Private Investigation and Process Serving: A Comprehensive Guide for Investigators, Process Servers, and Attorneys

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Overview

"This book is intended for those who aspire to become a private investigator and/or process server, and for those already engaged in such occupations who want to expand the breadth and depth of their professional knowledge. It serves as a comprehensive manual of procedures, concepts, forms, and technical guidelines presented in plain, clear language yet with substantial depth of technical knowledge. The text also incorporates the physics of optics and kinetics but in a simplified style that is easily understood. The author provides checklists of equipment business forms, licensing information, and thorough guidelines on how to set up a private investigator's office. This book is an essential tool and a continued resource for all private investigators and process servers. In addition, it will be of real benefit to attorneys and their staff as well as law enforcement officers interested in a transition to private investigation upon retirement."--BOOK JACKET.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780398071943
  • Publisher: Thomas, Charles C. Publisher, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Pages: 340

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Sect. I Private Investigation
Sources of Information and Skip Tracing 25
Interviews, Interrogations, Confessions, and Statements 48
Pretext Investigations 64
Physical Surveillance 79
Aids for Vision Extension and Enhancement 115
Investigative Photography 127
Undercover Investigations 153
Bodyguard Service (Executive Protection) 164
Report Writing and Court Appearance 205
Sect. II Process Serving
Fees Chargeable, Client Billing, and Types of Serves 244
Affidavits & Billing Statements 257
Business Management 280
Read the Environment 286
Field Tips for Process Servers 299
App. A Fraud Indicators: Workers' Compensation 319
App. B Social Security Numbers: States of Origin 321
App. C Visual & Auditory Errors in License Numbers 324
App. D Postal Service Forwarding Address Inquiry Form 326
App. E Chronological Report of Investigation Activities 329
App. F: Asset Search Check-List 331
App. G: Facsimile Cover Sheet 332
App. H: Service Log 333
Index 337
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