This course provides students with a framework for the practice of investigation in both the private and public setting. Various techniques and protocols for infractions, ethics violations and background investigations are explored. Students link these methods to collection of physical evidence, proper documentation, preservation of data and interview techniques. This course is relevant for criminal justice and many other fields of study where techniques and theories behind investigation are needed.
Please note: This course will give students a broad overview of investigations, from patient or student complaints to employee misdeeds. Many in the business, academic, healthcare, accounting and auditing disciplines are called on to conduct an inquiry. The course provides a greater understanding of the approaches and process of conducting an inquiry.