Private Investigation & the Law

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Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Private Investigation .

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About this Course


Investigators must be cognizant of the laws that protect individual rights and that restrict access to and use of different types of information. This course provides an overview of the court system, including criminal justice, civil cases and issues of jurisdiction. We’ll delve into specific aspects of the Bill of Rights that relate to the courts, including search and seizure, self-incrimination, jury trials and the right to counsel.  

What You’ll Learn

  • Intricacies of the admissibility of evidence
  • Important concepts of privacy as they relate to state and federal law
  • Handling issues of ethics
  • Considerations involving investigator/attorney relations