This course assists the analyst, auditor, evaluator, fraud examiner, investigator, or inspector in developing skills necessary to obtain a comprehensive written statement from subjects, victims, and witnesses. The course includes a presentation and discussion regarding the value of written statements to the investigative and adjudication processes; common mistakes in obtaining statements; legal considerations for statements; and a variety of techniques that can be employed to ensure the statement obtained from a suspect, victim, or witness includes essential information verbally related by that individual and all information pertaining to the elements of the examined issue(s).  Finally, the course examines obtaining written sworn statements and oral (audio/video-taped) sworn statements.