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FSCT 9020 - Advanced Methods of Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

With the integration of important forensic methods introduced in the second course (FSCT 9010), this course exposes students to more advanced fraud and financial crime investigation processes. This includes more in-depth investigative and reporting methods, including evidence collection and organization. Students advance further the case study information obtained from previous courses to further their investigative skills. Students also incorporate the forensic interview process and several specialized interviewing techniques, including preparing questionnaires, conducting interviews and interpreting results. Students then learn the importance of working with other investigators as part of a team and how to access specialized resources, including legal counsel, forensic accountants and computer forensics practitioners. Students utilize advanced critical thinking and reasoning skills as they apply their knowledge to the financial crime and investigative environment.


FSCT 9010 and Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Investigation of Fraud and Financial Crime.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Design and conduct fraud and financial investigation interviews.
  • Incorporate additional available investigative resources.
  • Work effectively in diverse investigative teams.
  • Adopt critical thinking and reasoning during the investigation process.
  • Develop an evidence collection strategy appropriate to the fraud investigation for given scenarios.
  • Execute a forensically-sound evidence collection strategy.
  • Evaluate investigation status to develop a follow up plan.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2018

Related Programs

FSCT 9020 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation of Fraud and Financial Crime
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Graduate Certificate


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