This course builds on the concepts introduced in "Financial Crime (FC) 101 - Financial Investigations Practical Skills" and "FC 105 - Financial Records Examination and Analysis," introducing investigators and prosecutors to emerging issues in financial crime. Topics include money laundering, analyzing large financial data sets, conducting effective interviews, and managing large amounts of financial evidence. This course consists of a mix of lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises. Students conduct a mock investigation that includes interviews, data analysis, and the construction of an electronic case file.
- Money laundering. Learn about the methods of laundering money, how to trace illegal funds, and emerging issues, as well as the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
- Spreadsheeting skills. Learn about spreadsheet architecture, formulas and calculations, and pivot tables.
- Working with financial data. Learn about Benford's law analysis and how to disentangle commingled funds.
- Hands-on experience. Work a mock financial case as part of an investigative team.