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United States Academy Of Private Investigation - General Course

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United States Academy
of Private Investigation
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PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR CURRICULUM
GENERAL COURSE

The Private Investigator's General Course consists of the  above four (4) training modules accompanied with twenty (20) lesson plans, five (5) per module.

Investigative subjects listed below reflect only a basic outline of the Academy's General Course curriculum to provide you with a brief overview of our Private Investigator's Business Opportunity Home-Study Program.

MODULE I
        GENERAL INVESTIGATION

 
THE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR
                           A. Client Operations 
                  B. Business Secrets
                  C. Career Opportunities

THE COURT SYSTEM

                  A. Civil & Criminal
                        a) Municipal Court
                        b) Superior Court
                        c) Federal Court
                  B. Court Jurisdictions
 
OVERT OPERATION METHODS
                  A. Open & Direct
                  B. Entrapment
                  C. Pretext
                  D. Roping
                  E. The "Quick" Rope
 
RULES OF EVIDENCE
                  A. Identification
                  B. Handling & Marking
                  C. Storing & Safekeeping
 
LAWS OF ARREST
                  A. Lawful Procedure
                  B. Arrest Defined
                  C. Summary Arrest    
                  D. Formal Arrest
                  E. Libelous Statements
                  F. Search & Seizure
                  G. The "Female" Search
                  H. Pretext (Legal & Illegal)
 
SURVEILLANCE METHODS
                     A. The "Hot" Subject
                     B. Video Surveillance
                     C. High Speed Driving
 
STATEMENTS & CONFESSIONS
                    A. Interrogation Methods
                    B. Statements (Five Types)
                          a)  Statement Forms Provided
                     C. Witness Interviews
                     D.  Affidavits         
                     E. Confessions
 
INFORMATION SOURCES
                     A. Court Records
                     B. Motor Vehicle Dept.
                     C. SS. Number Index
                     D. Informant List (126)
 
DESCRIPTION METHODS
                     A. Automotive
                     B. Residence
                     C. Personal (35 items)
 
INVESTIGATION TYPES
                     A. Civil & Criminal
                     B. Insurance 
                     C. Surveillance
                     D. Arson
                     E. Financial
                     F. Background
                     G. Domestic & Divorce
                     H. Locates

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MODULE II
REPORT WRITING PROCEDURES

 
REPORT WRITING METHODS
                  A. Purpose
                  B. Definition
                  C. Accuracy
                  D. Technique
 
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT PACKAGING
                  A. Style
                  B. 1st. Person Reporting
                  C. Attractiveness
                  D. Formats & Terminology
 
ABBREVIATIONS & USES
                  A. a/k/a & d/b/a
                  B. Alias & f/k/a
 
INFORMANT REPORTING
                 A. Classifications
                 B. Informant Payments
                 C. Protection Systems
                 D. Identity Concealments
 
INVESTIGATOR REPORT  FEES
                  A. Rate Charges
                         a) Surveillance
                         b) Investigation
 
INVESTIGATION REPORTS
                  A. Report Headings
                  B. The Body 
                  C. Opening Remarks
                  D. Preparation

 

 
INVESTIGATOR REPORT SAMPLES
                      A. Police Records
                      B. Property Descriptions
                               a) Residence
                               b) Vehicle
                               c) Neighborhood
                      C. Surveillances
                               a) Time Captions
                               b) Motion Pictures
                      D. Investigations
                               a) Court Records
                               b) Employments
                               c) Insurance
                               d) Financial
                               e) Civil & Criminal
 
INVESTIGATOR'S CASE CHECK LIST
                      A. Subject Interviews
                      B. Insurance
                      C. Financial
                      D. Neighborhood Interviews
THE REPORT SYNOPSIS
                      A. Purpose
                      B. Structure 
                      C. Outline

SURVEILLANCE REPORTS

                      A. Report Headings
                      B. The Body
                      C. Opening Remarks

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MODULE III
UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS

 
COVERT OPERATION METHODS
                  A. Areas Of Investigation
                  B. Illegal Investigation
                  C. Dual Salary
                  D. Agent Modus Operandi
 
AGENT PREPARATION
                  A. Fictitious Names
                  B. Establishing An Agent's     
                       Background
                  C. Reporting To Contacts
 
UNDERCOVER REPORT WRITING
                  A. Use And Development
                  B. Source Cultivation
                  C. The Summary Report
                  D. Agent Safeguards
                  E. The "Five W's & One H"
 
INFORMANTS & SOURCES
                  A. Use And Development
                  B. Source Cultivation
                  C. Document Protection
                  D. Statements Of Deniability
 
COVERT TECHNIQUES
                  A. Living The Role
                  B. Disguises
                  C. Suspect Cultivation
 
COURTROOM PROCEDURES
                  A. Appearance
                  B. Conduct
                  C. Testimony
 
NARCOTIC INVESTIGATIONS
                     A. Drug Types
                     B. Entrapment
                     C. Purchases
 
AREAS OF AGENT INVESTIGATION
                      A. Thefts & Pilferage
                      B. Employee Collusion
                      C. Narcotics
                      D. Embezzlement
                      E. Sabotage
                      F. Insider Trading
                      G. Job Supervision
                      H. Industrial "Spying" 
                       I. Drinking & Gambling
 
CASE PROSECUTION
                      A. Signing Complaints
                      B. Apprehensions
                      C. Operation Jeopardy
 
BOUNTY HUNTING
                      A. Bail Jumpers
                      B. Powers Of Bail
                      C. Recovery Fees
                      D. Obtaining Cases
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