Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
La Salle County Sheriff's Department
707 E. Etna Road
Ottawa, IL
Instructor: Lawrence J. Simon is the author of the book(s) “Murder by Numbers: Perspectives on Serial Sexual Violence” and “Mortal Desire: Origins of Sexual Violence” For over a decade he has devoted his services to law enforcement, legal and forensic professionals throughout the country and is recognized in the law enforcement community as one of the most knowledgeable, skilled and respected instructors on this very challenging subject. Thousands have attended his innovative trainings. He has been a keynote speaker at major national and state-sponsored conferences across the United States and Canada. Dr. Simon is also widely known for maintaining long-lasting professional relationships with many of his clientele and has been dependable in his delivery of fantastic and innovative presentations. Dr. Simon is recognized by the American Board of Sexology as a diplomat and certified as a Sexologist for informational purposes only. He earned his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology specializing in Forensic psychology from an APA accredited institution graduating in 2007. He is regularly requested by law enforcement and legal staff to serve as a consultant on numerous cases involving crimes of a sexual and explicit nature, including cold case serial homicides. He’s appeared on a major news network discussing his research and the minds of serial murderers. Dr. Simon has spent most of his professional years employed within corrections where he’s interviewed, treated and assessed some of the most dangerous inmates in the country including inmates housed on death row. Dr. Simon’s latest book titled Mortal Desire, released in November 2016 highlights the spectrums of sexual deviant pathology while analyzing and interpreting true accounts and disturbing viewpoints behind their violent crimes from some of the most sinister men behind bars.
  Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0

This course offers wide-ranging examination into the minds of convicted murderers and violent sex offenders, whose primary motive is sex-related and who predominantly target women and children. The instructor is a doctor of psychology, author and served in various capacities as a consultant, utilized on task forces, including but not limited to bizarre sex crimes, cold case sexual assaults and high profile serial homicides. Dr. Simon’s post-secondary educational background and credentials, hands-on investigative research and years of practice trudging through the dark minds of the most unusual, violent, and deranged individuals makes this course unique. Specifically, this course emphasizes the psychology behind the crime while analyzing and interpreting true accounts and the disturbing viewpoints and motives of some of the most dangerous men behind bars, including inmates on death row. The instructor Dr. Simon probes the evolution and unsettling features of violent deviant pathology providing forethought and credible warning signs that include elusive topics such as necrophilia, cannibalism, criminal sexual sadism, war rape, voyeurism, bestiality, and serial lust murder. Throughout the course Dr. Simon makes use of numerous case samples, while incorporating various crime scene photos that depict multifarious features of sexual deviant pathology. Psychosocial histories and backgrounds of perpetrators will be presented and analyzed. The goal is to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the overall mindset, fantasy facilitators examining the killers’ signature, violent sex offender behaviors and etiologies will be studied with the goal of identifying warning signs, interviewing suspects, increasing effectiveness in search warrants and greater case preparation from inception to case closure.  Although, extremely informative, due to its explicit nature this course is not intended for everyone and is primarily designed for those working in law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole that provides a glance into the darkest corners of humanity.
  1. Introduce professional staff to the distinguishing characteristics and personality structure of those convicted of serial lust murder and other serious sexual violent offenses.  
  2. Introduce law enforcement and forensic personnel to perspectives of abnormal sexual pathology and identifiable warning signs ruling out criminal sexual sadism and sexual-related homicide with the goal of enhancing effective investigations, early intervention, and improving interview skills 
  3. Provide general understanding of underlying fantasy behavior as it relates to the serial lust murderers with an overall goal of assisting investigators’ and forensic staff throughout the investigative process.  

MTU 5’s request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer.  Registration may be made using our on-line course registration link on this website.  All officers enrolled by their department will be assumed to be on duty unless otherwise noted
Mobile In-Service Training Region #5 –Assist Program
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Serving the Counties of: Bureau – La Salle – Marshall – Putnam - Stark