Process of Investigation: Concepts and Strategies for Investigators in the Private Sector / Edition 3

Process of Investigation: Concepts and Strategies for Investigators in the Private Sector / Edition 3

by Charles A. Sennewald
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0750679506

ISBN-13: 2900750679502

Pub. Date: 05/29/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The field of professional investigation has long been considered the private domain of the public sector. Members of private enforcement agencies have been overlooked in recent books in favor of their public counterparts. With professionalism making a new era in private security, the author feels it's time to draw the line and clearly define the private sector as

Overview

The field of professional investigation has long been considered the private domain of the public sector. Members of private enforcement agencies have been overlooked in recent books in favor of their public counterparts. With professionalism making a new era in private security, the author feels it's time to draw the line and clearly define the private sector as an individual investigative arm.

The Process of Investigation, Second Edition, zeroes in on the specific areas of concern to the private investigator. The new edition covers a wide range of subjects such as the fundamentals of investigation, legal aspects, orgainzational objectives and strategies. Two new chapters have been added on Imagery and Computers as well containing all new updated information on the Internet, Private Information Providers, Resource references, digital imaging, documenting crime scenes, and managing and analyzing investigation information.

The Process of Investigations is co-authored by professionals with broad experience in both private and public sector investigations spanning five decades. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors have updated and revised all chapters, targeting corporate executives, shoplifters, organized burglary rings, warehouse theives, cashiers, workplace drug dealers, and corrupt public officials.

Written for both the student and professional alike, this book compares and contrasts public and private sector enforcers, pinpoints the unique problems facing the investigator in a private agency, and provides updated case studies that illustrate the theories and techniques discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900750679502
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/29/2006
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
344

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
I.Fundamentals of Security Investigations1
Chapter 1.The Investigative Process3
Chapter 2.A Comparison of Public and Private Sectors11
Chapter 3.Qualities of the Investigator21
Chapter 4.Managing the Investigative Function35
II.Methods of Security Investigation47
Chapter 5.Undercover Investigations49
Chapter 6.Surveillance63
Chapter 7.Background Investigation79
Chapter 8.Discovering Covert Crimes95
III.Building a Case113
Chapter 9.Interviews and Interrogation115
Chapter 10.Evidence139
Chapter 11.Written Statements, Admissions, and Confessions155
Chapter 12.The Use of Informants173
Chapter 13.Report Writing and Note Taking191
IV.Applying Investigative Strategies207
Chapter 14.Problems Arise: The What of Investigation209
Chapter 15.Crime and Solution: The How of Investigation213
Chapter 16.Identifying Suspects: The Who of Investigation227
Chapter 17.Finding Information: The Where of Investigation243
Chapter 18.The Time Factor: The When of Investigation263
Chapter 19.Establishing Motive: The Why of Investigation277
V.Investigative Technology291
Chapter 20.Imagery293
Chapter 21.Computers in Private Sector Investigations309
Sources331
Index335

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