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
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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