Analytic Investigations (Intermediate Level)
What you'll learn
- How to to develop an investigative plan of action to continually move your investigative inquiry forward.
- How to construct an Entity of Interest Worksheet to understand who is involved, their relationship to the inquiry, and the document(s) to prove it.
- How to prepare an Association Matrix to graphically represent the Entities of Interest in the inquiry in a simple and easy to understand manner.
- How to determine Investigative Next Steps based on an assessment of the data gathered during the investigative inquiry.
- Having a basic understanding of the investigative process is helpful; and knowing the difference between fact and opinion or assumptions, is essential! Having these skills will help keep your case moving toward a successful resolution!
If you conduct professional investigative inquiries, you need this course! One of the most common challenges you will face as an investigator is how to organize the information you collect in an easily understood manner. You may find yourself at odds with one of two basic strategies: collect everything and sort it out later (risk of overwhelm); or sift, filter, and edit the information as it is collected (risk dismissing valuable data). In this course I will show you how to control the flow of investigative data by:
· Developing an Investigative Plan from information you mine from your case files
· Constructing an Entity of Interest Worksheet from an analysis of your case files
· Preparing an Association Matrix to ensure every entity of interest related to the case is accounted for
· Determine Investigative Next Steps based on your unbiased analysis of the Association Matrix (and other tools)
This course is designed for investigative professionals across job fields including: Attorneys, Private Investigators, Insurance Investigators, Military and Civilian Police Investigators, Fraud Investigators, Journalists, Consulting Detectives, and more! In this course you will learn how to manage your investigative inquiry, uncover hidden leads, and position your case for a successful resolution.
This is an Intermediate level course (part 2 in the Analytical Investigations Training (AIT) series) developed for practicing analysts and investigators.
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for professionals across the spectrum of investigations including, but not limited to: Attorneys, Private Investigators, Insurance Investigators, Military and Civilian Police Investigators, Fraud Investigators, Journalists, Consulting Investigators, and more!
Hello, I'm Dr. Eugene Matthews. Before I became a Criminal Justice Professor, I was first a Criminal Justice Professional. I'm a retired Special Agent from the US Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID), and I absolutely enjoy sharing the techniques and tools that helped me be successful throughout my careers as both a criminal justice professional and a criminal justice professor.
Success While you Learn.
I've designed my courses to walk alongside you while you learn, enabling you to apply what you learn even before you complete the course!
So, if you are ready to move forward on your success journey, I'm ready to partner with you, and I look forward to seeing you in the course room.