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.