The Process of Investigation

Author: Charles A. Sennewald
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128006439
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Process of Investigation, Fourth Edition addresses the needs of today’s private sector investigative professional by providing a full-spectrum treatment of the investigative process, from case inception and investigative strategy selection to executing complex investigative techniques, to creating reports useful for corporate, legal, and prosecutorial purposes. Continuing in the tradition of its previous editions, The Process of Investigation, Fourth Edition covers essential topics overlooked in books on the public aspects of investigation. Investigative skills such as surveillance techniques, interviewing and interrogation, collecting and documenting evidence, and taking confessions and written statements are all discussed, and supplemented with updated case studies and examples from the authors’ own professional experiences. Teaches the fundamentals of the investigative process and serves as a valuable reference tool for both the student and the professional Experienced professionals can brush up on seldom-used specialty skills, and reconsider existing methods and approaches Includes a new chapter on discrimination investigations

Die Untersuchung

Author: Philippe Claudel
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644307415
Format: PDF, ePub
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Der Ermittler soll in einem großen Unternehmen aufklären, warum sich auffallend viele Angestellte dort das Leben genommen haben. Doch von Anfang an läuft es nicht gut mit seiner Untersuchung. Viel zu spät trifft er im Unternehmen ein und wird vom Pförtner nicht mehr vorgelassen. In Regen und Schnee kämpft er sich durch menschenleere Straßen und findet schließlich nur ein dubioses kleines Hotel. Im Unternehmen stößt er in den Gesprächen mit Mitarbeitern nur auf Angst und Gehorsam. Nichts lässt sich klären, in der Sache kommt er keinen Schritt voran. Zunehmend empfindet er seine Arbeit als Qual. Der Ermittler weiß nicht, wem er trauen kann. Es fällt ihm immer schwerer, Vorkommnisse einzuordnen. Er, der mit festen Grundsätzen und einem eindeutigen Auftrag ankam, zweifelt immer mehr an sich selbst. Ein verstörender Roman über die Heimatlosigkeit der Menschen in der modernen Arbeitswelt.

Investigations in the Workplace Second Edition

Author: Eugene F. Ferraro
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439814805
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The process of investigation is dynamic and fluid. The approach must be reasonable and the investigator flexible. However, in order to be successful, every investigation must have a meaningful purpose and be executed ethically and lawfully. Inevitably, employers must invest time, money, and patience to ensure they obtain demonstrable and actionable results. To achieve this and reduce the exposure to unnecessary business disruptions and litigation, every workplace investigation must by driven by process. Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition provides both novice and experienced investigators with the most insightful and useful information available on the methods and processes for the proper and safe investigation of workplace crime and misconduct. Gleaned from Eugene Ferraro’s nearly three decades of experience, the book is designed for easy reading and use—dispelling common myths and presenting new approaches, methods, and strategies. Revised and updated with more methods, techniques, and case studies, this powerful book also includes new diagrams, checklists, and visuals to help readers put the material in context and make their investigations soar. Each chapter begins with Key Learning Points and is supplemented with boxed Tips, Traps, and Common Mistakes. An exhaustive appendix includes a glossary of common investigative terms, sample surveillance and investigative reports, advice on digital evidence, and more. Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition is a must-read for corporate investigators and security professionals, human resources and law enforcement personnel, attorneys, and anyone else tasked with conducting or supervising workplace investigations. Immediate Benefits: Strengthen your interviewing skills and gain valuable insight into the process of modern fact-finding Learn the latest techniques, methods and processes Discover how to build air-tight cases that can withstand the rigors of legal challenges Learn to conduct fast, efficient investigations and obtain the highest possible return on investment from every investigation. Get access to forms, checklists and other valuable tools to help you conduct efficient and professional investigations

The Social Process of Scientific Investigation

Author: W.R. Knorr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400991096
Format: PDF, Docs
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practice, some of which is translated into the standard forms of public discourse, in publication, and then retranslated by readers and adapted again to local practice at self-selected other sites. Less may be left implicit, and additional personal and contextual information is carried, by the "informal" methods of communication which mediate local projects and international publication. But both methods of communication are screens as well as conduits of information. History and Background of the Volume When the planning of this volume began in the spring of 1977, it seemed a natural part of the mandate for the Yearbook. There had also been a number of more specific calls for deeper studies of research in social and historical context (3). These calls can be seen as giving permission and legitimacy to ask questions otherwise seen as irrelevant, or even disrespectful, and as attempts to develop new perspectives from which to ask and to answer them. The implied and expressed irreverence toward traditions and institutions of great respect may have prolonged this process of initial apologetics. In any case, in May 1977 the theme of 'The Social Process of Scientific Investigation' was proposed to the Editorial Board for Volume IV as "the heart of the subject. " That is, the ethnographic and detailed historical study of actual scientific activity and thinking at or close to the work site.

Criminal Investigation

Author: Peter Stelfox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134733208
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Criminal investigation has a high profile in the media, and has attracted widespread interest. Within the police it has been a rapidly developing field. Important scientific and technological developments have had a considerable impact on practice, and significant steps have been taken in the direction of professionalizing the whole process of investigation. Within police studies criminal investigation has now emerged as an important sub-discipline. Criminal Investigation provides an authoritative and highly readable introduction to the subject from somebody ideally placed to write about it, focusing on how police practitioners carry out investigations. It looks systematically at the purpose and role of criminal investigation; the legal, policy and organizational context in which criminal investigation takes place; the evidence and information that criminal investigators seek; the process and methods of criminal investigation; the knowledge, techniques and decision making abilities that practitioners require to carry out criminal investigations; how and why it is that some crimes are solved and some are not; the supervision of criminal investigation; and a review of some of the key contemporary issues that have a bearing on criminal investigation. Criminal Investigation will be essential reading for both policing practitioners (student police officers as well as officers taking higher levels of CPD within the police service) and students taking courses in criminal investigation, forensic sciences and investigation, police studies and police science, and other courses where a knowledge of criminal investigation is required.

Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England

Author: Sara M. Butler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317610253
Format: PDF, ePub
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England has traditionally been understood as a latecomer to the use of forensic medicine in death investigation, lagging nearly two-hundred years behind other European authorities. Using the coroner's inquest as a lens, this book hopes to offer a fresh perspective on the process of death investigation in medieval England. The central premise of this book is that medical practitioners did participate in death investigation – although not in every inquest, or even most, and not necessarily in those investigations where we today would deem their advice most pertinent. The medieval relationship with death and disease, in particular, shaped coroners' and their jurors' understanding of the inquest's medical needs and led them to conclusions that can only be understood in context of the medieval world's holistic approach to health and medicine. Moreover, while the English resisted Southern Europe's penchant for autopsies, at times their findings reveal a solid understanding of internal medicine. By studying cause of death in the coroners' reports, this study sheds new light on subjects such as abortion by assault, bubonic plague, cruentation, epilepsy, insanity, senescence, and unnatural death.

Incident Investigation and Accident Prevention in the Process and Allied Industries

Author: Nigel Hyatt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849307782
Format: PDF, Kindle
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To prevent future accidents, a complete examination of the causes and contributory factors of an accident is necessary. Stressing the need to correct these issues, Incident Investigation and Accident Prevention in the Process and Allied Industries strikes a balance between the theoretical and applied aspects of accident investigation while also addressing accident prevention. Based on the authors forty years of experience, this detailed work covers an extensive range of topics often encountered during an incident investigation. Since the scope and needs of investigations can widely vary, the author begins with an introduction that provides guidance on how to use the book. He supplies a "roadmap" of incident investigation, making the material accessible to novices yet also valuable to more seasoned investigators. Topics include: Responding to occurrence of incidents and emergency response Securing the site and handling eyewitness testimonies Notification of appropriate authorities, compliance requirements, and legal and insurance issues Internal/external incident investigation options and investigation team requirements Disassembly, gathering, screening, tagging, storing of evidence, and post-incident testing Establishing preliminary causal mechanisms and root cause determinations Multiple cause determination, incident modeling, and human error evaluation and reporting Remedial and preventative measures, lessons learned, and reconstruction and retraining Accident prevention through predictive methodologies, including pro-active measures Pre- and post-incident management Corporate structuring, attitudinal problems, and planning an accident prevention program

Handbook of Criminal Investigation

Author: Tim Newburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136308237
Format: PDF
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This book provides the most comprehensive and authoritative book yet published on the subject of criminal investigation, a rapidly developing area within the police and other law enforcement agencies, and an important sub discipline within police studies. The subject is rarely out of the headlines, and there is widespread media interest in criminal investigation. Within the police rapid strides are being made in the direction of professionalizing the criminal investigation process, and it has been a particular focus as a means of improving police performance. A number of important reports have been published in the last few years, highlighting the importance of the criminal investigation process not only to the work of the police but to public confidence in this. Each of these reports has identified shortcomings in the way criminal investigations have been conducted, and has made recommendations for improvement . The Handbook of Criminal Investigation provides a rigorous and critical approach to not only the process of criminal investigation, but also the context in which this takes place, the theory underlying it, and the variety of factors which influence approaches to it. It will be an indispensable source of reference for anybody with an interest in, and needing to know about, criminal investigation. Contributors to the book are drawn from both practitioners in the field and academics.