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FSP 205 : Private Investigation & Detective

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Private Investigation and Detective courses have become a very hot trend among the youth in the recent times. An analytical skill with logical thinking and sharp mind can bring an elevation in your financial conditions because of the progressively increasing cases of crime as fraudulent activities, missing persons, skip tracing, spouse infidelity, identity theft and lots more. Therefore, this course provides the aspirant a promising and happening career, irrespective of the fields as Science, Arts or Commerce. All required is an urge and commitment to work effortlessly, logically and without any time-limits.


In this course, we train and make them professionally prepare for the risks that they may confront working as a Private Investigator. This field has numerable challenges in its store, at every point and therefore, the primary matter of concern while making the students understand the basics of this course is to prepare them physically and mentally to meet all the possible challenges they may have to undergo while working as an expert Private Investigator. This job needs commitment for long hours, as in order to collect relevant evidences an Investigator may have to keep tracking the clues and related facts even at odd-hours. Thus, the students are trained in such a manner that they get prepared to face any dare while working as a professional Private Investigator.


Corporate Private Investigation

This module deals with corporate private investigations like employee theft, undercover operations, surveillance and photography, including foot surveillance


Property Investigation

This module deals with investigation related to property disputes that is asset investigation, business intelligence investigations, industrial espionage investigation and counter measures, electronic surveillance and computer crime investigations.

  • Level I : Private Investigation & Detective

    MODULE 1 – PRIVATE INVESTIGATION

    Private investigation, as a career option is very good opportunity for students who have great analysis power and sharp mind and it doesn’t requisite educational qualification in the same field. Graduation in any discipline science, art, commerce, law and other is enough to get enrol in this course and profession.

    Course will introduces you to an introduction of private investigation, definition, private investigation as a career, the code of ethics, attributes of a successful investigator, federal sources of information and private organizations and agencies

    MODULE 2 – DUTIES OF PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

    Surveillance, to trace the missing person or pets, fraud investigation, to investigate copying software illegally, insurance fraud investigation, accidental claims investigation, back ground checking etc. are the parts of work as a private investigator. Students would work alone as a self-employed.

    This module will introduce you to the duties of investigator, principles of investigative methodology, the basic identifiers, locating sources of information, public records and semi restricted records, public records semi-restricted records and case studies.

    MODULE 3 – TOOLS OF INVESTIGATION

    Investigation is the systematic examination which is especially conducted in different area such as in criminal cases, used by private investigator or detectives etc. For these investigations some tools are required which are helpful in investigation.

    This module provide the information about the tools of investigation which majorly covers the topics of investigating Interview, locating and reviewing public records, other source of information, investigative photography and polygraph techniques.

    MODULE 4 – INVESTIGATOR AND CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

    The establishment of relationship between client and investigator is one of the least understood and most often mishandled by detectives. So it is the duties of investigators to define the relationship with client because client have never hired them before. This module describe the topic of forming relationship between them and client (individual, attorney, corporation and international) identify.

    MODULE 5 – PRIVACY

    Privacy is the ability of an individual or group of individuals to hide themselves, or information about themselves, and therefore express about themselves selectively. This module covers the detailed information about the term privacy, physical and constructive invasion of privacy, intrusive investigation, public disclosure of private facts, medical and DNA or genetic records.

    MODULE 6 – INTERVIEWING AND INTERROGATION

    As an investigator, your investigation work could range from personal issues such as company issues, divorce, pre matrimonial verification, post- matrimonial verification etc. You would be introduce with the fundamentals of interviewing, First contact with your interviewee, Your interview objectives, The interviewee’s attitude, The different types of interview, The art of questioning, Suggestions and tips, Dealing with deceptive responses, Client interviews, Third party interviews, Witness interviews, Expert interviews and Interrogation in this module.

    MODULE 7 – NOTE TAKING AND REPORT WRITING

    Report writing, note taking and photography are the basic tools and techniques to investigating private investigation cases. Module would be familiarizing you to note taking guidelines and suggestions, written statements, report writing and guidelines for good report writing.

  • Level II : Private Investigation & Detective

    MODULE 1 – PRIVATE INVESTIGATION

    Private investigation, as a career option is very good opportunity for students who have great analysis power and sharp mind and it doesn’t requisite educational qualification in the same field. Graduation in any discipline science, art, commerce, law and other is enough to get enroll in this course and profession.

    Course will introduces you to an introduction of private investigation, definition, private investigation as a career, the code of ethics, attributes of a successful investigator, federal sources of information and private organizations and agencies.

    MODULE 2 – DUTIES OF PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

    Surveillance, to trace the missing person or pets, fraud investigation, to investigate copying software illegally, insurance fraud investigation, accidental claims investigation, back ground checking etc. are the parts of work as a private investigator. Students would work alone as a self-employed.

    This module will introduce you to the duties of investigator, principles of investigative methodology, the basic identifiers, locating sources of information, public records and semi restricted records, public records semi-restricted records and case studies.

    MODULE 3 – TOOLS OF INVESTIGATION

    Investigation is the systematic examination which is especially conducted in different area such as in criminal cases, used by private investigator or detectives etc. For these investigations some tools are required which are helpful in investigation.

    This module provide the information about the tools of investigation which majorly covers the topics of investigating Interview, locating and reviewing public records, other source of information, investigative photography and polygraph techniques.

    MODULE 4 – INVESTIGATOR AND CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

    The establishment of relationship between client and investigator is one of the least understood and most often mishandled by detectives. So it is the duties of investigators to define the relationship with client because client have never hired them before. This module describe the topic of forming relationship between them and client (individual, attorney, corporation and international) identify.

    MODULE 5 – PRIVACY

    Privacy is the ability of an individual or group of individuals to hide themselves, or information about themselves, and therefore express about themselves selectively. This module covers the detailed information about the term privacy, physical and constructive invasion of privacy, intrusive investigation, public disclosure of private facts, medical and DNA or genetic records.

    MODULE 6 – INTERVIEWING AND INTERROGATION

    As an investigator, your investigation work could range from personal issues such as company issues, divorce, pre matrimonial verification, post- matrimonial verification etc. You would be introduce with the fundamentals of interviewing, First contact with your interviewee, Your interview objectives, The interviewee’s attitude, The different types of interview, The art of questioning, Suggestions and tips, Dealing with deceptive responses, Client interviews, Third party interviews, Witness interviews, Expert interviews and Interrogation in this module.

    MODULE 7 – NOTE TAKING AND REPORT WRITING

    Report writing, note taking and photography are the basic tools and techniques to investigating private investigation cases. Module would be familiarizing you to note taking guidelines and suggestions, written statements, report writing and guidelines for good report writing.

    MODULE 8 – LEGAL INVESTIGATION

    This module cover the introduction of legal investigation of crime, structure of constitution, habeas corpus, legal investigation, types of license which contain the license re-instatement. You would be require the training and test requirement for solve crime, standard of practice and prohibited act, aiding and abetting. Need to be polygraph for investigation which contain the lie-detector, Narcoanalysis and brain mapping. Describe the witness tampering, trespassing, defamation (slander/libel) and element of arrest by private investigator

    MODULE 9 – INSURANCE AND ARSON INVESTIGATIONS

    Arson investigation cases are lead to define the cause of a fire to guarantee the responsible party is detained accountable. In this module you will introduce with the insurance investigations, fraudulent disability investigations, motor vehicle accident investigations, premise accidents investigations, railroad crossing investigations, suicide investigations, accident reconstruction experts and basics, fires and explosions and forensic photography.

    MODULE 10 – CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

    The final aim of a private investigator is always to get information, criminal investigation is a responsibility that collects evidence for a case. When a crime has been dedicated, criminal investigators may appearance into the circumstantial of the accused and try to uncover criminal who committed the crime. It will introduce you to the general principles of criminal investigation, the burden of proof, criminal defense investigations, fundamental principles of evidence, presumptions and the burden of proof, evidence preservation and forensics and undercover investigations.

    MODULE 11 – COMMERCIAL THEFT INVESTIGATIONS

    Commercial theft investigation would be introduce you to the fundamental principles and investigation of retail theft, the general principles of retail theft investigations, classification of shoplifters, recognizing a shoplifter, the methods of shoplifting and the types of employee theft.

  • Level III : Private Investigation & Detective

    MODULE 1 – PRIVATE INVESTIGATION

    Private investigation, as a career option is very good opportunity for students who have great analysis power and sharp mind and it doesn’t requisite educational qualification in the same field. Graduation in any discipline science, art, commerce, law and other is enough to get enrol in this course and profession.

    Course will introduces you to an introduction of private investigation, definition, private investigation as a career, the code of ethics, attributes of a successful investigator, federal sources of information and private organizations and agencies.

    MODULE 2 – DUTIES OF PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

    Surveillance, to trace the missing person or pets, fraud investigation, to investigate copying software illegally, insurance fraud investigation, accidental claims investigation, back ground checking etc. are the parts of work as a private investigator. Students would work alone as a self-employed.

    This module will introduce you to the duties of investigator, principles of investigative methodology, the basic identifiers, locating sources of information, public records and semi restricted records, public records semi-restricted records and case studies.

    MODULE 3 – TOOLS OF INVESTIGATION

    Investigation is the systematic examination which is especially conducted in different area such as in criminal cases, used by private investigator or detectives etc. For these investigations some tools are required which are helpful in investigation.

    This module provide the information about the tools of investigation which majorly covers the topics of investigating Interview, locating and reviewing public records, other source of information, investigative photography and polygraph techniques.

    MODULE 4 – INVESTIGATOR AND CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

    The establishment of relationship between client and investigator is one of the least understood and most often mishandled by detectives. So it is the duties of investigators to define the relationship with client because client have never hired them before. This module describe the topic of forming relationship between them and client (individual, attorney, corporation and international) identify.

    MODULE 5 – PRIVACY

    Privacy is the ability of an individual or group of individuals to hide themselves, or information about themselves, and therefore express about themselves selectively. This module covers the detailed information about the term privacy, physical and constructive invasion of privacy, intrusive investigation, public disclosure of private facts, medical and DNA or genetic records.

    MODULE 6 – PRIVILEGES/ CONFIDENTIALITY/ IMMUNITIES

    This module cover the introduction of confidentiality included the examples of maintaining confidentiality and types of confidentiality, introduction of privileges which contain the attorney client privilege, martial (spousal) privilege, doctor-patient privilege, clergy privilege, self-incrimination privilege, litigation privilege and privilege-waiver. You would be introduce with the immunities which included the spousal immunity, parental immunity and governmental immunity

    MODULE 7 – INTERVIEWING AND INTERROGATION

    As an investigator, your investigation work could range from personal issues such as company issues, divorce, pre matrimonial verification, post- matrimonial verification etc. You would be introduce with the fundamentals of interviewing, First contact with your interviewee, Your interview objectives, The interviewee’s attitude, The different types of interview, The art of questioning, Suggestions and tips, Dealing with deceptive responses, Client interviews, Third party interviews, Witness interviews, Expert interviews and Interrogation in this module.

    MODULE 8 – NOTE TAKING AND REPORT WRITING

    Report writing, note taking and photography are the basic tools and techniques to investigating private investigation cases. Module would be familiarizing you to note taking guidelines and suggestions, written statements, report writing and guidelines for good report writing.

    MODULE 9 – LEGAL INVESTIGATION

    This module cover the introduction of legal investigation of crime, structure of constitution, habeas corpus, legal investigation, types of license which contain the license re-instatement. You would be require the training and test requirement for solve crime, standard of practice and prohibited act, aiding and abetting. Need to be polygraph for investigation which contain the lie-detector, Narcoanalysis and brain mapping. Describe the witness tampering, trespassing, defamation (slander/libel) and element of arrest by private investigator

    MODULE 10 – POWER OF ARREST

    This module include the introduction of power of arrest (police power of arrest included without warrant and with warrant), off duty law enforcement which contain many laws and amendments (2010 amendment and 2013 amendment) and searches by investigator

    MODULE 11 – GUIDELINES FOR PRETEXT INVESTIGATION

    Generally, pretexting is using pretentious lettering to obtain information’s from somebody, often playing on people’s normal desire to conversation. It might pretend to be somebody else, tell a white lie, or create some other dishonesty to obtain any information. Module will introduce you to the guidelines for investigation like pretexting introduction, illegal pretexts, and the guidelines for using pretexts.

    MODULE 12 – INSURANCE AND ARSON INVESTIGATIONS

    Arson investigation cases are lead to define the cause of a fire to guarantee the responsible party is detained accountable. In this module you will introduce with the insurance investigations, fraudulent disability investigations, motor vehicle accident investigations, premise accidents investigations, railroad crossing investigations, suicide investigations, accident reconstruction experts and basics, fires and explosions and forensic photography.

    MODULE 13 – CIVIL INVESTIGATIONS

    Civil investigators are private investigators that specialize in private issues. Module will encompasses the definition of civil law, defenses against tort actions, introduction to civil investigations, liquor liability investigations, professional malpractice investigations and product liability investigations.

    MODULE 14 – CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

    The final aim of a private investigator is always to get information, criminal investigation is a responsibility that collects evidence for a case. When a crime has been dedicated, criminal investigators may appearance into the circumstantial of the accused and try to uncover criminal who committed the crime. It will introduce you to the general principles of criminal investigation, the burden of proof, criminal defense investigations, fundamental principles of evidence, presumptions and the burden of proof, evidence preservation and forensics and undercover investigations.

    MODULE 15 – BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS

    It looks further into a relationships, person's professional and personal history. it will comprises the assets background checks, business partners background checks, pre - employment background checks, mate checks, self-defense background checks and witnesses and jury background checks.

    MODULE 16 – FINDING MISSING PERSONS

    At private investigation agencies frequently focus on runaway children, finding kidnapped, missing, background check etc. They can also locate missing adult or old person. Missing person’s private investigators are hired by ones when mysteries need solved. All topics are includes in this module such as the types of missing persons, the preliminary interview with your client, finding young missing persons, finding indigent and homeless missing persons and finding other types of missing persons and case studies.

    MODULE 17 – COMMERCIAL THEFT INVESTIGATIONS

    Commercial theft investigation would be introduce you to the fundamental principles and investigation of retail theft, the general principles of retail theft investigations, classification of shoplifters, recognizing a shoplifter, the methods of shoplifting and the types of employee theft.

    MODULE 18 – DOMESTIC INVESTIGATIONS AND COURT TESTIMONY

    The domestic investigation of this module will be mentioning the techniques and principle of the domestic investigation, child custody investigations, fidelity investigations and the court testimony.

    MODULE 19 – COMPUTER CRIME INVESTIGATION

    In a private investigation aspects, the computer crime will introduce you to the investigative process, areas of computer abuse, telecommunication crimes, investigation of computer fraud, the internet and the world wide web, basic elements of the investigative process, role of the criminal investigator, reasons for investigating crime, limitations on solving cases, investigative theory and methods, development of a set of suspects, methods of investigation, rules of evidence, rules of exclusion, physical evidence, role of the police and government agencies.

    MODULE 20 – SURVEILLANCE

    Term surveillance, is basically the monitoring of the activities of any person, or other altering information, usually of people for the purpose of manipulating, dealing, directing, or caring them. it will define you the introduction of the surveillance, principles, surveillance by foot, fixed surveillance, common carrier surveillance, vehicle surveillance, single vehicle surveillance, moving surveillance, tips for better surveillance, surveillance at night, two vehicle surveillance and video surveillance.

    MODULE 21 – SETTING UP BUSINESS AND MARKETING

    Business and marketing are everything that a business does to promote itself. module includes types of business, investigation equipment’s, business plan, credit applications, alternate financial resources, estimating start-up costs, business operations and accounting, business bank account, hourly rate and investigative fees, insurance requirements and bonding, naming your company,strategic marketing planning, advertising and promotion, personal selling, tips for print media and your potential market.

  • What is Private Investigation & Detective?

    In the course Private Investigation & Detective, the students will be guided on how to apply one’s rational thinking in checking and finding out information by implementing theories and related methodologies. Espionage is the prime task of a Private Investigator or Detective, to collect the facts and evidence linked to a specific case.

  • How can I become a Private Investigator and Detective?

    The course makes learners professionally prepare for the risks that they may confront working as a Private Investigator. The learners are made to understand the basics of this course to prepare them physically and mentally to meet all the possible challenges that they may have to undergo while working as an expert Private Investigator and Detective. Get enrolled and open your mystery box. 

  • What are the responsibilities of a Private Investigator and Detective?

    The Private Investigator and Detective should possess analytical skills with logical thinking and a sharp mind and deal with investigations like employee theft, undercover operations, surveillance, and photography, business intelligence investigations, industrial espionage investigation and counter measures, electronic surveillance and computer crime investigations.

  • What are the scope and the opportunistic aspects of the course?

    One with excellent skills and wisdom may work as a Private Investigator and Detective for the corporate sector involving various high profile cases. They are also open to cases of property theft, espionage, surveillance, etc, and render their valuable services to the client. 

  • Where can I contact in case of any queries?

    You can write to us at education@sifs.in or call us at +91-1147074263 or WhatsApp us +91-7303913002 or +91-7303913003.


Pedophilia Case

The client had been sexually assaulted ten years earlier. Her assailant was charged and convicted for a string of offences including pedophilia. However, on his release from prison on bail, the assailant returned to live in the client's local area. His bail conditions prohibited him going to certain locations alone, including schools.

The appointed detectives conducted surveillance for the client's own protection as well as gathering evidence of the offender breaching his bail conditions. The offender was captured on video attending prohibited locations, including loitering around a primary school. He was promptly arrested by police once they viewed the video and was sent back to gaol.


Coffee Manufacturer Case

A coffee manufacturer noticed significant and consistent losses of inventory at stock takes. The company had also heard rumours of cafes being offered coffee at black market prices.

A covert operation was mounted by the investigators identified a long time and trusted staff member as the thief and caught him on video loading the boot of his vehicle with coffee. Members of his family were later identified as being the unauthorized coffee sellers and, on the strength of the evidence, charges were laid and convictions secured.

Shubhangi Nikhare

4

The course was quite interesting and full of knowledge. The efforts of the instructors made the course successful. A good experience of online cases.

Deputy Heli Nirajbhai

5

It's always better learning physically, but this course proved that even online courses can help you gain knowledge. It was extremely wonderful being a part of such course. Learnt a lot.
Thanking you SIFS.

Tejal Shyamrao Rathod

5

The Summer Training 2020 on Signature Verification and handwriting examination is very interesting and also knowledgeable. This was the good opportunity for me to learn new things about the course I m studying which is forensic science itself , the Sifs staff is making it worth learning. A big thank you from bottom of my heart.

Samiksha Kawade

4

It was very informative course by SIFS. It was a great opportunity for many students to get information and knowledge about Private Investigation and Detective.

 

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Kratika Mishra

Kratika Mishra

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