Introduction to Defense Investigation - 3 Credit Hours

This overview of defense investigation work shall explain the basic structure of a criminal defense investigation from beginning to end. When you are done with this overview you should have an understanding of the common methods and areas of investigation available to a P.I. working to defend somebody accused of a crime. Once you are finished reading the overview there will be a quiz to determine your understanding. 

This course is approved for the following states: Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee. 

Course curriculum

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    • 1. Intro to Def. - Defining Defense Investigation

    • 2. Intro to Def. - Overview of A Criminal Case

    • 3. Intro to Def. - Starting The Case

    • 4. Intro to Def. - Sample Statute

    • 5. Intro to Def. - Comments on Statute

    • 6. Intro to Def. - Discovery Review

    • 7. Intro to Def. - Sample Indictment

    • 8. Intro to Def. - Interviewing The Defendant

    • 9. Intro to Def. - Interviewing Techniques

    • 10. Intro to Def. - Requesting Records

    • 11. Intro to Def. - Locating Witnesses

    • 12. Intro to Def. - Witness Interviews

    • 13. Intro to Def. - Writing Reports

    • 14. Intro to Def. - Sample Report

    • 15. Intro to Def. - Case Analysis

    • 16. Intro to Def. - Trial Prep

    • 17. Intro to Def. - Testifying

    • 18. Intro to Def. - Sentencing

    • 19. Intro to Def. - Sample Case

    • Conclusion

    • Introduction to Defense Investigation Quiz