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2011 COURSE CURRICULUM

     INVESTIGATIONS
 
  • General Studies - "HOW TO" COURSES, GENERAL INVESTIGATIVE METHODS, GENERAL INFORMATION ON SEARCHING TECHNIQUES (PEOPLE, RECORDS, PLACES, RESOURCES)

  • Laws, Legal Issues, Rules and Regulations - [SEC 1:STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS THAT GOVERN PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS; SCHOLARLY LEGAL ANALYSIS OF THE TEXAS OCCUPATIONS CODE, AGENCY REGULATIONS AND RULE] [SEC 2:CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND CIVIL LIABILITY FOR ACTS COMMITTED BY P.I.s] [SEC 3:COURSES REQUIRED FOR LICENSING]

  • Asset Searches - IDENTIFYING BANK ACCOUNTS, HIDDEN ASSETS, REAL & PERSONAL PROPERTY, MORTGAGES, STOCKS AND INVESTMENTS, CURRENT AND FORMER EMPLOYMENT, CALCULATING VALUATIONS

  • Accident & Personal injury - VEHICULAR, MARINE, AVIATION AND TRAIN CRASH INVESTIGATIONS, SCENE ANALYSIS, RECONSTRUCTION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PERSONAL INJURY, PRODUCT LIABILITY, THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY

  • Business and Insurance Defense - INVESTIGATING SLIP & FALL CLAIMS; HELPING BUSINESSES AVOID LIABILITY; MANAGING STOCK AND INVENTORY; WORKING WITH INSURANCE ADJUSTERS
  • Criminal Defense - REVIEW OF RECORDS FROM THE POLICE AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY, WORKING WITH THE POLICE AND D.A., CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS, TAKING STATEMENTS, FINDING FACTS AND GATHERING EVIDENCE, CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS, CRIME SCENE ANALYSIS, PHOTOGRAPHY, BLOOD SPLATTER, AUTOPSY REPORTS, DEATH SCENE RECONSTRUCTION, ANALYZING THE EVIDENCE, FORENSIC QUESTIONS

  • Divorce and Family Issues - INVESTIGATING DOMESTIC ISSUES, DOCUMENTING ABUSE, AVOIDING VIOLENT CONFRONTATIONS, CONDUCTING SAFE SURVEILLANCE, GATHERING EVIDENCE, PROVING YOUR CLIENT'S CASE

  • Fraud - ANY KIND OF DECEIT INTENDED TO REAP A BENEFIT FROM AN UNSUSPECTING VICTIM
  • Interviews / Statements - THEY'RE NOT THE SAME. LEARN HOW TO...., WHAT TO ASK...., WHEN NOT TO SPEAK, WHAT TO LOOK FOR, BODY LANGUAGE, VOICES, EYE MOVEMENTS
  • Medical Issues - HOSPITALS, NURSING HOMES, PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTIONS; PRACTITIONERS; MEDICAL RECORDS; MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
  • Records and Documents - FEDERAL AND STATE OPEN RECORDS, PRIVACY LAWS, DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS: WHERE TO GET THEM

  • Specialized Investigations - INVESTIGATING UNDERWATER SHIPWRECKS FOR INSURANCE FRAUD, SPORTS INJURIES, ARCHITECTURAL FLAWS IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, EXPERT WITNESSES....

 BUSINESS COURSES

 

  • Business Operations - HOW TO: WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN, PLAN AND ORGANIZE AN OFFICE, DETERMINE YOUR SPECIALTY; WHAT OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED, COMPUTER CAPABILITIES AND TELECOMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS, VEHICLE(S), BUSINESS FORMS, SETTING UP A "LIBRARY AND RESOURCE CENTER"

  • Marketing and Public Relations - THEY'RE NOT THE SAME. LEARN TECHNIQUES, METHODOLOGIES; GETTING YOUR NAME "OUT THERE"; HOW TO IDENTIFY AND WORK YOUR TARGET MARKET; SAVING MONEY WHILE GAINING RESULTS; EXPANDING YOUR CLIENT LIST 

  • Accounting / Bookkeeping - PREPARING AN ACCOUNTING SYSTEM, BOOKKEEPING, PROFIT & LOSS, DETERMINING COSTS, SETTING FEES, FEDERAL INCOME TAX, EMPLOYEE WITHHOLDING, STATE SALES TAX, FRANCHISE TAXES FOR CORPORATIONS, WORKERS' COMP INSURANCE

  • ReWriting - COMPILING AND ORGANIZING INFORMATION, PREPARING REPORTS, USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, GRAPHS AND TABLES, APPEARANCE AND PRESENTATION, REPORTS AS DISCOVERABLE WORK PRODUCT

 COMPUTERS and HI-TECH

 
  • Computerized Information Retrieval - TELECOMM INFORMATION RESOURCES VIA INTERNET, LAN, AND BBS SYSTEMS; INTERNET SEARCH SYSTEMS AND TECHNIQUES (BOOLEAN vs CONCEPT vs SIMPLE SEARCHES)
     
  • Computer Security - PROTECTING DATA ON COMPUTERS (YOURS AND YOUR CLIENTS'), FIREWALLS, LANGUAGE ENCRYPTION SYSTEMS, VIRUSES, PARASITES, HACKERS AND PIRATES

  • Hi-tech Investigative Tools - HIDDEN CAMERAS, DIGITIZED RECORDING DEVICES, LONG-DISTANCE EAVESDROPPING, NIGHT-SCOPES, HI-TECH TRACKING SYSTEMS

  • Using Computers - FROM BASIC WORD PROCESSING TO DATABASE PROCESSES USED TO MAINTAIN INFORMATION; CAPTURING AND TRANSMITTING DIGITAL PHOTO AND VIDEO ../../images OR AUDIO FILES; EMAIL; LONG DISTANCE DATA ACQUISITION; RETRIEVING LOST AND DELETED DATA

 ETHICS (ALL COURSES, LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

 
  • THE STUDY OF THOSE RULES AND MORAL CODES THAT GOVERN THE CONDUCT OF MEMBERS OF THE PROFESSION, ETHICS IS A SET OF PRINCIPLES OF WHAT IS RIGHT, AND WHAT CONSTITUTES THE RIGHT CHOICES TO MAKE


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