Course curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME TO THE COURSE

    • Registration and Orientation

    • Introduction to the Private Investigator Profession

    • The Skills of a Private Investigator and the Types of Investigations We Perform

    • Georgia Private Detective Security Agencies Act (Printable and Downloadable)

    • Assignment - Frequently Asked Questions from the GA Board Website

    • Assignment: Board Rules

  • 2

    Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Private Investigators

    • Domestic Cases: Unnecessary Human Drama

    • Case Study 1: Domestic Surveillance - Intro

    • Case Study 1: Domestic Surveillance - Questions

    • Case Study 1: Domestic Surveillance - Answers

    • Assignment: Read Article - "Every Week, I Talk a Client Out of Hiring Me," by Keith Owens

    • Assignment: Read Article - "Ethics and the Law for Private Investigators: An Overview," by Philip Segal

    • Case Study 2: Video Surveillance & Privacy - Intro

    • Case Study 2: Video Surveillance & Privacy - Questions

    • Case Study 2: Video Surveillance & Privacy - Answers (Transcript)

    • Subcontracting and Subcontractors

    • Assignment: Read Article - "Why You Should Start Charging Retainers for Every Job,

    • Case Study 3: - Process Service - Intro

    • Case Study 3: Process Service - Question

    • Case Study 3: Process Service - A Process Server's Elegant Solution

    • Assignment: Read Article - "How Can You Defend Criminals?"

    • Assignment: Listen - "'How Can You Defend Criminals?' An Interview with a Defense Attorney"