This one credit course will focus on the practical and legal tools involved in conducting fraud, corruption, and abuse investigations and the constraints inherent in using those tools. The course will make use of real-world examples garnered from over twenty years of investigatory experience. Students will develop techniques and skills to enable them to use the resources available to discern the truth and build a persuasive and enforceable case. Students will also learn the practical applications and effects of evolving federal and state criminal jurisprudence on civil, regulatory and administrative investigations. Topics will include preparation and planning an investigation, interviews and interrogation, common pitfalls, and the ethical issues involved in conducting investigations.