builds on the concepts introduced in FC101 (FIPS) and FC105
(FREA), introducing investigators and prosecutors to emerging issues in financial
crime. Topics include money laundering, analyzing large financial data
sets, conducting effective interviews, and managing large amounts of financial
evidence. This course consists of a mix of lecture, discussion, and
hands-on exercises. Students conduct a mock investigation that includes interviews,
data analysis, and the examination of various documents.
Money laundering. Methods of laundering money.
Tracing illegal funds. Emerging issues. FinCEN.
Spreadsheet architecture. Formulas and calculations. Pivot tables.
Working with financial data.
Benford's law analysis. Disentangling commingled funds.
Hands-on experience. Work a mock
financial case as part of an investigative team.
FRIS students should have basic proficiency with
spreadsheeting applications such as
Microsoft Excel. FC101 (FIPS) and/or FC105 (FREA) is recommended.
This is a BYOD (bring your own
device) course. You will use your own laptop computer for all
in-class exercises. Course materials will be provided on a USB thumb drive on
the first day of class. Click here
specific computer requirements and FAQs.
Don't have a laptop? No worries.
NW3C can provide a limited number of laptops for student use. Email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
All classes are subject to cancellation
up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class registration
threshold is not met.