The "Financial Crime (FC) 101 - Financial Investigations Practical Skills" (FIPS) course provides hands-on 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 securities fraud, insurance fraud, financial exploitation of the elderly, financial profiling, and state-specific statutes and legal issues.
In 2017, the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies (ASCIA) recognized the challenges facing many agencies that are tasked with investigating officer-involved shootings and other uses of force. As an association of statewide investigating agencies across the United States, ASCIA recommended the development of peer-agency guidance to assist state investigative agencies, as well as local agencies, conducting their own investigations into these incidents.
With the vast amount of data available and the calls for stopping law enforcement's access to data, this two-part webinar series will act as a guide through it all. Part two will cover tracking and using international phone numbers, Internet Protocol addresses, social media tools and techniques, tips for legal process to social media companies, and free law enforcement tools. The webinar will also discuss rules for using social media in investigations.
With the vast amount of data available and the calls for stopping law enforcement's access to data, this two-part webinar series will act as a guide through it all. Part one will cover:
The landscape of terrorist attacks has changed, the frequency of attacks has increased, and the targets are anywhere or anyone. Cops play a crucial role, as they are positioned to be the first and last line of defense. This webinar will take a look at ISIS tactics; the people committing acts of terrorism; intelligence collection before, during, and after an event; training; and event preparation. The webinar will look at how ISIS is convincing its followers to take up arms and what that might mean in the immediate future.
This webinar will provide a forensics examiner's approach and views on jailbreaking modern iOS devices and rooting Android devices to further investigations and verify artifacts. Attendees will be provided other topics and information to provoke thought and inspire new ideas for forensic examinations. Additionally, this webinar will act as a primer to highlight new topics that will be covered in a new class on the horizon from the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).
This webinar will discuss the impact that virtual currency has on investigations. Starting with a brief introduction on what virtual currency is, how to get it, and who is using it and why, the presenters will then discuss some high profile cases, such as Silk Road and the recent Alpha Bay and Hansa takedowns.
"Overview of White Collar Crime" is designed to provide the learner with awareness-level information on white collar crime. This course covers a variety of topics in the world of white collar crime, including:
"Human Trafficking Awareness for Law Enforcement Officers" is an interactive e-learning course designed to provide law enforcement officers with an overview of human trafficking. Completing this course will contribute to the student’s understanding of the various elements involved in human trafficking.
The "Introduction to Mortgage Fraud" web-based course (MORF-WB) presents awareness-level information on mortgage fraud. The course covers basic definitions and terminology, common types of mortgage fraud schemes, components of fraud, roles in the mortgage process, and legal explanations. Students will also learn to recognize fraud indicators associated with a variety of schemes and opportunities to commit fraud throughout the mortgage process. A sample mortgage loan application and other forms used in the process are available to download within this course.