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FSCT 8470 - Investigation of Insurance Fraud 2

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

This course provides students with an in-depth look at how investigations are used to combat fraud in civil and criminal cases. Students will learn how the policy of insurance responds to those insured as well those whom the policy covers. We cover first and third party investigations as well as those involving internal or fidelity issues. A comprehensive look at selection and use of experts in the role of investigations and litigation will be explored in workshops. Exercises will be conducted to practice exercise interview, statement analysis and negotiation skills. A review of the Charter of Rights and litigation cases including the "Quida" case will be reviewed.


60% in FSCT 8450



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify advanced fraud indicators for various types of losses.
  • Describe resources used in combating insurance fraud.
  • Provide a detailed overview of the investigative process including the use of surveillance and other methods of data collection.
  • Explain principles of building backgrounds, including link analysis and loss histories.
  • Describe the handling of evidence in investigation and litigation, particularly as affected by the Charter of Rights.
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal techniques for statement taking as well as the analysis of evidence secured.
  • Identify necessary skill sets for settlement, negotiation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
  • Identify strategies for effective fire investigations.
  • Explain the principles an investigative strategy.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2009

Related Programs

FSCT 8470 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate


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