Homicide: Is the Caller the Killer? | Northcentral Technical College

Homicide: Is the Caller the Killer?

November 14 & 15, 2016 8a.m. - 5 p.m. Northcentral Technical College - Center for Business and Industry - Room 110
This course highlights the indicators made by individuals during 911 homicide phone calls that suggest guilt or innocence. Each indicator is thoroughly defined, discussed, and exemplified by actual 911 homicide phone calls. One third of all murderers call in their own crime pretending to be innocent, and much can be learned about the offender and offense from a critical analysis of the taped call.
Who Should Attend?
This training is specifically designed to educate all criminal justice personnel including Dispatchers, Law Enforcement Officers, Detectives, Supervisors, Medical Examiners and Prosecutors.
Presenter Bio
Tracy Harpster has served the Moraine Police Department in Ohio since 1984 in previous assignments as a street officer, undercover narcotics officer, Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant and Deputy Chief. He is a graduate of the 216th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and was Task Force Director in the Ohio Organized Crime Task Force Commission. Deputy Chief Harpster achieved a B.S. from Bowling Green State University and a M.S. from the University of Cincinnati. His Master’s Thesis examined the indicators of innocence and guilt of 911 homicide callers and he travels extensively, presenting at international, national and regional homicide conferences. He co-authored the book “Analyzing 911 Calls: Practical Aspects and Applications (2016) and Analysis of 911 Homicide Calls for Indicators of Guilt and Innocence”, published in Homicide Studies, 2009, and “911 Homicide Call Analysis: Is the Caller the Killer?”, 2008, published in the Law Enforcement Bulletin. Deputy Chief Harpster has assisted over 700 homicide investigators by analyzing the 911 call to help solve the crime and is a proud member of the Vidocq Society.



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Northcentral Technical College - Center for Business and Industry - Room 110 1000 W Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401