Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators Third Edition

Author: Rory J. McMahon, CLI, CFE
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439887233
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

A MANUAL OF PRIVATE INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES

Author: William F. Blake
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 039808856X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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
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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.

Skip Tracing Basics and Beyond

Author: Susan Nash
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475957564
Format: PDF, Docs
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As Featured on Taking Care of Business on www.wcwp.org 88.1 FM and www.TCBRadio.com out of Brookville, Long Island, NY with Richard A Solomon "If you are not sure of what to do, or where to turn, or would simply like to learn new or more advanced methods of skip tracing, you will acquire the knowledge of what actions to take and a responsible direction for your efforts with innovative lessons and priceless tips." -Stuart R. Blatt Attorney at Law and DBA Debt Buyers Association Past President "I know the private Investigator business and this is an amazingly valuable resource for seasoned investigators, any person considering a career as a private investigator and those who seek advice on how to do it themselves." -Jimmie Mesis - Publisher PI Magazine Every chapter of this book mentions skip tracing secrets that have been put to a practical test by thousands of skip tracers nationwide. Discover the tricks of the trade, from an expert who knows things and is not afraid to share them. Get a sneak peak at skip tracing's finer points and discover the skip tracer's magic tricks. Pick up secrets for your bag of tricks. Learn to skip trace like a pro by using techniques like: suggestion and autosuggestion; tradecraft and trickcraft; misdirection & logical thinking; roping and deductive reasoning; the invisible web and operation card shop. For every action there's an equal and opposite reaction and in a world of duality, where's there's pleasure, there's pain. Creativity is not always organized, so you'll learn to work smart and not hard. Your only limits are your acting abilities. Keep might and right on your side because innovation is driving success. If you are ready to put these secrets to use, you will recognize them. I wish I could tell you how you will know if you are ready, but that would deprive you of much of the benefit you will receive when you make the discovery on your own. Bank on it!

The Sexual Exploitation of Children

Author: Seth L. Goldstein
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780849381546
Format: PDF
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A discussion of developments in the manifestation of problems involved in the investigation and assessment of sexual cases, which offers advice on dealing with these issues. It focuses on proven field-tested methods gathered from law enforcement and clinical practitioners.

Rape Investigation Handbook

Author: John O. Savino
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123860309
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Rape Investigation Handbook details specific investigative and forensic processes related to sex crimes casework invaluable to those in law enforcement, the legal community, and the private sector. It takes the reader through these processes in a logical sequence, showing how investigations of rape and sexual assault can and should be conducted from start to finish. The second edition is reorganized to flow from the alleged assault to a courtroom trial. Section heads have been introduced and it includes six new chapters on sex crimes, sex trafficking, forensic victimology, eyewitness reports, rape trauma syndrome and rapist motivations. The remaining 12 chapters are entirely overhauled and in some cases completely rewritten by new, highly qualified contributors, such as "Sexual Assault Examination and Reconstruction" by Brent E. Turvey and Charla Jamerson and "Rapist Motivations" by Brent E. Turvey and Jodi Freeman. An additional appendix was added to provide current case studies. Includes six new chapters on sex crimes, sex trafficking, forensic victimology, eyewitness reports, rape trauma syndrome and rapist motivations Written in a clear, practical style, ideal for sex crime investigators including: professionals in forensic nursing, forensic laboratories, law enforcement and the legal community Authored by qualified investigators and forensic professionals with over 30 years of collective experience working cases, preparing them for court and offering testimony

Practical Handbook of Environmental Site Characterization and Ground Water Monitoring Second Edition

Author: David M. Nielsen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420032240
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Published in 1991, the first edition of The Practical Handbook of Ground-Water Monitoring quickly became the gold standard reference on the topic of ground-water monitoring. But, as in all rapidly evolving fields, regulations change, technology advances, methods improve, and research reveals flaws in prior thinking. As a consequence, books that document the state of the science, even widely acknowledged definitive works, become outdated and need to be rewritten periodically to stay current. Reflecting this and renamed to highlight its wider scope, The Practical Handbook of Environmental Site Characterization and Ground-Water Monitoring, Second Edition provides an updated look at the field. Completely revised, the book contains so much new information that it has doubled in size. Containing the most up-to-date information available, this second edition emphasizes the practical application of current technology. It covers environmental site characterization and ground-water monitoring in great detail, from the federal regulations that govern environmental investigations, to the various direct and indirect methods of investigating and monitoring the subsurface, to the analysis and interpretation of complex sets of environmental data. Cheaper, better, faster was the mantra of the 1990s, resulting in more streamlined approaches to both environmental site characterization and ground-water monitoring, but also pitting the application of good science against the mandate to get a project done as quickly and inexpensively as possible. This book provides unbiased, technical discussions of the tremendously powerful tools developed in the last decade, helping environmental professionals strike a balance between good science and economics.

Practical Fire and Arson Investigation Second Edition

Author: David R. Redsicker
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 084938155X
Format: PDF
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Did you know. . . . . . that arson has been described as the fastest-growing crime in America? . . . that arson is the most expensive crime committed? . . . that over 8 billion dollars was estimated lost due to fires in 1994? . . . that an estimated 86,000 structure fires of incendiary or suspicious origin were reported in 1994? David Redsicker provides these statistics and much more, including practical methods, information, and advice for investigating these types of crimes, in Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Second Edition. Extensively rewritten second edition of this practical manual - More than 40% new material! Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Second Edition is a significantly revised, updated, and expanded new edition of this best-selling book in the Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations series, edited by Vernon Geberth. As in the first edition, specific details on the basic principles are presented, and advanced applied techniques for conducting a thorough fire and arson investigation are detailed. New topics covered in the Second Edition include: Extensively rewritten chapters on determining origin and cause, eliminating accidental fire causes, investigating fatal fires and vehicular fires, and documenting the fire/crime scene Fire scene photography using "painting with light" Importance of evidence preservation and analysis in civil litigation of liability and product defects

The Private Investigator Handbook

Author: Chuck Chambers
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440625239
Format: PDF, ePub, 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.

Qualitative Research for the Information Professional

Author: G. E. Gorman
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856044726
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This established text is the only introduction to qualitative research methodologies in the field of library and information management. Its extensive coverage encompasses all aspects of qualitative research work from conception to completion, and all types of study in a variety of settings from multi-site projects to data organization. The book features many case studies and examples, and offers a comprehensive manual of practice designed for LIS professionals. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and includes three new chapters. It has been updated to take account of the substantial growth in the amount and quality of web-based information relevant to qualitative research methods and practice, and the many developments in software applications and resources. The authors have identified a clear need for a new chapter on the evaluation of existing research, as a gateway into new research for information professionals. The final chapter, 'Human Resources In Knowledge Management', takes the form of a model case study, and is an 'ideal' qualitative investigation in an information setting. It exemplifies many of the approaches to qualitative research discussed in earlier chapters. Readership: Directed primarily at the beginner researcher, this book also offers a practical refresher in this important area for the more experienced researcher. It is a useful tool for all practitioners and researchers in information organizations, whether libraries, archives, knowledge management centres, record management centres, or any other type of information service provider.