This course will walk the student through what ethical investigation practices are, how they can impact an investigation as well as a  career. In addition, this course will cover the attributes a successful investigator must possess and/or develop. Ethical behavior goes beyond simply knowing the difference between right and wrong; it is doing what is right. The purpose of promoting ethical investigation practices is to establish and promote clearly defined standards of conduct for investigators.  These standards assist in protecting the investigator and the public.


This course is approved for continuing education credits by Missouri POST and the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) 


Course Summary

Ethical behavior means adhering to the following 5 standards: 

  1. Confidentiality
  2. Honesty
  3. Ethical investigation practices
  4. Avoiding conflicts of interest
  5. Supporting equal rights

Ethical investigation practices mean that services should be presented to the public as promoting justice for the overall good of the community.