Right and Wrong and Everything In Between: Advanced Ethical Issues - 2 Credit Hours

Ethics can be simple and confusing and often both at the same time. In this two credit course we will look at ethics for legal investigators by combining the ethics of P.I.s with the ethics of attorneys, resulting in an ethical code that can be fit into four simple categories: The Four Pillars of Ethics for Legal Investigators.

The second half of this course will look at new ethical issues being raised by changes in law, culture, privacy, and technology. We will cover topics such as recording conversations, the ethics of social media, GPS trackers, and pretexting. Not all of these issues have clearly defined answers and in part two we will ask as many questions as we answer.


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

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • 1. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between -- Introduction

    • 2. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - What The Heck Are Ethics, Anyway?

    • 3. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Sample PI Association Ethical Rules Part 1

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    • 4. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Sample PI Association Ethical Rules Part 2

    • 5. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Sample PI Licensing Board Ethics Rules

    • 6. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Review of Sample Rules

    • 7. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Common Attorney Ethical Rules

    • 8. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Sample Attorney Ethical Rules

    • 9. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Combining Attorney and Investigator Ethics

    • 10. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - The Four Pillars

    • 11. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Conflict of Interest

    • 12. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Conflict of Interest Examples

    • 13. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Confidentiality

    • 14. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Confidentiality Examples

    • 15. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Act Lawfully

    • 16. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Act Lawfully Examples

    • 17. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Perform Services Within Your Competence

    • 18. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Competence Examples

    • 19. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Review of Part 1

    • 20. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Questions and Grey Areas

    • 21. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – Kind Of Legal

    • 22. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – GPS Ethics–A Scenario

    • 23. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – GPS Ethics and The Law

    • 24. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – GPS Ethics and The Law, Part 2

    • 25. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – GPS Ethics and The Law, Conclusion

    • 26. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – Recording Conversations

    • 27. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – Recording Conversations, Part 2

    • 28. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – Recording Conversations, Conclusion

    • 29. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – The Garbage Search

    • 30. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – Changing Concepts of Privacy

    • 31. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – Social Media Ethical Issues, Part 1

    • 32. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – Social Media Ethical Issues, Part 2

    • 33. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – Social Media Ethics, Conclusion

    • 34. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between – Pretexting Ethical Issues

    • 35. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between -Pretexting Ethical Issue Part 2

    • 36. Right and Wrong and Everything in Between - Pretexting Conclusion

    • Right and Wrong and Everything in Between 37-Ethics Summary

    • QUIZ - Right and Wrong and Everything In Between