This 4-hour self-paced course designed to build awareness about the history and theory of intimate partner violence along with along with major concepts relevant to investigation today.
This course is a basic, introductory course about domestic violence, history, and macro concepts that affect investigation today. While self-paced, some students choose to complete this course in one-day to two-weeks.
Private investigators, first responders, nurses, EMS, doctors, and other related professionals, such as investigators, patrol, CSIs, detectives, etc.
Even though the LPAIFI is a con-ed school, to ensure the highest quality, our program is set up like a university for continuing education. You can rest assured that you are getting top-notch quality because every LPAIFI course tracks back to our six Program Outcomes:
Outcome # 1 History: Interpret historical foundations and contemporary theories associated with the topic and related systems as it relates to law enforcement and the judicial process.
Outcome # 2 Problem Solving: Apply principles related to the topic of scientific methodology in order to solve varied and complex problems associated with various situations.
Outcome # 3 Legal Procedure: Recognize the purposes for and be able to ethically apply laws, policies, and procedures to situations related to the topic.
Outcome # 4 Research: Use basic research methods for gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data associated with the topic in relation to situational needs.
Outcome # 5 Communication: Gather, document, and communicate in both oral and written format accurate and pertinent information, using software systems, computer technology, and other resources.
Outcome # 6 Utilization: Use information to draw from many diverse sources to enhance applicable performance.
Each of the following course objectives are built from one or more of the LPAIFI Program Outcomes above:
1. Explore the history and foundation of intimate partner violence research and theory (Outcome #1).
2. Analyze intimate partner violence tools that can be used to investigate intimate partner violence related incidents (Outcome #2).
The LPAIFI Online is a self-paced. That means you can enroll and begin when you pay your tuition and you then have two weeks to complete the course. It's a good idea to set weekly goals for yourself to make sure you stay on track to complete the course within six weeks.
No. Books are not included with tuition. Most books are available on Amazon as downloads on a Kindle App or other book reader. Books are typically very reasonably priced and are normally widely available.
There are quizzes and/or essays per course. All quizzes and essays must be successfully completed and submitted by 11:59pm EST on the last day of the course. Certificates of Completion are automatically generated by the course itself when all quizzes and essays have been graded by the course instructor and final points are entered into the grade book.
Yes, yes, and no. Why? Because some of the essay questions are based on the material contained within. Discussion is optional, but if you have time don't miss out on such a great learning experience as watching slideshows and videos. By the same token, Discussion is a great way to meet other people in your class, ask questions about anything that comes to mind, and to engage with your instructor. Networking is power.
Instructors are active in the LPAIFI Online Monday through Friday at least three of the five days. Instructors are not available on weekends. To contact your instructor, use the Course Email Tool in the right hand corner of the course that is located between your account icon and the Discuss icon. Instructors typically respond to student emails within 48 hours.