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Fundamentals Of Conducting An Internal Forensic Investigation

Seminar: ID# 1005028
Fundamentals Of Conducting An Internal Forensic Investigation
About This Course:
In this three-day seminar, participants will learn how to conduct investigations using a systematic, logical, and comprehensive approach. The methodology followed can be applied to a wide variety of investigation types and organizations: internal and external, public/government or private sectors, large or small organizations.

This course uses examples of actual case events to illustrate the concepts. Then through case studies and exercises, participants will practice the skills acquired and develop plans to conduct investigations, including the preparation of interrogation questions, the identification of relevant documents, proper documentation techniques, and reporting.

Participants will leave this seminar with a solid understanding of what is required when there is a violation related to: company/professional code, corruption, fraud, customer/competitor interaction, employment law, environmental health and safety, misuse of assets/information, personnel management and employee conduct.


Agenda
Corporate Governance
  • Developing Corporate Policy
  • Requirements for Public Companies
  • Requirements for Ethics Hotlines
  • Cooperation, self-reporting, prior compliance practices and aggravating factors
Forensic Investigations
  • What constitutes a forensic investigation
  • Understanding sources of tips and complaints
  • The role of external sources
  • Differences between Forensic Investigations and Internal Audits
Methodology
  • Conducting an Investigation using the Scientific Experimentation (Case Study) Approach
  • Categorize and Structure Allegations and/or Complaints
  • Understand Scientific Logic
  • Data Gathering Techniques, Securing Data and What to Look for
Critical Thinking and Reasoning
  • Understand the different types of reasoning
  • Formulate an Initial Hypothesis/Theory
  • Testing the Hypothesis/Theory by Gathering Evidence
  • Understand the Elements of Proof
  • Drawing Conclusions/Inferences to Support or Negate the Theory
Investigations
  • Covert and overt investigations
  • Team composition, timeline and the importance of responsiveness
  • Organizational risks and ways to minimize negative outcomes
Legal Parameters
  • Requirements on Preservation of Data
  • Practical Considerations when taking interview notes
  • Witness protection
  • Private vs. public sector
Evidence
  • Sources and types of evidence
  • Relevance and Weight
  • Direct vs. Circumstantial
  • Electronic and other forms of documentary evidence (Authenticated)
  • Document protection, custody, and retention
Credibility
  • Witness statements and expert testimony
  • Admissions
  • Hearsay
Interviews and Interrogations
  • Preparation and critical background information
  • Developing effective questions
  • Assessing veracity: Listening critically and the role of body language
Communicating Results
  • Report Preparation
  • Elements of reports
  • The confirmatory memorandum
  • Internal vs. external communications
Participants will learn what differentiates an internal audit from a forensic investigation, the key legal requirements and essential elements of critical thinking to examine hypotheses and how to gather relevant evidence, and arrive at accurate conclusions.

Learning Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
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