This course provides hands-on investigative training at a basic level. Students develop the practical skills, insight, and knowledge necessary to manage a successful financial investigation from start to finish, including the acquisition and examination of financial records, interview skills, and case management and organization. Additional topics include forgery and embezzlement, financial exploitation of the elderly, working with spreadsheets, financial profiling, and state-specific statutes and legal issues.
- Emerging issues. Understand current trends in various types of financial crimes, as well as recent cases and their implications.
- Financial records. Learn to obtain and manage bank records, including basic spreadsheeting skills.
- Working with data. Extract leads and draw conclusions from bank records and other financial data.
- Hands-on experience. Work a mock financial case as part of an investigative team.