PI Standards and Ethics
A guide to understanding of several specific key practices for our profession, and accepted and reasonable standards and practices, and associated ethics, of our profession.
This course is designed for the new and veteran private investigators, including knowing the laws and regulations of investigations, licensing and records in your area. You will be able to develop your own agency practices and ethics to your polices & procedures. You will be more proactive in protecting your agency, your work product, and your client.
Basic Professional Investigator Ground Rules
These include the key elements to operating at a higher level of standards, ethics, and accountability. This includes thos practices which have no affirmative defense to violations, and defense to other common encounters. The difference between a private investigator and those in law enforcement.
Standards of Practice
• Common standards of practice in our profession
• The key points and elements to your standards of practice – contract, reports, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, recordkeeping, and advertising
Ethics for Professional Investigators
• Rules of Professional Conduct
• Client relationships
• Other important considerations
You can reach us directly – associates@InvestigativeCourses.com with any questions. If you require passing a test for any continuing education, please contact us directly. There is a nominal fee for the exam and passing certificate.
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Dean A. Beers, CLI, CCDI began his investigative career in 1987. He is a Certified Legal Investigator and Certified Criminal Defense Investigator, and expert consultant / witness in criminal defense homicide and civil equivocal death investigations. He is certified in Medicolegal Death Investigations and is a POST certified instructor, and experienced forensic autopsy assistant.
He has lectured extensively and authored multiple articles, peer-reviewed white papers, and provided expert testimony on Protocols of Private Investigation, and Forensic Investigations of Injury Pattern Analysis (including Blood Pattern Analysis) and Death Investigations (including Protocols and Standards), as well as consulted as a subject matter expert in Equivocal Death Analysis, Injury Causation, Time of Death, Crime Scene Analysis, Investigative Protocol, Evidence Protocol, and Forensic Photography.
Karen S. Beers, BSW, CCDI began her investigative career in 1996, also earning her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Colorado State University (Magna Cum Laude).She is also a Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI) and certified in Medicolegal Death Investigations. In addition to being a subject matter expert in death investigations, her background, education and experience with victim advocacy and counseling are valuable assets in working with families and victims of traumatic events.
As a death investigator Karen was involved in the investigations of all manners of deaths and incidents, training under three Forensic Pathologists. From 2004-2006 she investigated and assisted with numerous death cases and scenes, and assisted with forensic autopsies.
As Team Beers, they provide Expert Consultations and Legal Investigations of Death and Injury Causation in Civil, Criminal and Probate litigation – Together We’re Better!