Deciphering the Criminal History, 8 hours
Deciphering criminal history records can be difficult and cumbersome, even for a seasoned investigator. It becomes increasingly difficult when an offender’s criminal history record is lengthy or spans multiple states. This course provides DPOs the skills and information necessary to effectively break down an offender’s criminal history records from within California and from other states and jurisdictions. Being able to correctly identify prior criminal convictions can affect an offender’s eligibility and suitability for probation, as does being able to accurately ascertain an offender’s prior history of compliance with community supervision. This course helps participants move through documents more quickly and effectively and increases his/her ability to focus on other parts of the report without worrying about this section.