Dark Fantasies: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer

Dark Fantasies: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer

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06-22-18 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 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: jswan@icc.edu
Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

Dark Fantasies:
Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer

Instructor: Lawrence Simon

June 22, 2018
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: June 14, 2018
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
Course Objective
This course offers comprehensive examination into the deviant minds of individuals who mask dangerous sexual obsessions. The goal is to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the overall mindset, fantasy facilitators; violent sex offender behaviors and etiologies will be studied with the goal of identifying warning signs, interviewing suspects, increasing effectiveness in search warrants.
Course Content

Specifically, this course emphasizes the psychology and etiology behind the fantasies that may or may not lead to sexual assault or murder while analyzing and interpreting true accounts of some of the most dangerous men behind bars, including serial killers. The instructor Dr. Simon probes the evolution and unsettling fantasies of convicted murderers, warning signs, and other evidenced to have similar fantasy structure and previous brushes with the law. Throughout the course, Dr. Simon makes use of numerous case samples, while incorporating various crime scene photos that depict diverse features of sexual deviant pathology. Psychosocial histories and backgrounds of perpetrators will be presented and analyzed.

Instructor Biography

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, advocacy and forensic professionals throughout the country and is recognized within 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. For informational purposes Dr. Simon is accepted by the American Board of Sexology as a diplomat and certified as a Sexologist. He earned his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology specializing in Forensic psychology from an APA accredited institution in Miami 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.

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:Lead Homicide Investigator