Investigation Skills - 3 days

Pre-course material


  • Required reading about stages in an investigation, prosecutions, ways of bringing people to court and offences
  • A series of structured learning tasks where delegates use real investigations to relate their understanding of the pre-course work
  • Delegates are required to identify a range of investigation examples to support the classroom learning


Course Content


  • Planning an investigation – the life cycle of investigations
  • Key points for investigation supervision
  • Police and CPS liaison
  • Development of protocols with other organisations
  • Ways of bringing people to court
  • Mens rea, standard of proof and burden of proof
  • Criminal justice guidelines
  • Appropriate sections of relevant legislation to include:


  • Theft Act 1968
  • Criminal Attempts Act 1981
  • Criminal Law Act 1967
  • Fraud Act 2006
  • Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981
  • Identity Documents Act 2010
  • Bribery Act 2010
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
  • Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996




  • One multiple choice objective choice test
  • Assessed learning log where the delegate reviews their current investigation activity and relates it to the key elements of this course.
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