Course curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME TO THE COURSE

    • Registration and Orientation

    • Introduction

    • A History Lesson in Private Investigation

    • Detective Allan Pinkerton

    • A History Lesson in American Policing

    • An Overview of the Legal Systemin the United States

    • Components of the Criminal Justice System

    • How to Become a Private Investigator

    • TITLE 43. CHAPTER 38. OPERATORS OF PRIVATE DETECTIVE BUSINESSES AND PRIVATE SECURITY BUSINESSES

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

    • What is the difference between a Private Investigator and Law Enforcement?

  • 2

    Introduction to the Private Investigator Profession

  • 3

    Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Private Investigators

    • Ethics- or Moral Philosophy

    • Ethics Explained: Who, What, Where, When, Why .. and HOW

    • Domestic Cases: Unnecessary Human Drama

    • Domestic Surveillance Ethics

    • Case Study 1: Domestic Surveillance - Questions

    • Subcontracting and Subcontractors

    • Retainers

    • Why You Should Start Charging Retainers for Every Job,

  • 4

    Foundations of Investigation

    • Types of Investigation

    • Assignments Performed by a Professional Investigator

    • Sources of Information

    • Sources of Information quiz

    • Missing Persons

    • Undercover Operations in Business Settings

    • Asset Protection—Loss Prevention—Access Control

    • Missing Person quiz

  • 5

    Interviews, 4 Interrogation, and Taking Statements

    • Interviews, Interrogation, and Taking Statements

  • 6

    Legal Investigations

    • Legal Investigations -The Legal Investigator

    • Legal Investigations The Bill of Rights

    • Legal Investigations-Habeas Corpus

    • Legal Investigations-Criminal and Civil Procedure

    • Legal Investigations-Sources of Law

    • Legal Investigations-Civil Procedures

    • Legal Investigations-Criminal Procedure

    • Legal Investigations-The Authority to Arrest/Trial/Courts

  • 7

    Laws, Rules and Methods of Lawful Search & Seizure

    • Laws, Rules and Methods of Lawful Search & Seizure

    • The Authority to Arrest-Georgia

    • Georgia Arrest Law (2021)

  • 8

    Georgia Private Detective Security Agencies Act

    • Georgia Private Detective and Security Agencies Act.

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

  • 9

    Computer Crime

    • Computer Crime

  • 10

    Criminal Investigation

    • Private Investigator’s Function in Crime Scenes

    • The Crime Scene Investigation Process

    • Photographing Fingerprints

    • The Finished Diagram

    • Handwriting Analysis

  • 11

    Locates and Skip Tracing

    • Introduction To Skip Tracing

  • 12

    Surveillance

    • Surveillance Trick POV

    • Surveillance Methods

    • Surveillance video & drone use

    • Surveillance Strategies for Success - Surveillance Strategies for Success

    • Surveillance Strategies for Success - Surveillance Technology

    • Patience

    • Resourcefulness

    • Memory

    • Surveillance Strategies for Success - Notes and Report Writing

    • Blend

    • Notes and Report Writing

  • 13

    Testifying in Court

    • Courtroom Testimony

  • 14

    Comprehensive Review

    • Review Chapters 1-6

  • 15

    Exam

    • Examination