This course covers basic information and concepts that serve as an introduction to virtual currencies and their relationship to other types of currency. It covers various types of virtual currency, including the difference between decentralized and centralized currencies, with a strong focus on Bitcoin: what it is, how it is stored, and Bitcoin-specific investigative tips and techniques.
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.
"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:
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This training will heighten awareness law enforcement suicide prevention, helping participants to understand the indicators, the issues involved, potential solutions, and important protocols to consider. It will also provide materials for ongoing in-service and roll call training within the agency. This training is designed for law enforcement trainers who wish to teach a block of instruction on suicide prevention and intervention techniques within a law enforcement setting.
This training will heighten awareness of suicide prevention within the law enforcement profession, helping participants to understand the indicators, the issues involved, potential solutions, and important protocols to consider. It will also provide materials for ongoing in-service and roll call training within the agency. This training is designed for law enforcement trainers who wish to teach a block of instruction on suicide prevention and intervention techniques within a law enforcement setting.
This course introduces learners to the concept of digital footprints and best practices in protecting personally identifiable information. Topics include:
- Limiting an individual's digital footprint;
- Protecting privacy on social media;
- The consequences of oversharing personal information; and
- Steps to take after becoming a target of doxxing.
In contrast to the other courses in this series, which deal primarily with the acquisition of digital evidence, "Cyber Investigation 156 - Post Seizure Evidentiary Concerns" (LC6WB) addresses legal issues that appear relatively late in the investigative and judicial process. Topics include:
This course is for the detective who is assigned to a pharmaceutical crime unit or investigation. This course will address the crimes associated with pharmaceutical drug diversion, criminal methods, investigative techniques, evidence collection, and the importance of involving a prosecutor at the onset to prepare the case for successful prosecution.
This course is for the street patrol officers/new detectives who need to understand the scope of the problem, the types of crimes that may be encountered, how to respond to the scene, awareness of associated evidence, interview techniques, and documentation to further an investigation for a successful prosecution.