The Elements of Private Investigation: An Introduction to the Law, Techniques, and Procedures / Edition 1

The Elements of Private Investigation: An Introduction to the Law, Techniques, and Procedures / Edition 1

by Anthony Manley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1439815429

ISBN-13: 9781439815427

Pub. Date: 10/19/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In today’s increasingly litigious society, the threat of a private investigator (PI) being hit with a civil lawsuit or even criminal charges is very real. Keeping up with the multitude of laws that impact what investigators can and can’t do—can be daunting—but could prove very costly if ignored.

Emphasizing legal and liability issues,

Overview

In today’s increasingly litigious society, the threat of a private investigator (PI) being hit with a civil lawsuit or even criminal charges is very real. Keeping up with the multitude of laws that impact what investigators can and can’t do—can be daunting—but could prove very costly if ignored.

Emphasizing legal and liability issues, The Elements of Private Investigation: An Introduction to the Law, Techniques, and Procedures provides a comprehensive introduction to the professional requirements, investigative techniques, and legal responsibilities of the modern investigator. It supplies private and corporate security professionals with best-practice investigative techniques, highlights the risks that investigators are likely to encounter, and details what PIs can and can’t do in the eyes of the law. In addition, the book:

  • Details the restrictions placed on PIs as private citizens
  • Reviews the qualifications, licensing requirements, and code of ethics
  • Includes procedural checklists, sample forms, and a list of popular online resources

Providing quick and easy reference to the latest laws and regulations that affect the profession, the time-tested logic offered in this book will help ensure that the evidence you collect will be admissible in court and that the methods you use won’t land you on the wrong side of a civil or criminal case.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439815427
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/19/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

A Short History of Private Investigation

Qualifications and Licensing

The Selection of a Private Investigation Agency

The Law

Criminal Law

Civil Law

Criminal and Civil Liability

Civil Rights

The Criminal and Civil Litigation Process

The Legal Powers and Limitations of a Private Investigator

Liability Concerns

Unlawful Actions Concerning Personal Rights and Privacy

Wiretaps and Bugs

The Polygraph and its Applications

Privacy Rights and Civil Rights Violations

Investigative Techniques and Cautionary Procedures

Types of Investigations and Covert Operations

The Art of the Interview and Interrogation

Communication and Observation Techniques

Statements and Confessions

Commercial and Industrial Threats and Vulnerability

Distinctive Situations

Endnotes

Glossary

Selected References

Websites of Interest

Appendices

Index

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