Private Security and the Investigative Process Third Edition

Author: Charles P. Nemeth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420085700
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Detailing best practices and trade secrets for private sector security investigations, Private Security and the Investigative Process, Third Edition provides complete coverage of the investigative process. Fully updated, this edition covers emerging technology, revised legal and practical considerations for conducting interviews, and new information on case evaluation. Written by a recognized expert in security, criminal justice, ethics, and the law—with over three decades of experience—the updated edition of this popular text covers concepts and techniques that can be applied to a variety of investigations including fraud, insurance, private, and criminal. It details the collection and preservation of evidence, the handling of witnesses, surveillance techniques, background investigations, and report writing. This new edition includes: More than 80 new or updated forms, checklists, charts, and illustrations Updated proprietary information from Pinkerton, Wackenhut, and other leading security companies Increased emphasis on software and technological support products A closer examination of periodical literature and government publications Authoritative, yet accessible, this book is an important reference for private investigators and security professionals. Complete with numerous forms, checklists, and web exercises, it provides the tools and understanding required to conduct investigations that are professional, ethical, and effective.

Process of Investigation

Author: Charles A. Sennewald
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080480403
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Process of Investigation, Third Edition, is a book written to address the needs of the private investigator in the security field. Continuing in the tradition of its previous editions, this book covers essential topics which are often overlooked in works that concentrate on the public aspects of investigation. Investigative skills such as surveillance techniques, interviewing and interrogation, evidence, and confessions and written statements are all discussed, and supplemented with updated case studies and examples from the authors’ own experiences. Major revisions to The Process of Investigation include mention and coverage of the effects of 9/11 on the security industry, the need to incorporate awareness of terrorism and terrorist activities when investigating any suspicious behavior, and two completely new chapters. Chapter 10 discusses interviewing and interrogations, and is written by Doug Wicklander and Dave Zulawski, premier experts in the field. Chapter 23 addresses the issues of workplace violence, and includes coverage of stalking, domestic violence spillover into workplaces, red flags, and the Theory of Threat Assessment and Management (TAM), among other topics. Additionally, other more minor modifications in legislation that have been passed and implemented since the last edition are addressed throughout the book. Serves as a valuable reference tool for both the student and the professional Contains practical information that can be utilized in real-life investigative situations Includes two brand new chapters about interviewing, interrogations, and the Theory of Threat Assessment and Management

The Effective Security Officer s Training Manual

Author: Ralph Brislin
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128001925
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third Edition teaches today’s security officers the most important aspects of performing the job of a security officer professionally and effectively. Training is the most important element in becoming a professional security officer, but it is also often overlooked or underutilized. This straightforward, easy-to-follow, and well-organized text covers the essentials that security officers need as they face issues of growing technology and an emphasis on proactiveness and vigilance. The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third Edition also covers many topics of current concern such as sexual harassment, crowd control, cultural diversity, persons with special needs, new technologies, and much more. With discussion questions at the end of every chapter and a full ancillary package accompanying the text, this manual is a comprehensive tool for developing a career as a successful and trusted professional security officer. Meets ASIS International’s guidelines for Private Security Officer Selection and Training Addresses the latest technological advancements that impact how today’s security officers do their jobs Discusses the increased role security officers have in observing and reporting suspicious activities and events Includes end-of-chapter discussion questions to enhance understanding

The Art of Investigative Interviewing

Author: Inge Sebyan Black
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0124115837
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Art of Investigative Interviewing, Third Edition can be used by anyone who is involved in investigative interviewing. It is a perfect combination of real, practical, and effective techniques, procedures, and actual cases. Learn key elements of investigative interviewing, such as human psychology, proper interview preparation, tactical concepts, controlling the interview environment, and evaluating the evidence obtained from the interview. Inge Sebyan Black updated the well-respected work of Charles L. Yeschke to provide everything an interviewer needs to know in order to conduct successful interviews professionally, with integrity, and within the law. This book covers the myriad factors of an interview — including issues of evidence, rapport, deception, authority, and setting — clearly and effectively. It also includes a chapter on personnel issues and internal theft controls. Provides guidance on conducting investigative interviews professionally and ethically Includes instructions for obtaining voluntary confessions from suspects, victims, and witnesses Builds a foundation of effective interviewing skills with guidance on every step of the process, from preparation to evaluating evidence obtained in an interview

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Private Investigating Third Edition

Author: Steven Kerry Brown
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615643311
Format: PDF
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The mystique of private investigating draws significant numbers of people to consider it as a career or side business. At the same time, individuals want to learn investigative techniques to solve their own personal and legal problems. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Private Investigating, Third Edition, private investigator and former FBI agent Steven Kerry Brown shares his hard-won expertise on everything you need to know to track down people and information, including: - Tapping phones and recording conversations - Interviewing and interrogating to get important information - Tricky but legal ways to get needed evidence like the pros - Performing onsite, online, and mobile surveillance without being detected - Skip tracing to find lost loves or people who owe money - Investigating backgrounds of potential employees or spouses - Searching public records online and at the courthouse - Catching a cheating spouse and gathering evidence for divorce cases - Finding runaway teenagers - Doing diligent searches connected with adoptions and estates - Tracking down burglars, thieves, pickpockets, and purse snatchers - Advanced techniques and business advice for those interested in starting their own investigative or background screening agency Along the way, Brown shares fascinating stories from his cases that highlight his clever methods for tracking down evidence and helping his clients find out what they need to know.

Homeland Security

Author: Charles P. Nemeth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420085689
Format: PDF
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Since its formation in 2002—the largest government reorganization since FDR’s "New Deal"—the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has focused on a broad range of public policy, safety, and security issues. From responsible intelligence gathering and combating global terrorism to securing critical infrastructure and disaster planning and response, mounting risks and ever-changing threats have created the need for a timely resource that outlines the recent organizational changes and strategic initiatives that have emerged within DHS. Homeland Security: An Introduction to Principles and Practice provides students and practitioners alike with the latest developments on the make-up, organization, and strategic mission of DHS. Homeland security involves a complex network of government agencies and private organizations collaborating to ensure the safety and security of the United States, its domestic and global interests, and its citizens. As such, this book offers valuable insights into the roles of multi-jurisdictional agencies and various stakeholders at all levels of government including law enforcement, the military, the intelligence community, emergency managers, and the private sector. Many of the books currently available offer a skewed or unbalanced examination of DHS, emphasizing certain elements over others. This is the first book to provide objective and equal treatment of each of the core components that encompass DHS’s mission including: border security, immigration and naturalization, emergency management, transportation security, critical infrastructure protection, information security, public health, and intelligence and counterterrorism efforts. Each chapter includes extensive pedagogy—learning objectives, informative boxed sidebars, summaries, end-of-chapter questions, Web links, and references—for ease of comprehension and retention. Authored by Charles Nemeth, a respected expert in homeland security and leader in homeland security education, Homeland Security provides the most complete and up-to-date overview available on the organizational and strategic initiatives of DHS, the challenges facing federal and state government agencies, and new and emerging ideas on the future of DHS and the role it should play in national and domestic security. An instructor's manual with exam questions, lesson plans, and chapter PowerPoint® slides are available upon qualified course adoption.

Private Security and Public Safety

Author: Karl C. Poulin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131123748
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Private Security and Public Safety: A Community-Based Approach" is the future of prevention and protection. Few things grow as constantly and predictably as criers in American society. The level of crime and its corresponding rising costs negatively impact a great number of aspects of daily living. "Private Security and Public Safety: A Community-Based Approach" offers many solutions to these specific concerns and presents how the private security industry can intervene and save distressed communities. "Private Security and Public Safety: A Community-Based Approach" looks at the roots of public safety in the private and public sector and lays the foundation for private security in the future. Highlights include: A philosophical and functional review of the security industry: including the contrast between the public and private ideology of public safety. A discussion of the trends and reemergence of the private model in the 21st century. Discussions on the role and function of the Community Protection Officer - that private counterpart to the police beat patrol. A strong argument ensuring private security is able to aggressively alter neighborhoods to make them less user-friendly far the criminal. Suggestions for effective collaboration of public and private entities struggling to control crime in a neighborhood setting.

Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime

Author: Michael R. Ronczkowski
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439867607
Format: PDF
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The ability of law enforcement agencies to manage intelligence is key to fighting the war on terror, and a critical foundation of intelligence-led policing is proper analysis of the information gained. Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigations, Third Edition provides a methodical approach to analyzing homeland security needs, enabling the law enforcement community to understand the vital role it plays in the war on terrorism. Using techniques applicable to the private and the public sector, the book combines academic, research, and practitioner perspectives to establish a protocol for effectively gathering, analyzing, investigating, and disseminating criminal intelligence. The book demonstrates how to recognize the indicators of an impending act of terrorism or mass violence, how to deter an attack, and how to transform information into intelligence to meet community demands for safety and security. New chapters in this third edition focus on source development and their use in investigations, the role of fusion centers, terrorism financing, the handling of classified materials, and the National Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative. The book also discusses pre-incident indicators, the radicalization process, and behavioral traits associated with terrorism. A one-stop resource for the homeland security, intelligence analyst, and investigative professional, this volume arms those tasked with protecting the public with a solid blueprint for combating and investigating crimes associated with terrorism and hate.

How to Open Operate a Financially Successful Private Investigation Business

Author: Michael Cavallaro
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383312
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book was written for anyone who has considered working in the field of private investigation and decided that it would be ideal for them. How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Private Investigation Business will teach you everything you need to know about the profession, starting with the basics of what you can expect and which preconceptions are just Hollywood fancy. You will discern the key differences between a private investigator and a police officer and why those who want to be the latter should consider all their options before getting into private work. You will learn how to choose a niche of investigation and how to think critically. You will pick up tips on how to investigate a case and perform all of your necessary functions legally. Understand how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, meet IRS requirements, manage and train employees, generate high-profile public relations and publicity, and implement low-cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as methods to increase sales and have customers refer others to you. This book imparts thousands of insider tips and useful guidelines, including case studies of real world successful private investigation businesses. Discover how to hire contractors and attract clients. Determine which licenses, liability insurance, contracts, and forms you will need, such as privacy agreements. You will find out what tools you need, including the right camera and lenses. Employ modern computer equipment to accent your investigations and use the internet to search through public records, private databases, and courthouse records to speed up the process. Learn how to perform background investigations, interviews, and surveillance and the basics of each type of investigation. Learn how to draw up a winning business plan using the companion CD-ROM with an actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word™. Familiarize yourself with basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.