Course Description

Fraudulent financial reporting has received significant press in recent years with the well publicized failures or frauds at Enron, MCI, and Adelphia. This class addresses key criminal investigative and evidence building techniques used by law enforcement officers. Criminal Investigative Techniques will teach students investigative techniques employed by law enforcement officers to build evidence in a fraud case.

Course topics will include:

  • Evidence collection
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Public records and data analysis
  • Discovery

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

  • Explain the goals of interviewing a fact witness versus a suspect.
  • Describe the five common interviewing issues.
  • Outline 3 criminal investigative techniques.
  • Outline 3 evidence building techniques.
  • Provide guidance to conduct an interview.
  • Assess the meanings of conflicting signals.



Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Information for Accountants

This course equals 10.5 CPEs for accountants.

Course Registration

This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart." Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account prior to registration.

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