Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators Third Edition

Author: Rory J. McMahon, CLI, CFE
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439887233
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An increase in fraud cases has escalated government accountability and corporate oversight, and media attention on cases ranging from missing persons to white-collar crime has increased the visibility of professional investigators. This has resulted in a great source of increased work for the profession. The third edition of Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators continues to supply an up-to-date, nuts-and-bolts learning tool for students and an everyday reference for investigative professionals at all levels. More relevant than ever, this edition adds two new chapters on death and terrorism investigations and several new sections, including: Insurance fraud, fire and arson investigation, and liability claims investigation Indicators of online marital infidelity Obtaining governmental records to locate people and sample reports for skip tracing Practical considerations for surveillance and procedures for interception of wire or oral communications Service of subpoenas for witnesses in federal courts Testifying in court—including witness and evidence preparation, trial tactics used by attorneys, and an investigator’s rights as a witness The Rules of Professional Conduct Niche markets in the investigative industry Managing and marketing an investigative practice, running a paperless office, and customer retention An unparalleled guide to the ins and outs of private investigation, Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators, Third Edition belongs on the shelf of every professional and trainee. Rory McMahon appeared on Al Jazeera America to discuss his new investigation company, The Grafton Group.

Practical Handbook for Private Investigators

Author: Rory J. McMahon, CLI, CFE
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849302909
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since the trial of O.J. Simpson, the "profession" of private investigation has risen to a new level of respect among both the legal community and the public at large because the success of O.J.'s " Dream Team" was largely a result of the brilliant work done by defense investigators. Private investigators are often called upon to provide information for cases that are not criminal or when regular law enforcement cannot fit a more in-depth investigation into its criminal caseload. Investigators are called upon to conduct surveillance, asset searches, and background checks on individuals and corporations. While most books on private investigation tackle specific field-related topics, Practical Handbook for Private Investigators provides the first comprehensive coverage. Rory McMahon, a recognized leader in the industry, clears up many misconceptions about the world of private investigation as he guides experienced private investigators, as well as those wishing to enter the field. This practical handbook is a compendium of the work performed, with descriptions of the various types of investigations, case studies, and practical tips. Besides showing you how to conduct every kind of investigation, the book also offers advice on how to testify, how to set up practice, and how to get licensed.

The Private Investigator s Handbook

Author: Kevin Gavin
Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
ISBN: 9781842223765
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Although legal issues vary from place to place, certain tactics of the business of private investigation are universal. This invaluable handbook is a must-have for all those who have ever wanted -- or needed -- to uncover information or keep something top-secret. In all sectors of private and professional life, these tactics will be useful, as will the expert tips, methods and techniques revealed by some of the world's top private investigators. While ensuring that amateur P.I.s remain on the right side of the law, the author manages to make private investigating seem exciting as well as eminently useful in countless ways. Including information on any equipment readers are likely to need, as well as detailed photographs and illustrations, this is the book information seekers everywhere will have to have.

A MANUAL OF PRIVATE INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES

Author: William F. Blake
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 039808856X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book will help the private investigator reevaluate business opportunities and identify goals for the future. The world of the private investigator is constantly changing due to the introduction of various legal requirements that have restricted or eliminated some of the methods available for obtaining information such as the various privacy protection acts. Additionally, most private investigators have restricted their business activities to a response mode; that is, conducting inquiries after an incident has occurred. Their preventive skills have been ignored to their financial detriment. As restrictions continue to be placed on private investigative activities, private investigators need to reevaluate personal skills and discover how these may relate to expanding their services. This book provides the necessary information for learning about these new skill areas and provides the necessary strategies for their implementation. Some of the topics cover crime and loss prevention strategies, risk assessment, and prevention strategies. Many other topics are also covered such as that of the expert witness. This is not a difficult status to attain but requires unique skill sets and experience and can be highly lucrative. Crises management is another skill set that is explored here. It not only identifies potential risk areas through risk assessment activities but includes development and implementation of preventive measures and shows how the private investigator can assist in restoring business operations to their normal levels. This book will be of enormous help to private investigators who wish to develop these sophisticated investigative business skills and preventive services in order to meet these challenges for surviving and thriving in this modern age industry.

TECHNIQUES OF LEGAL INVESTIGATION

Author: Anthony M. Golec
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398082014
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This text in the area of civil litigation investigation continues to fill the need that has long existed for a general reference work on techniques, procedures and practices in the field of legal investigation. Intended as an educational tool for the lay legal investigator, it is written by an investigator with thirty years experience in legal investigating for trial attorneys and in helping to prepare thousands of civil and criminal cases for trial. In its new revised edition, TECHNIQUES OF LEGAL INVESTIGATION has been completely updated for a new generation of legal investigators and provides the latest pertinent case citations from Appellate and Supreme Court decisions. There are over 400 such case citations in this revised edition. Included are discussions of the law of evidence, interviewing witnesses, forensic photography, and investigation reports. A section on professional ethics has been included and an entire chapter has been devoted to criminal defense investigation. Many new illustrations have been included in this new edition. Investigators who must gather the facts of any occurrence, whether a tort or a crime for eventual presentation before a court or other tribunal should find this book a valuable aid.

Practical Methods for Legal Investigations

Author: Dean A. Beers, CLI
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439844854
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Legal investigators are responsible for providing factual evidence – as the fact finders, they are the foundation for the attorneys they work with daily. The attorney is responsible for forming and implementing the legal strategy and presenting it to the judge or jury. The legal investigator provides checks and balances to ensure that no evidence is being forced upon a theory, and that no theory is being forced upon the evidence. Practical Methods for Legal Investigations: Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases presents legal investigators with a step-by-step process that reveals how to methodically find and report evidence in every aspect of the investigative process. Similar to the scientific principle of using research to prove or disprove a theory, the author’s Investigative Protocol is designed to find the facts that prove or disprove criminal charges, civil allegations, or elements thereof. The book includes case studies that clearly detail how the process of the Investigative Protocol applies to every assignment of the case and to the case as a whole. Comprehensive and methodical, the system provides a map to the truth. Readers can discuss the book on the Yahoo Group Practical Methods for Legal Investigations. On March 25, 2012, Dean and Karen Beers were featured guests on Crime Time with Vito Colucci on the BusinessTalkRadio Network. Dean Beers discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube Channel.

INTELLIGENCE AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION

Author: Hank Prunckun
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398088896
Format: PDF
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While many books have been written about private investigation, this text is different in that it does not deal with the subject from traditional perspectives. It examines how private investigation has grown, particularly since 9-11, into an exacting and sophisticated occupation. The book looks at the key issues in what it describes as private intelligence; that is, intelligence activities practiced by operatives other than law enforcement, national security, or the military. Eleven world experts contribute chapters addressing key practice issues concerning the skills, abilities, and knowledge necessary in the new realm of private intelligence. The initial three chapters provide a report on present-day private intelligence and offer an overview of the specifics of intelligence issues that follow. Eleven subsequent chapters take the reader progressively through various intelligence-related subjects. Major topics presented include: skills for intelligence-led private investigators, open source intelligence, target profiling, fraud intelligence, political intelligence, anti-terrorist and anti-gang intelligence, illicit organizations and financial intelligence, counterintelligence, clandestine communication methods, preparing a prosecution brief, legal issues for intelligence-led private investigators, and ethical issues for intelligence-led private investigators. Additionally, the text contains several features that will appeal to both students and instructors. These include a set of key terms and phrases, a number of study questions, and learning activities in each chapter. Written in a clear and concise style, the text provides a foundation of practical and useful information. It will be a most important and unique resource for undergraduate students in private investigation courses as well as intelligence practitioners and general readers interested in self-development study.

The Private Investigator Handbook

Author: Chuck Chambers
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440625239
Format: PDF, Docs
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Chuck Chambers has seen it all in his 22 years as a P.I., working thousands of cases. His hands-on experience and hard-nosed detective work has made him one of the most sought-after private investigators in the business. Here, Chambers shares his insider expertise, with true case histories from his files, tricks of the trade, and step-by-step advice to help readers be able to: - Catch a cheating spouse - Uncover hidden assets, monetary malfeasance, and fraud - Tail and track a mark - Use the Internet to get information on anything and anyone - Protect one's privacy - Prepare an intelligence file on anyone-on and off line - Find and preserve legal evidence *The Private Investigator's Handbook is as fascinating to read as it is useful for anyone looking to get the undercover legal help they need, and the peace of mind they deserve.