FSINV 605 Investigative Techniques/Physical Evidence

3 credits

This course examines how to gather physical and documentary evidence such as accounting documents and digital records from persons of interest and preparing reports of investigation and oral presentations. Students will learn the importance of planning thoroughly before gathering evidence by conducting preliminary research into the record system to be examined. Legal issues regarding gathering, maintaining and disclosing information will be presented as well as the law controlling privacy and search and seizure. Students will learn how to properly record evidence as well as to maintain a chain of custody. Students will prepare reports using analytical techniques and turn facts into coherent, defensible conclusions.

Prerequisite(s): FSCOR 601.