By the end of this course you will know:
•What Bias is and how to minimize its influence when collecting information for your investigative inquiry
•What the Source Reliability flow is and how to conduct a Source Reliability Assessment to improve the pool of information sources
•What the Information Credibility flow is and how to conduct an Information Credibility Assessment to reduce bias
•How Source Reliability and Information Credibility merge to create valid and unbiased assessments and provide actionable information
This course is designed for professionals new or newly assigned to investigative inquiries, and related responsibilities including:
Private Investigators, Insurance Claims and Fraud Investigators, Law Enforcement Investigators, Journalists, Attorneys or anyone in the public safety / public security and Business sectors.
Successful investigative professionals recognize the value of reliable sources and understand the need for credible information.
This basic course will introduce you to a simple method to help you make better assessments of the reliability of your sources of information, as well as the credibility of the information itself to make your best decision.
This a basic level course and is not designed or intended for the experienced, seasoned expert. It is the first of three courses in Analytic Investigations Training series, so if you already have extensive experience as an intelligence expert, or have completed advanced training in this field, I recommend you check out the more advanced courses on this topic.
In order to help new or newer analysts continue to hone and improve your skills, I have included a bonus section at the end of this course.