CURRICULA

The L.I.A. Private Investigation Diploma Course "Curriculum" is designed with the proper balance of general and specific subjects, which provide the students with a background in both theory and practical application.

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Student Policy:

The student is permitted to study the course at his/her own pace.  Although the student has two years to complete the course, he or she should endeavor to submit one (1) test per month or every other month.  The student should strive to complete every field assignment.

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Lesson Information:

Lesson Information: The Diploma program in Private Investigations of the Lion Investigation Academy consists of four parts, each part having five lessons, resulting in a total of twenty lessons. After each part, there is a test. The student must earn a passing grade of 75% on this test. In the event the student fails the test, he/she will be allowed to take the test again, up to three times. The course requires completion of a final exam, and the student must attain a passing grade of 75%. The test questions are a combination of true/false, multiple choice and narrative.

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Special Note:

If a student should fail a test after 3 attempts, he/she will not be allowed to retake the test.  However, he/she may still graduate as long as he or she attains a 75% average grade upon completion of the course.

 

Course Description


INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE INVESTIGATION

A study of the need for investigative and security trained personnel. The primary aspects and fundamentals of civil investigations and the laws by which an investigator is required to abide by. The course material introduces the student to the entirety of the forthcoming material in preparation for a conscientious pursuit of the course.


REPORTS AND REPORT WRITING

This lesson contains information and testing on the purpose and importance of reports. You will be studying; (1) sample reports, (2) reports regarding personal background, (3) importance of reports, (4) construction of reports, (5) details of reports, (6) the distinction between police reports and private reports, (7) surveillance reports, (8) confidential reports, (9) undercover operation reports, (10) principals of reports (11) crime scene investigation reports.


BASIC FINGERPRINTING

This lesson, on the subject of fingerprinting is designed to familiarize the future private investigator with the fundamental concepts of fingerprinting. This program does not provide a complete examination of the science of fingerprinting.


PLAINTIFF AND DEFENSE INVESTIGATIONS

This course material provides the student with those skills and techniques necessary to develop evidence on behalf of a plaintiff and or his or her attorney. In addition, fraudulent insurance claims, the techniques necessary to expose such frauds and the techniques of writing investigative reports are also discussed.


APPLIED SECURITY II

This course provides a practical study of guard and security services and their employment possibilities in plants and factories and their conduct and use in civil disturbances, strikes and riots.


MISSING PERSONS

This lesson will provide the student with a basic knowledge in devising a proper course of action in regards to locating a missing person.


CIVIL INVESTIGATIONS

This course provides a comprehensive study of civil damage suits tort cases and demonstrative evidence. Industrial safety procedures including causes of accidents, organizing for safety inspections and accident inspection are also among the topics covered in this course.


SURVEILLANCE AND STAKEOUT

A study of the various surveillance and stakeout techniques. The course involves the use of motion and still cameras and the various types of accessory equipment. Emphasis is placed on the importance of writing clear and concise surveillance reports. 


UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATIONS

This course provides a practical study of pretext and undercover as methods of obtaining information or evidence. Course content includes sample pretext and the guidelines for entrapment and roping.


PRIVATE INVESTIGATION BASIC EQUIPMENT

 Description of different basic equipment you will need to obtain/utilize as a private investigator. 


HOW TO PROPERLY TESTIFY IN COURT

This lesson will provide the student with sound knowledge on how to properly testify in a court of law. 


SHOPLIFTING:

(PREVENTION AND DETECTION) This lesson will provide an outline of prevention and detection of shoplifting, undercover shopping services and internal theft.


TYPES OF PRIVATE INVESITGATIONS

This study will give an outline of the various kind of investigations you as a private investigator may encounter.


SOURCES OF INFORMATION

This lesson will provide the student with various ways to obtain information that may assist you as an investigator.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

A study of the United States criminal justice system’s fundamental areas that a private investigator needs to be familiar with. This lesson will give you the basics.  


CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

This lesson will provide the student with a basic knowledge in how to conduct a criminal investigation in the private sector.


INTERROGATION AND INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURES

A study of the laws governing interrogations. Interrogation, investigative procedures, techniques and the fundamentals of report writing: defining those terms commonly used in investigative reports.   


INVESTIGATIVE COURT PROCEDURES

A course designed to provide the investigator with the proper methods of preserving evidence, the rules of evidence, and the legal technicalities of courtroom presentations.


SECURITY OPERATIONS

This lesson will give the student a general knowledge of security operations in a large agency.


BASICS OF OPENING AND CONDUCTING A PRIVATE DETECTIVE AGENCY

This section will provide the student with basic knowledge, and requirements needed to operate a business.


 

 

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COURSE OUTLINE

PART I        

Lesson I Introduction,

Definition of Private Investigations    

Lesson II Reports and Report Writing (in-depth study)              

Lesson III Basic Fingerprinting   

Lesson IV Plaintiff & Defense Investigation           

Lesson V Applied Security               

Test: 45 Questions                 

PART II             

Lesson I Missing Persons, including Investigator’s checklist.

Lesson II Civil Investigations   

Lesson III Surveillance, Stakeout, & Shadowing (Mobile & Fixed)

Lesson IV Undercover Investigations

Lesson V Private Investigator Equipment 

Test: 45 Question     

PART III 

Lesson I How to Properly Testify in Court

Lesson II Shoplifting Detection and Prevention

Lesson III Types of Private Investigations    

Lesson IV Sources of Information

Lesson V Criminal Justice System

Test: 28 Questions 

PART IV  

Lesson I Criminal Investigations  

Lesson II Interrogations & Investigative Procedure

Lesson III Investigative Court Procedures

Lesson IV Security Operations  

Lesson V The Basics of Opening and Conducting a Private Detective

Test: 55 Questions  


Final Examination: 100 Questions 

 


Your Diploma

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