Basics of Skip Tracing, Backgrounds & Assets Investigations

The basic concepts of finding people and finding out about them for private investigators.
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  • Lectures 11
  • Contents Video: 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

This course is designed for the person interested in becoming an investigator, and the new to intermediate experienced investigators. All general investigations use these basic concepts - making this an excellent beginner course. In the course will be taught how to the student will also be able to improve and increase their results of successfully closed cases. The goal is to introduce strong fundamentals to understand and apply the basic investigative concepts for skip tracing, background and asset & liabilities investigations.

  • Learn from one of the nation's leading experts on "Finding People, Finding Out About Them" with over 25 years of experience.
  • More than two hours of how-to and real examples - like your own one-on-one personal mentorship!
  • Better find and use the resources available to investigators and manage their cases more effectively. Results of successfully closed cases should improve and increase.
  • Private Investigators (interested, new and veteran)
  • Understand and apply the basic investigative concepts for skip tracing, background and asset & liabilities investigations.
  • Be prepared to improve and hone your skills. More than the book and more than a conference or webinar!

What are the requirements?

  • It is helpful to know the laws and regulations of investigations, licensing and records in your area.
  • There are no prerequisites or quizes. This is designed for the interested, new or veteran investigator.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn from one of the nation's leading experts on "Finding People, Finding Out About Them" with over 25 years of experience.
  • More than two hours of how-to and real examples - like your own one-on-one personal mentorship!
  • Better find and use the resources available to investigators and manage their cases more effectively. Results of successfully closed cases should improve and increase.
  • Private Investigators (interested, new and veteran)
  • Understand and apply the basic investigative concepts for skip tracing, background and asset & liabilities investigations.
  • Be prepared to improve and hone your skills. More than the book and more than a conference or webinar!

What is the target audience?

  • All new investigators, as well as experienced looking for a refresher. This is not for the expert level investigator.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Professional Investigations Series - Basic Investigative Tools
01:53

What will be covered today…

Common methodologies for successful locate investigations:

  • Nuts and Bolts of Success
  • Getting Started
  • Developing Leads
  • Using Personal Identifiers
  • Common Informational Leads
  • Thinking Outside the Box
21:03

Common methodologies for successful locate investigations:

Nuts and Bolts of Success

  • The Roadmap to Information
  • Success is Dependent Upon…
  • Legal and Other Pitfalls
19:33

This is Part II from Lecture 2

Common methodologies for successful locate investigations:

Nuts and Bolts of Success

  • Legal and Other Pitfalls
11:11

Common methodologies for successful locate investigations:

Getting Started

  • Getting Started
  • Sources of Information
16:23

Common methodologies for successful locate investigations:

Getting Started

  • Sources of Information
10:25

Common methodologies for successful locate investigations:

Developing Leads

  • The Paper Trail
  • Investigative Methods
  • Your Subject is Smarter
Developing Leads (Part II)
12:39
15:44

Common methodologies for successful locate investigations:

Using Personal Identifiers

  • Name Only
  • Birthdates
  • Social Security Numbers
20:00

Common methodologies for successful locate investigations:

Common Informational Leads

  • Last Known Address
  • Last Known Address History
  • ZIP+4
  • Telephone Numbers
05:01

Common methodologies for successful locate investigations:

Thinking Outside the Box

  • Residents and Neighbors
  • Examples of Public Records
  • Credit Bureaus
  • Skip Trace Departments
02:10

The keys to your success…

  • Persistence – start and finish to succeed
  • Attention to Detail – anything is a lead
  • Imagination – be creative and think like them
  • Determination – don't give up

…is YOU!

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Instructor Biography

Associates In Forensic Investigations Beers, Legal Investigators and Expert Consultants

Dean A. Beers, CLI, CCDI began his investigative career in 1987. He is a Certified Legal Investigator and Certified Criminal Defense Investigator, and expert consultant / witness in criminal defense homicide and civil equivocal death investigations. He is certified in Medicolegal Death Investigations and is a POST certified instructor, and experienced forensic autopsy assistant.

He has lectured extensively and authored multiple articles, peer-reviewed white papers, and provided expert testimony on Protocols of Private Investigation, and Forensic Investigations of Injury Pattern Analysis (including Blood Pattern Analysis) and Death Investigations (including Protocols and Standards), as well as consulted as a subject matter expert in Equivocal Death Analysis, Injury Causation, Time of Death, Crime Scene Analysis, Investigative Protocol, Evidence Protocol, and Forensic Photography.

Karen S. Beers, BSW, CCDI, began her investigative career in 1996, also earning her Bachelor's in Social Work from Colorado State University (Magna Cum Laude).She is also a Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI) and certified in Medicolegal Death Investigations. In addition to being a subject matter expert in death investigations, her background, education and experience with victim advocacy and counseling are valuable assets in working with families and victims of traumatic events.

As a death investigator Karen was involved in the investigations of all manners of deaths and incidents, training under three Forensic Pathologists. From 2004-2006 she investigated and assisted with numerous death cases and scenes, and assisted with forensic autopsies.

As Team Beers, they provide Expert Consultations and Legal Investigations of Death and Injury Causation in Civil, Criminal and Probate litigation – Together We're Better!

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