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Registration & Payment deadline:
NOV 27, 2004

Course Schedule:
DEC 4 - JAN 28
(8 weeks)

Registration Fee:
$240.00 U.S. Standard
$190.00 US Student



























































CP505 Course Description

Serial Homicide Investigation

Note: Brent E. Turvey, MS is a full partner of Knowledge Solutions LLC.
He can be reached for comment or consultation by contacting:
Knowledge Solutions; 61535 S Hwy 97, #9-148; Bend, OR 97702; 
Phone (541) 318-8293; Email:

For administrative information regarding this course
please contact us via our request form.

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Purposes and Objectives
Lesson Plan
Is this course for me?
Course Schedule
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Purposes and Objectives:

In this course, students will be the lead profiler for a mock serial homicide investigation. They will be presented with a first case, and as the course develops, more cases will arise that they will have to include or exclude based on physical evidence guided by profiling techniques. This course lets students directly apply concepts and theories learned in CP501 (although CP501 is not a prerequisite).

For a full syllabus, please refer here:

Lesson Plan:

The course consists of weekly online lesson plans in the form of web pages. The weekly lessons plans will follow the syllabus in structure, but will include lecture materials, reading assignments, and discussion topics for the web-based discussion forum, etc. The instructor is always available by email.

For a full course outline, and additional suggested reading, please link to the syllabus.


  1. The following are required for successful completion of this course:
  • A basic understanding of the Internet and how to access its resources.
  • Competency with and access to Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer or another forms capable browser, with the ability to view both text and images.
  • A valid email address and familiarity with sending and receiving email.
  1. Students who wish to earn a certificate of completion for this course, must complete a final assignment consisting of two threshold assessments in which the student must demonstrate knowledge of particular tenets of Serial Homicide Investigation in application.


Brent E. Turvey, MS

Brent is a full partner, Instructor, and Criminal Profiler with Knowledge Solutions LLC. To learn more about Brent, please click on his name to be taken to the Instructors page.


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We recommend that students registering for this course purchase Practical Homicide Investigation by Vernon Geberth. It is the industry standard for forensic based homicide investigation.

This book can be easily purchased from our online Forensic Science Bookstore. Just click on the book link above. For more books on this topic, visit the Homicide bookshelf.

Is this course for me?

Please be sure to read the syllabus, to see what topics will be covered.

This course is open to the general public. However, college students and professionals in law enforcement and the behavioral sciences are given preference. It is designed to be instructed at the college level, and given primarily at the senior/ graduate level.

People who will directly benefit from this course are:

  • Students of Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Forensic Science, and many others of varying levels
  • University professors who teach Criminal Justice and/ or Forensic Science
  • Law enforcement - police officers, crime scene tech's, sex crimes and homicide detectives, investigators, and others
  • Private Investigators
  • Psychologists and Psychiatrists from varying specialties
  • Attorneys

Course Schedule

Starting Date:

DEC 4, 2004

Ending Date:

JAN 28, 2005

Please note the Saturday start date for this 10-week course.

Maximum course size: 50 students
Time Commitment: 5 + hours / week

Please note: Due to the nature of our online courses, course materials and the discussion forum are available 24 hours a day and can be accessed according to the student's individual schedule. Thus, the time commitment can only be an estimate on our part and will vary from student to student.


Total registration fee per student is $240.00. This does not include the price of the textbook.


University Students: There is a discount to university students as follows: you can register for $190.00 US, saving $50.00!

To qualify, students must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, working toward a degree. Proof of current enrollment must be sent in before the student discount applies, and may be sent as an email attachment (for example: .tif, .gif) to, by fax to 831-480-5737, or by mail to the payment address noted in the faq. Student discounts cannot be combined with any other discount rate or special. For other courses offering the student discount, please see the course catalog.


To register, please click on the registration link at the top of this page.

The deadline for registrations & payments is:

NOV 27, 2004

Please note: Late registrations are accepted after the deadline with late fee, as long as the course remains open for registration; generally the first week or two of the course. Payment by check or money order must arrive at our office no later than the Registration & Payment deadline in order to ensure enrollment and to avoid a $20 late fee. Credit card payment must be authorized by the Registration & Payment deadline in order to ensure enrollment and to avoid a $20 late fee. We won't be able to activate your login until we have confirmed your registration with payment. Refund policy - We regret that we cannot refund enrollment fees if you choose to withdraw from a course once you have confirmed your registration with payment. Please see the Student FAQ for more details or write the Director of Forensic Services with any questions.

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