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Criminal Justice Institute

About The Criminal Justice Institute at Wilmington University

The Wilmington University Criminal Justice Institute offers customized professional development and training to law enforcement professionals in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. Now you can enjoy relevant programs close to home while saving travel costs.

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True Crime Lecture Series: Jeffrey Rinek

WilmU CJI Presents the first in our True Crime Lecture Series. Jeffrey Rinek served 30 years as a Special Agent with the FBI primarily investigating cases of missing and murdered children.

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Who We Are

The Criminal Justice institute combines Wilmington University's decades of experience in criminal justice education with the expertise of law enforcement leaders who have directly served their communities for a collective 64 years. These experts are at your disposal and ready to meet your organization's training and professional development needs.

Meet Our Leaders

Dr. Raymond Carr

Dr. Raymond Carr, Director

Dr. Carr worked in law enforcement for 36 years and retired recently from the FBI, where he supervised a violent crimes task force, that investigated criminal behaviors involving drugs, terrorism, white-collar crimes and public corruption.

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A certified police instructor, Dr. Carr has provided instruction to federal, state and local law enforcement officers, specializing in crisis management, criminal profiling, hostage negotiations, psychology of the criminal mind, forensic crime scene analysis, death scene investigation, forensic interviewing and criminal investigation analysis. Dr. Carr was the primary coordinator for the FBI's Philadelphia Division, the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, and the Philadelphia Hostage Negotiation team.

He shares his expertise with state and local police departments via training and case consultations in behavior methodology, specializing in unsolved homicides, terroristic threats, weapons of mass destruction, serial rapists and serial murders. Dr. Carr holds a BS in Criminal Justice from Kutztown University, an MS in Administration of Justice from West Chester University, an MBA from Widener University, and an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University.

He teaches at Wilmington University and has lectured at Saint Joseph's University, Villanova University, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia College of Physicians, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I have known Dr. Carr for many years and he always brings real-world work experience to the classroom, making his courses a must-take! Outstanding master practitioner on the art of crime. Outstanding delivery and a strong grasp and expertise of the criminal mind. Faithe Moore Taylor Deputy Chief Public Corruption, United States Attorney's Office Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Associate Director, Scoot Duffey

Scott Duffey, Associate Director

Mr. Duffey is a retired FBI agent who served at the agency's Baltimore Division for 22 years and as a supervisory agent at its Wilmington, Delaware office. He also was a municipal police officer in Pennsylvania for six years.

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A certified police instructor, Mr. Duffey has served as an instructor for the FBI, teaching interview and interrogation skills to law enforcement professionals worldwide. He instructs municipal police officers of Pennsylvania's southeast region and has extensive experience in the areas of white-collar and violent crime investigations.

Mr. Duffey holds a BA in Classical Languages from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and an MS in Administration of Justice from Wilmington University. Scott Duffey is a dynamic classroom lecturer who has the rare combination of academic background and street experience. Joseph J. Farnan Jr. United States District Judge (retired) District of Delaware

What we do

We provide one day to one-week specialized courses that are based on your needs and the needs of the community. Consider training in the following areas, or let us know what your immediate needs are. We will develop a customized program for you or your staff.

Programs available for businesses and/or law enforcement are focused on your specific needs. The Criminal Justice Institute presents The Stop Program, which details current trends, ways to protect yourself and your employees, a historical perspective of active shooters that has informed current scenarios, pre-attack indicators of offenders who engage in this behavior, and what to expect when law enforcement personnel arrives at the scene.


The FBI has identified cyber-warfare as the biggest threat to National Security in the United States. Topics will focus on current risks, as well as the efforts led by law enforcement personnel and analysts to combat these threats.

Training for this topic will establish the definition of child exploitation and the signs associated with children being exploited. The differences between child exploitation and adult human trafficking will be highlighted, specifically child pornography, sexual exploitation, and profiling child predators.

The history and psychology of violent crime is addressed by studying various violent acts, such as homicide, rape, serial crimes, and others. Exploring violent crimes will help law enforcement personnel better recognize potential violent offenders, thus aiding in the investigations of these offenses.

This training will assist your personnel in identifying gang members and the early indicators of gang involvement. Emphasis will be placed on growing international and transnational gang problems; however, location-specific gang information may also be addressed.

The Criminal Justice Institute offers training that explains terrorism from a sociological and psychological perspective, as well as its religious influence. Training may address terrorist recruitment initiatives within the United States and its prison system. The effects of domestic and international terrorism on society can be included in your training, as can current investigative techniques and legal restrictions for law enforcement personnel.

This training will look at an organization's vulnerability that could be potentially exploited within its environment. This will be explored via the process of identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing (or ranking) the vulnerabilities in the organizational system, such as exploring the perspective of disaster management and assessing threats from potential hazards to the population and infrastructure.

Training for homicide investigations covers many facets. Homicide trends, challenges for investigations, necessary procedures for homicide investigations, control and protection of crime scenes and/or DNA evidence, case preparation and courtroom testing are only a few topics available to you. This flexible course can accommodate your specific needs.

Training for high school safety can cover multiple topics, such as assessing and managing school threats, social media threat awareness, large-event or athletic-event security and incident management. Criminal Justice Institute members are available to evaluate your school's security, and can then design training specific to your needs.

This training will teach members of law enforcement about the various methods and techniques involved in obtaining information effectively, including verbal and nonverbal communication. Law enforcement personnel will understand how to detect deception through observation, and to profile behavior with interview techniques.

The topic of human trafficking has garnered media attention recently. It is necessary to understand this threat as the frequency of its investigation increases. Types of trafficking and potential victims will be addressed, and courses will focus on current laws, investigation strategies, and how people in your region can be educated on the topic.

The Criminal Justice Institute can assist your department in meeting mandatory academic training requirements. This training is flexible and designed to serve needs pertinent to your organization. Topics may include ethics, psychological First-Aid, and additional active shooter training and pre-behavior indicators. Other topics are available upon request.

Instructors offer assistance to participants who wish to create a mass casualty incident plan. Training may also include the integration of first responders and the community, as well as developing and implementing training for all involved. Criminal Justice Institute staff can assist with leading tabletop exercises.

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