sec254 | undergraduate

Investigative Case Management, Techniques, And Procedures

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This course will examine the processes unique to case management. We will look at how to organize and prioritize investigative processes, how to track progress of an investigation, and the importance of report writing in the investigative process. Additionally students will differentiate investigative techniques and procedures used in investigation, discuss forensic evidence processing techniques, discuss foot and electronic surveillance, and discover appropriate use of undercover techniques.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    The Process of Investigation and Fact-Finding

    • Identify the eight methods of investigation.
    • Explain the seven phases of an investigation.
    • Compare public and private sector investigations.
    • Describe the significant trends in private sector investigations.
    • Describe the role of the fact-finder.
    • State the objectives of an investigation.
    • Summarize the potential and intended outcomes of an investigation.

    Fundamentals of Research, Audit, and Interviews

    • Compare the fundamentals of research and audit.
    • Explain the specific statutory prohibitions and restrictions of federal and state law.
    • Identify the fundamental sources of information for investigations.
    • Compare key elements of an administrative interview and an investigative interview.
    • Examine the differences between an interview and an interrogation.

    Project Management and Case Development

    • Describe the roles of the investigative team.
    • Summarize the components of an investigation plan or proposal.
    • Compare report writing formats used in different types of investigations.
    • Describe process improvement and analysis methods for project management.
    • Explain budget and cost management of a project.

    Evidence Collection and Forensic Analysis

    • Describe evidence collection and preservation techniques and procedures.
    • Justify the importance of incident or accident reconstruction and investigation techniques.
    • Describe the fields of forensic analysis.
    • Explain the fundamentals of computer forensic examination.
    • Explain the fundamentals of forensic document examination.

    Undercover and Surveillance Techniques

    • Evaluate appropriate investigative uses of surveillance.
    • Describe stationary and mobile physical surveillance.
    • Evaluate the various types of electronic surveillance.
    • Summarize the appropriate use of undercover operations.
    • Explain undercover vendor and operative selection criteria.
    • Describe undercover operative management and communication.
    • Evaluate undercover operation case management.
    • Justify the importance of informant utilization.
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