Intimate partner violence is pervasive in society today that poses a life-threatening and immediate danger to public safety.
Intimate partner violence is pervasive in society today that poses a life-threatening and immediate danger to public safety. Thus, Intimicide (intimate partner homicide) is the culmination of lethality embedded with the construct of the recurrent Cycle of Violence resulting in the killing of a former, current, or temporary intimate partner or a member of the intimate partner’s familial or social circle by another former, current, or temporary intimate partner. Intimicide includes the murders of former or current boyfriends, girlfriends or temporary sexual partners; husbands, wives, same sex domestic partners, and the friends and family of intimate partner violence victims who are murdered because they provided shelter and/or support for intimate partner violence victims. The core of intimate partner violence is power and control. Thus, the core of intimicide is also power and control. This course explores intimate partner violence, best practices for documentation and evidence-based investigation and how it leads to intimicide without intervention.
Anyone who is involved in the criminal justice process at any point along the line would benefit from this course. 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:
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).
3. Analyze intimate partner violence in relation to law and practice (Outcome #3).
4. Analyze specific techniques that have proven success in handling intimate partner violence incidents (Outcome #2 and 4).
5. Demonstrate comprehension to synthesize intimate partner violence and intimicide information towards successful prevention, intervention, and prosecution (Outcome #2, 4, & 5).
6. Demonstrate ability to consider alternatives to traditional intimate partner violence investigation methods and tools, such South Carolina’s Domestic Violence Toolkit (Outcome #6).
The LPAIFI Online is a self-paced. That means you can enroll and begin when you pay your tuition and you then have six 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 six quizzes and six essays per course. All quizzes and essays must be successfully completed and submitted by 11:59pm EST on the last day of the six week 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.