Investigations Track

For students who are looking for careers in conducting investigations for businesses and government agencies, the Investigations Track provides the knowledge to plan and conduct investigations. Courses emphasize the gathering and reporting of testimonial and physical evidence and pre-pare students to conduct investigations by interviewing witnesses, analyzing documents, and synthesizing the results into factually accurate and objective investigative reports and court testimony.

Upon completion of the program, a graduate in the Investigations Track will be able to

  • Understand how criminals think and how their actions are affected by their way of thinking.
  • Apply investigative and interviewing techniques in all phases of fraud investigations.
  • Investigate and analyze physical and documentary evidence
  • Differentiate between public and private investigations and how they are conducted
  • Conduct effective investigative interviews
  • Conduct investigative research using the internet, public records, and other sources of information
  • Synthesize facts and observations into coherent, defensible conclusions

Core Courses:

FSCOR 601

Criminal Justice

FSCOR 604

Evidence

FSCOR 606

Internet Research & Writing

FSCOR 607

Forensics Review Journal

FSCOR 664

Litigation Practice and Procedure

FSCOR 702

Mock Trial Capstone

Required Courses:

FSLAW 602

Criminology

FSAAC 620

Forensic Information Technology

FSLAW 662

Fraud Investigation and Analysis

FSINV 600

Investigative Techniques: Interviewing

FSINV 605

Investigative Techniques: Physical Evidence

FSLAW 668

White Collar Crime