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Right to a Lawyer Often Eludes the Poor

Right to a Lawyer Often Eludes the Poor | Legal Studies and Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
Fifty years after the Supreme Court ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright, the promise of legal representation for all is not fully realized.

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Becoming a Forensic Accountant by Studying Economic Crime Investigation Online

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Students are now able to complete a master’s degree in economic crime investigation online and learn a wide range of high-tech methods. Courses may blend criminal justice and instruction in criminology with computer information systems training, as well as the analysis of different types of evidence.

While some master’s degree programs specifically focus on economic crime investigation, other programs that are available include a Science in Digital Forensics program, which emphasizes fraud management.

A few institutes that offer these programs also offer certain specialization alternatives within the program, such as criminal justice, computing, forensic science and legal studies. Most of these programs do not require any additional education prerequisites that would hamper admissions, apart from an undergraduate degree.

Graduate-level economic crime investigation programs may include courses such as wireless systems forensics and security, legal concepts of a financial investigation, advanced computer security systems, fraud investigation strategies and methods, and economic crime investigations research and analytical techniques.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, graduates who earn a master’s degree in economic crime investigation often choose to enter an investigative career that involves finance, such as becoming a government accountant, forensic investigator, forensic accountant or internal auditor.

Most economic crime investigators end up working in more than a few fields that include information systems, security and forensics. Investigators who concentrate on white collar-type crimes often end up working for financial institutions, government, retail merchandising, law enforcement, or they become self-employed.

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