An investigation report can include the following sections:
- Purpose of the report.
- Case chronology.
- Overview of the findings.
- Identification of the types of violations and persons involved.
- List, and brief bios, of all involved individuals and parties.
- List of, and eligibility information for, involved student-athletes.
- Summary of the internal investigation.
- Investigation methodology.
- List of interview subjects.
- Summary of evidence collected.
- Findings of specific violations.
- Policy, procedures or regulations involved in the violation.
- Date of the violation.
- Location of the violation.
- Description of the violation.
- Who was involved in the violation.
- How was the allegation reported/violation discovered.
- Summary of the information developed during the internal investigation.
- Mitigating and aggravating factors.
- Cause of the violation.
- Possible rules-violations.
- List of possible rules-violations that were investigated, but the evidence revealed it did not occur.
- List of possible rules-violations that were investigated, but the evidence is inconclusive.
- Self-corrective measures and self-imposed penalties.
- Measures undertaken to correct or strengthen the organization.
- Penalties imposed by the organization.
- Penalties implemented by the regulatory agencies.
- Background information on the organization.
- Summation of the internal investigation.
- Comments on the organization’s commitment to compliance.
- Miscellaneous information.
- Information needed to process the report with the applicable regulatory agencies.
- Important documents obtained during the investigation.
For assistance with conducting internal investigations, contact attorneys Michael L. Buckner (firstname.lastname@example.org; +1-954-941-1844 ext. 1) or Lori A. Williams (email@example.com; +1-954-941-1844 ext. 7).