Conversation with a Sex Offender

Conversation with a Sex Offender

03-07-19 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614
5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:
Heather Grove:

Conversation with a Sex Offender

Instructor: Gail Sullivan

March 7, 2019
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: Feruary 28, 2019
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
Course Objective

Sex offenders are highly complicated criminals. They prey on the most vulnerable in our society. They blend into society and live among us. Experts say that the problem is of epidemic proportions.  They are often some of the most compliant suspects’ law enforcement interviews. Their deviant behavior is at such a level that often we want to believe it does not exist. Offenders rely on our disbelief to continue their deviance. Sex offenders lurk in all jurisdictions and are in all walks of life.  Understanding these perpetrators is imperative to identifying and apprehending them. They and will not cease this deviant behavior without legal consequences.

For participants to more fully understand sexual offenders and their crimes.  Strategies to identify the psychological profiles of common sexual offenders, behaviors they display and the routines that they utilize to gain access to their victims.  The training will utilize actual police interrogation and will present video to demonstrate learned techniques.

Course Content

The skills addressed will include, but not be limited to, will be the following:

  • Identification of the various profiles/ typologies of sex offenders
  • Increased ability in identification of psychological profile of sex offenders
  • Be better able to understand the deviant motives of sex offender’s
  • Understand the strategies used by offenders to gain sexual compliance
  • Understand the common strategies used by offenders to avoid detection
  • Be better able to understand the cycle of recidivism of sex offenders
  • Understand the clinical process designed to reduce recidivism
  • Better able to interview and interrogate offenders
Instructor Biography

Gail Sullivan is a 1978 graduate of Loyola University of Chicago holding an undergraduate degree in Sociology. In 1986, she was awarded a Masters of Arts degree from DePaul University of Chicago in Human Services, Guidance and Counseling. She has worked in the field of social services in various capacities for more than two decades. Throughout her career, she has addressed the issue of child abuse and its effect upon victims, offenders, families, professionals and society. As an administrator of a child welfare agency, she provided vision and direction for one of the first residential facilities for sexually reactive children in Illinois. She has provided program development that increased the revenue and programs of a nonprofit agency over 300%. She has developed curriculums to meet State standards for professionals who provide intensive emergency services.

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Human Rights, Lead Homicide Investigator, and Psychology of Domestic Violence