Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators Third Edition

Author: Rory J. McMahon, CLI, CFE
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439887225
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.

Practical Methods for Legal Investigations

Author: Dean A. Beers, CLI
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439844854
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

The Complete Guide for CPP Examination Preparation 2nd Edition

Author: Anthony V. DiSalvatore (CPP, PSP & PCI)
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498705235
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Originally written by a team of Certified Protection Professionals (CPPs), Anthony DiSalvatore gives valuable updates to The Complete Guide for CPP Examination Preparation. This new edition contains an overview of the fundamental concepts and practices of security management while offering important insights into the CPP exam. Until recently the security profession was regarded as a "necessary evil." This book is a comprehensive guide to a profession that is now considered critical to our well-being in the wake of 9/11. It presents a practical approach drawn from decades of combined experience shared by the authors, prepares the reader for the CPP exam, and walks them through the certification process. This edition gives revised and updated treatment of every subject in the CPP exam, encourages and outlines a three-part program for you to follow, and includes sample questions at the end of each area of study. Although these are not questions that appear on the actual exam, they convey the principles and concepts that the exam emphasizes and are valuable in determining if you have mastered the information. The book also includes a security survey that covers all facets of external and internal security, as well as fire prevention. The Complete Guide for CPP Examination Preparation, Second Edition allows you to move steadily forward along your path to achieving one of the most highly regarded certifications in the security industry.

Practical Bomb Scene Investigation Second Edition

Author: James T. Thurman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439819602
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now in its second edition, Practical Bomb Scene Investigation explores the investigative process that improvised explosive device (IED) specialists undertake at the scene of an explosion. Providing easy-to-understand, step-by-step procedures for managing and processing a bomb scene, it enables investigators to find the evidence and then make sense of what is found. The book is not only a roadmap of knowledge on how to find and collect evidence, but also an instructional guide on how to safely and effectively assess the scene. New in this Edition: Information on detonation pressure and its effects on the body Instructions on how to collect additional information from the scene in order to provide an estimate of the explosives weight of the IED A glossary for a more in-depth understanding of the terms associated with explosives and the investigation processes A greatly expanded IED component identification chapter A chapter on how to expeditiously investigate a post-blast scene in a hostile environment Information on how to prepare an Investigative Report

Qualitative Research for the Information Professional

Author: G. E. Gorman
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856044726
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables

Author: Burt G. Look
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315813238
Format: PDF, Docs
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This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains in a concise tabular format the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. There are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation and the classification of the soil and rock properties, after which some of the more used testing is covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. The emphasis throughout is on application to practice. This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses. It evolved from the need to have a "go to" reference book which has both breadth and depth of information to apply immediately to projects. To keep to a handbook size one has to compress/restrict details to a few key bullet points – but a comprehensive reference list provides the "appendix" for additional information if required. This 2nd edition keeps to that format but contains updated information and adjustments that take into account feedback received since initial publication.

Exam Prep

Author: Ben A. Hirst
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449609627
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Exam Prep: Fire Investigator, Second Edition is designed to thoroughly prepare you for a Fire Investigator certification, promotion, or training examination by including the same type of multiple-choice questions you are likely to encounter on the actual exam.

The Biomedical Quality Auditor Handbook Second Edition

Author: ASQ Biomedical Division
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873898362
Format: PDF
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This handbook serves as a reference source for the application of quality auditing principles to the biomedical industry, including coverage specifically pertaining to medical devices. The book focuses on the understanding of domestic and international concepts and principles of biomedical quality auditing, and includes information on related regulations, directives, standards, and guidance. The book covers a wide range of subjects that have specific interpretations unique to the biomedical industry. In addition to being a peerless reference for ASQ's Biomedical Auditor certification (CBA), this book is a valuable reference for biomedical professionals who want to execute better audits for medical devices and gain basic knowledge of biomedical technical areas and regulatory requirements.

Handbook of EEG Interpretation Second Edition

Author: William O. Tatum, IV
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1620700166
Format: PDF
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A trusted resource for anyone involved in EEG interpretation, this compact handbook is designed for on-the-go reference. Covering the essential components of EEG in clinical practice, the book provides graphic examples of classic EEG presentations with essential text points of critical information to enhance reading skills to aid in improving patient outcomes. Authored by prominent experts in clinical neurophysiology, this second edition is updated to reflect current advances in ICU and intraoperative monitoring and includes new chapters on polysomnography, status epilepticus, and pediatric EEG. "[A] first class resource of EEG Interpretation... highly recommended trusted resource for any health care professional dealing with patients who need an EEG investigation and particularly in epilepsies. Consistently formatted and packed with practical tips, this handbook is a highly useful tool for residents, fellows, clinicians, and neurophysiology technologists who are learning EEG interpretation or who need to make decisions while on call at the hospital and look for quick and reliable EEG information, regardless of specialty or level of training."--C. P. Panayiotopoulos, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsies, St. Thomas’ Hospital, Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology The Handbook of EEG Interpretation, Second Edition fits in a lab coat pocket to facilitate immediate information retrieval during bedside, OR, ER, and ICU EEG interpretation. It is divided into eight sections that cover all major EEG topics including normal and normal variants, epileptiform and nonepileptiform abnormalities, seizures and status epilepticus, ICU EEG, sleep, and intraoperative monitoring. Each chapter highlights the principal challenges involved with a particular type of EEG interpretation. Consistently formatted and packed with practical tips, this handbook is a highly useful tool for residents, fellows, clinicians, and neurophysiology technologists looking for quick and reliable EEG information, regardless of specialty or level of training. Key Features of Handbook of EEG Interpretation, Second Edition: Updated and expanded to reflect advances in clinical EEG applications, including three new dedicated chapters Addresses all areas of EEG interpretation in a concise, pocket-sized, easy-to-access format Provides organized information and a visual approach to identifying EEG waveforms and understanding their clinical significance Presents information consistently for structured review and rapid retrieval Includes practical tips by notable experts throughout "...Large variety of subjects, good diagrams, thoroughly researched data....The book would make a good addition to a departmental or personal library." --American Journal of Electroneurodiagnostic Technology "...[H]elpful for neurology residents and fellows who are learning EEG interpretation or who need to make decisions while on call at the hospital…" --Doody's Reviews