightening, and Ken is an excellent instructor. Because of this course we were able to see things we would otherwise be unable to access.”

JODI TAYLORAnalyst - Thunder Bay Police Service

“This is an excellent program — best class I’ve ever been to! I loved Ken’s presentation style as well as the class exercises.”

LIANNE SOBEYCriminal Intelligence Analyst - Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

“This is a very informative program. Ken presented the course in a very methodical manner that was easy to follow and understand.”


“Totally awesome! I can honestly say that this is the best training I have been to in my career. Wish I had had it when I first worked a crime scene.”

ELIZABETH LUMSDENInvestigations Analyst - Bremerton Police Department Association of Crime Analysts

“This class was amazing and full of great information. It was really great to get into the psyche of these really derange criminals.”

JENNIFER RODEMSCriminal Intelligence Analyst - Rocky Mountain Information Network (RMIN)

“Fantastic class! One of the best I have taken!”

SPECIAL AGENT AMY DOHERTYGeorgia Department of Revenue

“This is a great class! Ken Morris is amazing and informative. Makes me look at crime scenes in a new light.”

DEPUTY REBECCA J. WILLMONManatee County Sheriff’s Office

“Awesome!!! This is a very interesting, eye-opening, educational and intensive training program!”

MARTHA OLIVIOHomicide/Violent Crimes Analyst - Lee County Sheriff’s Office

“This has been one of the most informative investigative trainings I have attended. Ken Morris is a brilliant instructor who interacts well with his students.”

JOHN F. WILLIAMS, MANAGERReal-Time Crime Center - Crime Analysis Unit - Memphis Police Department

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Meet the Instructor

Kenneth Morris, B.A., is one of only 75 active criminal profilers in the world. Ken is a veteran police officer and has been providing behavioral assistance to local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies for over two decades.




Analyze crime data and forecast future criminal events



Classify human behavior to unravel criminal masterminds



Connect the dots to uncover hidden criminal activity



Reduce crime rates and increase community satisfaction




Q: What is investigative analysis?

A: Investigative analysis is the process of analyzing evidence and information in criminal investigations to identify patterns, connections, and potential suspects.

Q: What are the requirements to become an investigative analyst?

A: The requirements to become an investigative analyst vary by organization and job position. Generally, education in a related field such as criminal justice, forensic psychology, or criminology is required, and experience in investigative work is preferred.

Q: What topics are covered in an investigative analysis career training course?

A: Investigative analysis career training courses cover a range of topics, including crime theory, crime scene analysis, interviewing techniques, evidence collection and analysis, and case management.

Q: What kind of skills can I expect to gain from an investigative analysis career training course?

A: Investigative analysis career training courses help individuals develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, data analysis, evidence collection and analysis, and communication.

Q: What is the duration of an investigative analysis career training course?

A: The duration of an investigative analysis career training course varies depending on the program. Some programs may be completed in a few months, while others may take a year or more to complete.

Q: What is the cost of an investigative analysis career training course?

A: The cost of an investigative analysis career training course varies depending on the program and institution offering the course. Some programs may be offered for free, while others may cost several thousand dollars.

Q: Are investigative analysis career training courses available online?

A: Yes, investigative analysis career training courses are available online through various institutions and organizations, such as alpha group center.

Q: What kind of job opportunities are available after completing an investigative analysis career training course?

A: Individuals who complete an investigative analysis career training course may qualify for positions such as investigative analyst, crime analyst, forensic analyst, or intelligence analyst.

Q: What is the difference between an investigative analysis career training course and a criminal justice degree program?

A: An investigative analysis career training course focuses specifically on developing skills and knowledge related to investigative analysis, while a criminal justice degree program covers a broader range of topics related to the criminal justice system.


This is a great class! Ken Morris is amazing and informative. Makes me look at crime scenes in a new light.

Awesome!!! This is a very interesting, eye-opening, educational and intensive training program!

Ken Morris is a fantastic instructor and his course is excellent! His knowledge, humor, teaching ability, and subject matter material—bundled up in one package—is great!

I wish every online class I have taken was in this format. I was able to learn a lot more than I thought I would in the time this course started to the time this course ended.

I enjoyed everything about this course. It was such a great session and very interesting. It is exactly what I needed to learn for my current position as a crime and intelligence analyst.