RE: Interesting Investigation Course
- Anyone in the Westchester-New York-Connecticut area want to attend an
WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, VALHALLA, NY - (914) 785-6830
Westchester Community College . . . Professional and Personal
Development Courses. FALL 2000 - 5 Wednesdays, Sept. 13- Oct. 11,
6:30-8:00pm-Rm AAB-311, $75.00
COURSE TITLE: "The Art of Investigations"
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Do you love a good mystery? Well, here's your
chance to experience the real thing. You become the detective -
investigate current, unsolved cases and unravel the mystery. Learn
the methodology behind the investigation: research the case, develop
a plan of action and learn investigative techniques from 28-year,
First Grade, NYC Detective, Gil Alba.
48 HOURS-TV SHOW with Dan Rather will show the Kristine Kupka Case
sometime in September of 2000. The Kupka case is one of the two cases
students will study.
"The Art of Investigations"
By Private Investigator Gil Alba
Witness a hypothetical crime in progress . . . students to talk about
ü Overview of current, unsolved cases the class will be
Video interviews (5 minutes) of victims' sister's of two real on
going pre-meditated . . . murder cases.
ü Competition-Class will be split in half- each group will have
their own case.
Mini Lesson How to Develop a Plan of Action: The Components of
ü Small Group Work collaborate with group to delineate a
plan of action.
Mini Lesson Interviewing Techniques:Interrogative and
ü Small Group Work develop interviewing role-play
ü Student-Centered Large Group Activity Present role-plays
ü View videotapes of TV Shows depicting the two cases & study
Homework: Interaction with law enforcement official and research
other similar cases.
Special Quest-Speaking about Psychics-PhD Joanne McManus:
Parapsychological Consultant: Wrote Book-"Shopping for Miracles." Are
Psychics really needed?
ü Burden of Proof - Small Group Work Outline a plan for
Special Guest: Kathy Kupka: Driving force behind the investigation of
her sister, Kristine's disappearance.
ü Presentation Each group to present their findings. Let's
see which group wins.
Towne Center at Somers
108 Village Square, Suite 215
Somers, NY 10589-2305
Phone: (914)621-4331 Fax : (914)628-6120