Private Investigations

Fundamentals of Private Investigations (FundPI)


Description
This course is intended for individuals in states where training is not required, private individuals wanting to learn more about private investigations, paralegals, and a refresher course for private investigators. Course provides the student instruction in several topics for working as a private investigator. Some of the topics covered include: history of private investigations, background investigations of millennial generation, interview techniques, the investigative process, skip tracing, surveillance techniques, intro to photo geo location, business operations, and other topics.

Course does not meet State of Georgia requirements for working as a licensed investigator in Georgia.
Content
  • Welcome
  • Understanding the Course Content Construction
  • Course Introduction Tutorial
  • Course Tutorial Troubleshooting
  • Course Tutorial Completion Options
  • More on Independent Study Assignments
  • Introduction
  • Introduction Section
  • Introduction: Fundamentals of Private Investigations
  • IS: State Board Requirements
  • History of Private Investigations
  • History of Private Investigations Part 2 sample
  • Bow Street Runners
  • Pinkerton (detective agency)
  • Report Writing & Documentation
  • Note Taking
  • Investigative Process
  • Gathering & Collecting Evidence
  • Civil Process
  • IS: Introduction Section
  • Suggested Independent Study Topics for Introduction Section
  • Legal
  • Legal Introduction
  • Offenses: Jurisdiction, Felonies, Misdemeanors (clone) (clone)
  • US Courts
  • Search and Seizure
  • Introduction: Courtroom Testimony
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Effective Courtroom Testimony
  • Expert Testimony
  • Overview of Polygraphs
  • Suggested Self-Directed Independent Study Assignments Legal Section
  • Types of Investigations
  • Types of Investigations Introduction sample
  • Investigative Process
  • Investigating a Sexual Harassment Complaint
  • Criminal Defense Investigations
  • Administrative Investigations
  • Retail Theft & Prevention
  • Insurance Investigations
  • Insurance Investigations 2
  • Six Steps for Fraud Investigations
  • Fraud Triangle: Employee Theft
  • Domestic Investigations
  • Missing Persons & Skip Tracing
  • Missing Persons & Skip Tracing Resources
  • Process Service Basics
  • Background Ground Investigations: Millenials sample
  • Interview with a Phone Scammer
  • Executive Protection Introduction
  • Body Guard 101
  • Body Guard 101 Section 2
  • Investigations: Interviews
  • Interviews Introduction
  • Interviews & Interrogations
  • Interviews & Interrogations Part Two
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Focusing on Your Interview Technique: The Cognitive InterviewProcess
  • Active Listening
  • Why eye witnesses get it wrong
  • IS: Interviews & Interrogations
  • Investigations: Detecting Deception
  • Introduction: Detecting Deception
  • Workplace Investigations: Detecting Deception
  • Verbal & Written Signs of Deception
  • Evidence to Catch a Liar
  • Exercise: Test your Abilities
  • Answers to Exercise
  • Conclusion: Detecting Deception
  • IS: Detecting Deception
  • Investigative Resources & Techniques
  • Computer Investigations & Use of Social Media
  • IS: Computer Investigations sample
  • IS: Photo Assignment
  • Internet Search Terms
  • Mind map your investigation - Private I Headquarters
  • IS: Investigative Resources
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Crime Scene Processing & Forensics
  • Document Evidence
  • DNA Evidence
  • Digital Evidence Forensics Resources
  • Electronic Article Surveillance
  • Google Location History Tool
  • IS: Investigative Resources
  • Investigations Review
  • Surveillance
  • Surveillance Introduction
  • Surveillance Section One
  • Surveillance Two
  • Surveillance Planning Brief
  • Choosing a Surveillance Camera System
  • CIA Mobile Surveillance
  • Advanced Surveillance
  • Georgia's Eavesdropping Law
  • Georgia's Eavesdropping Law: Possession of Devices
  • IS: Surveillance
  • Suggested Independent Study Assignments Surveillance Section
  • Business Operations
  • Business Practices & Ethics Introduction
  • Ethics for PI's: Interview
  • Business Operations & Ethics
  • Creating An Investigative Scope Statement
  • IS: Investigative Scope Statement Exercise
  • Case Management Basics
  • Case Management Section One
  • Case Management Section Two
  • Basic Business Skills for PI's
  • Creating Your Online Investigation Log
  • Location- Just for Fun
  • Final Examination Preparation
  • Final Examination Preparation
  • Student Independent Study Log
  • Final Examination
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever