Fact Investigation and Reporting - Masters

SLN #: 94495
Course Prefix: SDO-598
Course Section: A1103
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Biegelman
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Course Description:
This course focuses on understanding and developing competencies for conducting fact investigations and reporting which result from allegations of misconduct and other violations of an organization’s code of conduct. Students will learn that fact investigations, also called internal investigations, can potentially create legal, financial and reputational risks for an organization if not conducted properly. Topics covered include an organization’s need to conduct fact investigations, necessary investigator skillsets, types of allegations investigated, and other issues that require a fact investigation such as responding to sexual harassment allegations in the #MeToo era. Students will gain a greater understanding of planning and conducting the investigation, gathering and evaluating evidence, interviewing victims, witnesses and subjects, the risk of unconscious bias, preparing reports, and remedial actions that organizations should consider. Lectures include case studies of both successful and ineffective fact investigations.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Seminar: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.