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Internal Investigations in Canada: Gathering and Protecting Evidence


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  IIC - Gathering and Protecting Evidence  CPE Credits: 4
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Understanding of basic fraud examination


 

 

Description:  


Conducting an internal investigation can be a difficult task. Internal investigations, by their very nature, tend to involve accusations of wrongdoing against employees within the organization and can be disruptive, as well as costly, distracting, and time consuming; however, internal investigations are often necessary to for the well-being of the company.


This course addresses issues unique to fraud examinations in Canada, exploring the process of gathering and protecting evidence to ensure your investigation is successful.


You will learn how to:
 

Identify potential situations that call for an internal fraud investigation

Demonstrate the elements of planning internal fraud investigations

Explain the fraud theory approach to fraud examinations

Demonstrate knowledge about applying the fraud examination methodology to internal investigations

Identify the characteristics, similarities, and differences between civil and criminal actions for fraud 

Assess legal concerns encountered when conducting internal fraud investigations

Recognize employees’ rights during internal fraud investigations

Demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate processes to assess, collect, maintain, and organize information obtained in an investigation

Recognize appropriate processes to help ensure the admissibility of tangible and digital evidence in court

Illustrate techniques for preserving the confidentiality of internal investigations

Grapple with common challenges faced when enforcing legal judgments

 

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Field of study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Last updated: January 2014

 

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Table of Contents: 

 

Lesson 1: Introduction

Lesson 2: Deciding Whether to Conduct an Investigation

Lesson 3: Planning the Investigation

Lesson 4: Fraud Examination Methodology

Lesson 5: Steps in a Fraud Examination

Lesson 6: Collecting Documentary Evidence

Lesson 7: Legal Requirements Related to Document Collection

Lesson 8: Digital Evidence

Lesson 9: Internal Sources of Documentary Evidence

Lesson 10: External Sources of Documentary Evidence

Lesson 11: Organizing Documentary Evidence

Lesson 12: Preserving the Confidentiality of the Investigation

Lesson 13: Employees' Rights and Duties During an Internal Investigation

Lesson 14: Employees' Privacy Rights During an Internal Investigation

Lesson 15: Criminal Actions for Fraud

Lesson 16: Remedies in a Criminal Fraud Case

Lesson 17: Civil Actions for Fraud

Lesson 18: Establishing Elements of Fraud Claims

Lesson 19: Federal Criminal Statutes Pertaining to Fraud

Lesson 20: Discharging Employees

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Internet access: High-speed connection recommended

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