Private Investigation and Detective courses have become a very hot trend among the youth in the recent times. An analytical skill with logical thinking and sharp mind can bring an elevation in your financial conditions because of the progressively increasing cases of crime as fraudulent activities, missing persons, skip tracing, spouse infidelity, identity theft and lots more. Therefore, this course provides the aspirant a promising and happening career, irrespective of the fields as Science, Arts or Commerce. All required is an urge and commitment to work effortlessly, logically and without any time-limits.
In this course, we train and make them professionally prepare for the risks that they may confront working as a Private Investigator. This field has numerable challenges in its store, at every point and therefore, the primary matter of concern while making the students understand the basics of this course is to prepare them physically and mentally to meet all the possible challenges they may have to undergo while working as an expert Private Investigator. This job needs commitment for long hours, as in order to collect relevant evidences an Investigator may have to keep tracking the clues and related facts even at odd-hours. Thus, the students are trained in such a manner that they get prepared to face any dare while working as a professional Private Investigator.
Corporate Private Investigation
This module deals with corporate private investigations like employee theft, undercover operations, surveillance and photography, including foot surveillance
This module deals with investigation related to property disputes that is asset investigation, business intelligence investigations, industrial espionage investigation and counter measures, electronic surveillance and computer crime investigations.
Module-1 Private investigation
Private investigation, as a career option is very good opportunity for students who have great analysis power and sharp mind and it doesn’t requisite educational qualification in the same field. Graduation in any discipline science, art, commerce, law and other is enough to get enroll in this course and profession.
Course will introduces you to an introduction of private investigation, definition, private investigation as a career, the code of ethics, attributes of a successful investigator, federal sources of information and private organizations and agencies
Module-2 Duties of private investigator
Surveillance, to trace the missing person or pets, fraud investigation, to investigate copying software illegally, insurance fraud investigation, accidental claims investigation, back ground checking etc. are the parts of work as a private investigator. Students would work alone as a self-employed.
This module will introduce you to the duties of investigator, principles of investigative methodology, the basic identifiers, locating sources of information, public records and semi restricted records, public records semi-restricted records and case studies.
Module-3 Interviewing and interrogation
As an investigator, your investigation work could range from personal issues such as company issues, divorce, pre matrimonial verification, post- matrimonial verification etc. You would be introduce with the fundamentals of interviewing, First contact with your interviewee, Your interview objectives, The interviewee’s attitude, The different types of interview, The art of questioning, Suggestions and tips, Dealing with deceptive responses, Client interviews, Third party interviews, Witness interviews, Expert interviews and Interrogation in this module.
Module-4 Note taking and report writing
Report writing, note taking and photography are the basic tools and techniques to investigating private investigation cases. Module would be familiarizing you to note taking guidelines and suggestions, written statements, report writing and guidelines for good report writing.
Module-5 Using pretexts
Generally, pretexting is using pretentious lettering to obtain informations from somebody, often playing on people’s normal desire to conversation. It might pretend to be somebody else, tell a white lie, or create some other dishonesty to obtain any information. Module will introduce you to the guidelines for investigation like pretexting introduction, illegal pretexts, and the guidelines for using pretexts
Module-6 Insurance and arson investigations
Arson investigation cases are lead to define the cause of a fire to guarantee the responsible party is detained accountable. In this module you will introduce with the insurance investigations, fraudulent disability investigations, motor vehicle accident investigations, premise accidents investigations, railroad crossing investigations, suicide investigations, accident reconstruction experts and basics, fires and explosions and forensic photography.
Module-7 Civil investigations
Civil investigators are private investigators that specialize in private issues. Module will encompasses the definition of civil law, defenses against tort actions, introduction to civil investigations, liquor liability investigations, professional malpractice investigations and product liability investigations.
Module-8 Criminal investigations
The final aim of a private investigator is always to get information, criminal investigation is a responsibility that collects evidence for a case. When a crime has been dedicated, criminal investigators may appearance into the circumstantial of the accused and try to uncover criminal who committed the crime. It will introduce you to the general principles of criminal investigation, the burden of proof, criminal defense investigations, fundamental principles of evidence, presumptions and the burden of proof, evidence preservation and forensics and undercover investigations.
Module-9 Background investigations
It looks further into a relationships, person's professional and personal history. it will comprises the assets background checks, business partners background checks, pre - employment background checks, mate checks, self-defense background checks and witnesses and jury background checks.
Module-10 Finding Missing Persons
At private investigation agencies frequently focus on runaway children, finding kidnapped, missing, background check etc. They can also locate missing adult or old person. Missing person’s private investigators are hired by ones when mysteries need solved. All topics are includes in this module such as the types of missing persons, the preliminary interview with your client, finding young missing persons, finding indigent and homeless missing persons and finding other types of missing persons and case studies.
Module-11 Commercial Theft Investigations
commercial theft investigation would be introduce you to the fundamental principles and investigation of retail theft, the general principles of retail theft investigations, classification of shoplifters, recognizing a shoplifter, the methods of shoplifting and the types of employee theft.
Module-12 Domestic investigations and court testimony
The domestic investigation of this module will be mentioning the techniques and principle of the domestic investigation, child custody investigations, fidelity investigations and the court testimony.
Term surveillance, is basically the monitoring of the activities of any person, or other altering information, usually of people for the purpose of manipulating, dealing, directing, or caring them. it will define you the introduction of the surveillance, principles, surveillance by foot, fixed surveillance, common carrier surveillance, vehicle surveillance, single vehicle surveillance, moving surveillance, tips for better surveillance, surveillance at night, two vehicle surveillance and video surveillance.
Module-14 Computer crime investigation
In a private investigation aspects, the computer crime will introduce you to the investigative process, areas of computer abuse, telecommunication crimes, investigation of computer fraud, the internet and the world wide web, basic elements of the investigative process, role of the criminal investigator, reasons for investigating crime, limitations on solving cases, investigative theory and methods, development of a set of suspects, methods of investigation, rules of evidence, rules of exclusion, physical evidence, role of the police and government agencies.
Module-15 Setting up business and marketing
Business and marketing are everything that a business does to promote itself. module includes types of business, investigation equipments, business plan, credit applications, alternate financial resources, estimating start-up costs, business operations and accounting, business bank account, hourly rate and investigative fees, insurance requirements and bonding, naming your company, strategic marketing planning, advertising and promotion, personal selling, tips for print media and your potential market.
The evaluation process varies depending upon the course you enroll for, likewise: if you are enrolled for Certification, you will be allotted an assignment during the mid-session of the course, which you are deemed to complete within the month. Similar process is followed in Diploma. But in PG Diploma, after the completion of the assignment during the mid-sessions; a Project-work is assigned during the last quarter, which you have to complete in a month’s time.
The mode of examination will be online for the students enrolled either in online courses or in distance course. After the completion of the respective course duration, a username and password would be generated for all the enlisted students. The username and the password would be mailed to every student prior to the date allotted for the examination to be held, and accordingly they would be requested by the concerned authorities to check their mails, so that they could use the specified details in order to give their exams on our online examination portal on the allocated date and time.
Note: Every student will be given a username and password a month before the conducting of the exams for the demo-exams, so that they get to know every detail concerned with the online examination pattern.
The complete correction and evaluation takes about two weeks. After the evaluation process is finally done, the mark-sheets and certificates are posted on to the postal address of every student, but only after verifying their postal addresses as mentioned on the submitted application forms. Therefore, the students are always requested to mention their correct and complete address on their application form, in order to avoid further confusion and disappointment.
This collaborative training session is designed for online and distance students. The training would acquaint the students with practicals of Private Investigation & Detective, work on real cases and the digital techniques required to be an eminent and well-experienced Detective.
Module structure: Private Investigation has become a very demanding service in the recent days. A person equipped with witty common sense and logical thinking to find out the something that seems to be hidden, is aptly fit for undergoing this course. A one month training programme has been designed to acquaint the students with basics of this subject.
Module-1: Skip Tracing and Locating Missing Persons- Skip tracing and locating missing person is one of the most crucial and very challenging task that is very commonly assigned to a Private Investigator. Skip Tracing is the technique of tracking down a person who has left minimal clues behind. It is challenging, as this may involve hours of wandering to find the correct clues that may help in locating the person who is being missed. The students will be taught as how to deal with such cases in real, by sharing their experiences and by letting they familiarize with the methodology and witty sense required to be equipped with, while facing such complicated matters.
Module-2: Background Investigation and Verification- Background Investigation and Verification, has become demanding need in the corporate sectors of today. In the current epoch, because of the day by day growing cheating tendencies and treachery, corporate sectors have started hiring Private Investigators. A proper class would help students know the nitty-gritties of this investigation technique.
Module-3: Surveillance and Surveillance Photography/Videography- The submission of evidence is also of great help in aiding in investigation process. Evidences are of great values in legal processes. Therefore, the students will taught about the surveillance tactics and the way to approach.
Module-4: Business Crime Investigations- Criminals have become smarter these days and they have started using far more sophisticated methods today than ever before. Corporate patrons need investigators who are well-equipped with the investigative techniques and respond to criminal activities in a shrewder manner. The students, in this topic, will be taught as how to detect and eradicate internal theft, embezzlement, and manipulation of accounts and payroll.
Module-5: Pre and Post-Matrimonial Investigations- Spouse Infidelity has become a very common affair and almost 50% of the partners become a victim of this activity due to the day by day growing stress in personal lives, various social networking and dating sites and due to a busy yet isolated lifestyle. Therefore, the students will be acquainted with the techniques as how to handle cases involving matrimonial investigations.
DURATION OF TRAINING
The duration scheduled for the training is one month during the summer vacations.
ADVANTAGES OF TRAINING
>> The training session specially focusses to bring together online and distance students to enhance their knowledge.
>> Training will provide you the practical knowledge and opportunities to investigate the legal and personal cases.
>> The training session of the course FSP 205 Private Investigation & Detective course familiarize you to brief knowledge of course in classroom assembly.
>> Online and distance students attend to plenary training session and case studies, and learn more about the Private Investigation & Detective and the related skills.
>> Upon completing this training session, you will be able to develop your potential in an investigative manner.
>> The training session will help you to develop your analytical and logical thinking capabilities.
FEE FOR TRAINING
The training would be payable for online and distance learning students. But they already being enrolled as students, therefore they can avail an add-on advantage of earning 15% scholarship on their respective course fee.
After the successful completion of one month training, a valedictory function is organized on the last day where students are distributed the certificate and a farewell treat is arranged for the students from the Organization.
Outline towards Private Investigation & Detective career paths
Now a days Forensic Science stands in a very broad manner with multiple sub-fields. Private Investigation & Detective is one of the major and subtly advancing sub-disciplines of Forensic Science, which offers a myriad career opportunities to the keen aspirants. After an in-depth practical sessions provided under this course, the students would be able to gain the capability to understand the crimes related to the skip tracing, missing persons, spouse infidelity, business crimes and matrimonial checks.
Educational Qualification to set a career in Private Investigation & Detective
First level course of the Private Investigation & Detective is a Certification Programme. The advantage of this course is, any students can set their career in Private Investigation no matter they belong from any discipline like Science, Commerce or Arts. Forensic Graphology courses are also available for the Science background graduate level students who are interested to start their career from master level programme in the respective investigating science. As a matter of fact, one should have the capability of applying the logical thinking for finding out information. These are the only skills required to be make career in this audaciously emerging trend.
Students and professionals both can do Certification, Diploma Course and P.G. Diploma course offered in Forensic Science.
1. What is Private Investigation & Detective?
In the course Private Investigation & Detective, the students will be guided as how to apply one’s rational thinking in checking and finding out information by implementing theories and related methodologies. Espionage is the prime task of a Private Investigator or Detective, to collect the facts and evidences linked to a specific case.
2. What is the course content of FSP 205?
The course Private Investigation & Detective (FSP 205) includes all the details regarding the importance of being a Private Investigator, the cases that the Investigator deals with, the theories applied in various investigations. Enrolling one’s name in this course would ensure a promising career to the interested students.
For more details click on- http://www.sifs.in/prospectus/FSP-205-private-investigator-detective-course.pdf
3. What is the course duration of Certificate, Diploma and PG Diploma courses?
All online and distance courses are divided into three certifications i.e. Certificate course for three months, Diploma course for six months and PG Diploma for one year.
4. What qualification is required to be eligible for the above-mentioned courses?
If you are looking for Certificate and Diploma courses, you must have completed your 10+2 or appearing in any discipline from Recognized Board/ School and for PG Diploma course graduation will be required. In the admission process, self-attested mark-sheets and certificates of the previous school/college and transfer certificate along with 2 passport size photographs will be required from the student.
5. Where can I register for distance or online education courses?
We provide online application form for all online or distance students. To download application, form click on- http://www.sifs.in/application-form.pdf
6. When will I receive my study materials, books etc.?
After the completion of your admission process and payment of fee, the students enrolled for online courses will receive a username and password to access e-library within 7-10 working days through mail on their mail id which is mentioned on the application form; whereas distance education students will receive hardcopy of related course materials on the mentioned address by courier or post within 15 working days.
7. What about exams and course credits?
In the last month of your course, we will conduct your online exam. All details regarding your exam will sent to you on the mail id provided by you and the course credits differs according to course code and divided into assignment, project and exam.
For more detail please click on- www.sifs.in/ims
8. How do I get my certificate/mark-sheet, when I have completed my exams?
You will receive your mark-sheet and certificate within a month on your mentioned address by courier or post.
9. What is the difference between online and distance education? Which is the best mode of education?
Both modes of education are good. The only difference between online and distance education is distance education students will get hardcopy material related to their course code, and so the distance learning students will pay Rs. 1000 more as compared to online education students. An extra amount is charged for distance learning students, as the postal charges are included in the course fee.
10. Where do I find out what courses are being offered distance or online?
We provide all information on the website- www.sifs.in
11. Although my degree is in an unrelated field of study, I have taken quite a few science courses. Am I eligible to apply?
Yes. You are eligible for this Private Investigation & Detective (FSP 205), if you have completed or if you are pursuing your 10+2 or graduation in any discipline from a Recognized Board/ School/ College. All you need is a keen interest to explore the limits.
12. What is the scope and career of forensic education and related courses?
Forensic Science offers a wide range of opportunity to the students aspiring to make their careers as Forensic Scientists and Investigators. With a sense of keen observation and the ability of viewing the unseen are a few traits that would promise the aspiring students to make a colorful career in the wonderful arena of Forensic.
13. Should I pay any extra fee for examination, study materials etc.?
No. Your course fee includes Study materials, Books, Notes, I-Card, Examination Fee. You are not required to pay any extra amount, but in some cases- additional taxes / fees may apply. If you are living out of India and interested in printed notes and books, then you have to pay shipping/postal charges extra. Summer training and practical sessions will be payable for online and distance students with 15% scholarship.
14. What will I get after joining distance course?
You will get User-id and password to access e-library within 7-10 working days. Study materials, notes and books related to your course and id-card will be sent on the address mentioned by you, either by courier or post within 15 working days.
15. How can I pay my course fee by credit card in USD?
Indian Students may use Universal Currency Converter from http://www.xe.com/ucc/ to pay fee in other currencies, or International students visit this link- http://www.sifs.in/onlinefee.php to check out the fee structure. You can pay your course fee from here- http://www.sifs.org.in/payment (Students enrolled for courses having course duration more than 6 months can pay their Course Fee in maximum two instalments, but Rs. 2000 will be charged extra.)
16. Why is training important?
Training is a vital part of online and distance students. It is intended to provide students with the opportunity to place theories into practicals. It is also very helpful to develop their skills that support professional life by preparing and encouraging them to apply their abilities and knowledge acquired through study in a work later on. So, even before the students complete their course they are trained to be job-ready, therefore increasing the student’s employment prospects.
17. What all cases are dealt under this course?
Espionage is the main topic of concern in order to be a Private Investigator. This is because Private Investigator deals with the matters related to matrimonial check, spouse infidelity, business crime investigations and locating of the missing persons. Thus, the knowledge of this science is of great worth to the ambitious students.
18. Can this knowledge be applied private and legal purposes?
Yes, the task of a Detective/Private Investigator is to the assist and provide the private and legal bodies the evidences and facts related to the case they have been assigned. The evidence can be a photograph or a videography that may prove its worth in favor of the case.
19. I am interested in a career in this field. Where do I start?
In order to initiate a career into this field, you should have an urge to explore and find out the facts related to the matter being handled. A certificate, diploma and PG diploma course would help you groom your knowledge theoretically as well as practically, thereby ensuring a safe, secure and happening career.
20. What are the other specialized forensic science careers can be found outside the crime laboratory?
You can work as a self-employed Private Investigator on the basis of your logical thinking and investigating techniques. But the task of a Private Investigator has no time boundaries, as for certain cases you may have to loiter for late hours, to collect the facts as evidence. Thus, though this stream is very challenging, yet it can be time taking as well.
The client had been sexually assaulted ten years earlier. Her assailant was charged and convicted for a string of offences including pedophilia. However, on his release from prison on bail, the assailant returned to live in the client's local area. His bail conditions prohibited him going to certain locations alone, including schools.
The appointed detectives conducted surveillance for the client's own protection as well as gathering evidence of the offender breaching his bail conditions. The offender was captured on video attending prohibited locations, including loitering around a primary school. He was promptly arrested by police once they viewed the video and was sent back to gaol.
Coffee manufacturer Case
A coffee manufacturer noticed significant and consistent losses of inventory at stock takes. The company had also heard rumours of cafes being offered coffee at black market prices.
A covert operation was mounted by the investigators identified a long time and trusted staff member as the thief and caught him on video loading the boot of his vehicle with coffee. Members of his family were later identified as being the unauthorized coffee sellers and, on the strength of the evidence, charges were laid and convictions secured.
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