ISTM students learn from practicing investigators that the law-skirting tricks of Sam Spade do not jive with reality.
Students at ISTM are introduced to all of them so they leave the school with a more realistic view of their chosen field and more options.
"It doesn't make them private investigators," explains Linda, "but it does make them marketable." ISTM graduates are capable of doing the leg-work and research required to solve a case, she says, and these skills make them attractive employment candidates to investigative agencies.
Jo Cantrell, a manager and an investigator at Hart Investigations and vice president of the National Association of Investigative Specialists (NAIS), is one of the instructors at ISTM. She teaches classes in report writing, on-line investigations, and indirect approach.
Not all ISTM students enroll because they want to be successful investigators.