Tribal Justice Agencies

FC111 Financial Crimes Against Seniors Seminar (March 16, 2021, Virtual)

This course promotes a multiagency approach to the problem of financial exploitation of senior citizens. Topics include working with senior victims, examining documents like bank records and power of attorney, and using resources for investigation and community awareness. Detailed examination of a case study, from initial complaint to prosecution, reinforces and illustrates the course content. With a dual focus on financial abuse by trusted persons and common scams aimed at seniors, the course introduces senior-specific investigative skills while facilitating networking and cooperation that can extend out of the classroom and into real cases.

IA105 Intelligence Writing and Briefing (March 10, 2021, Virtual)

This course covers basic intelligence writing and briefing principles, as well as methods to facilitate increased intelligence sharing. Topics include creative/critical thinking and critical reading skills, source evaluation, privacy and civil rights, intelligence product writing structure and style, and creating and presenting intelligence briefings. With guidance from experienced experts, students gain hands-on experience by working through data sets based on real cases to produce intelligence products. Instructors and peers provide feedback on briefings and reports produced and presented in class.

FC099 Basic Level Spreadsheeting Skills (March 10, 2021, Virtual)

This one-day course provides foundational spreadsheeting knowledge and skills to enhance workplace productivity. The course covers basic navigation of Microsoft Excel by combining live demonstrations and hands-on exercises, including the following:

  • Working with multiple worksheets within a workbook 
  • Hiding, unhiding, and protecting worksheets 
  • Adjusting rows and columns 
  • Using copy and paste options 
  • Finding, selecting, and sorting data

FC105 Financial Records Examination and Analysis (March 9, 2021, Virtual)

This course covers the acquisition, examination, and analysis of many types of financial records, including bank statements and checks, wire transfer records, and business records. Topics include recognizing and investigating common indicators of fraud, using spreadsheets to facilitate analysis and pattern recognition, and financial profiling. There is a strong focus on presenting financial evidence in multiple modalities: spreadsheet data outputs, graphic representations, and written/oral presentations.

FC110 Financial Crimes Against Seniors (March 2, 2021, Virtual)

This course promotes a multiagency approach to the problem of financial exploitation of senior citizens. Bringing together law enforcement personnel and adult protective services investigators, the course enhances students' investigative skills and interviewing techniques while facilitating networking and cooperation that can extend out of the classroom and into real cases. Topics include recognizing elder abuse, working with victims, and identifying perpetrators, as well as resources for investigation and community awareness. Students work together to conduct a mock investigation into a hypothetical case.

FC105 Financial Records Examination and Analysis (Feb. 24, 2021, Virtual)

This course covers the acquisition, examination, and analysis of many types of financial records, including bank statements and checks, wire transfer records, and business records. Topics include recognizing and investigating common indicators of fraud, using spreadsheets to facilitate analysis and pattern recognition, and financial profiling. There is a strong focus on presenting financial evidence in multiple modalities: spreadsheet data outputs, graphic representations, and written/oral presentations.

FC111 Financial Crimes Against Seniors Seminar (Feb. 18, 2021, Virtual)

This course promotes a multiagency approach to the problem of financial exploitation of senior citizens. Topics include working with senior victims, examining documents like bank records and power of attorney, and using resources for investigation and community awareness. Detailed examination of a case study, from initial complaint to prosecution, reinforces and illustrates the course content. With a dual focus on financial abuse by trusted persons and common scams aimed at seniors, the course introduces senior-specific investigative skills while facilitating networking and cooperation that can extend out of the classroom and into real cases.

FC099 Basic Level Spreadsheeting Skills (Feb. 17, 2021, Virtual)

This one-day course provides foundational spreadsheeting knowledge and skills to enhance workplace productivity. The course covers basic navigation of Microsoft Excel by combining live demonstrations and hands-on exercises, including the following:

  • Working with multiple worksheets within a workbook 
  • Hiding, unhiding, and protecting worksheets 
  • Adjusting rows and columns 
  • Using copy and paste options 
  • Finding, selecting, and sorting data

FC102 Financial Investigations Triage (Mar. 23, 2021)

This course provides an overview of the actions investigators can take at the outset of a financial crime investigation. Students learn to ask critical questions, gather documentation, and analyze information for leads. Topics include obtaining and working with financial records, red flags in financial cases, money laundering, investigative strategies for different types of financial crimes, and commingled funds.

CI240 Intermediate Cyber Investigations: Virtual Currency (Mar. 18, 2021, Virtual)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to investigate crimes involving virtual currency. Instructors explain foundational concepts like the characteristics of money, virtual currency, and cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology, proof work, and proof of stake are covered, and students learn how industry-leading cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero) work and how they differ from each other. Finally, students learn investigative techniques for tracking and documenting transactions and best practices for seizing and securing cryptocurrency.

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