The Complete Idiot S Guide To Private Investigating Third Edition

Author: Steven Kerry Brown
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615643311
Size: 68.12 MB
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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.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Criminal Investigation

Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028643465
Size: 65.59 MB
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This book is the ideal entry point to learning about criminal investigation and forensics, including both the theoretical and practical aspects of the ways society copes with, and the way law enforcement investigates, crime today.

Private Investigation 101

Author: Norma Tillman
Publisher: Grave Distractions Pub. (pub-8395162334927303)
ISBN: 1452492832
Size: 13.50 MB
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Nashville based private investigator Norma Tillman specializes in finding and reuniting families & friends, and locating missing heirs. In Private Eye 101, she has written a guide for becoming a private investigator. This book is intended for the novice who wants to become a private investigator as well as for former law enforcement, former military intelligence, security personnel, paralegals, legal professionals, or other individuals. Learn how to obtain a license, how to set up a private investigation agency, how to market your services, how to find information, types of investigative cases, contracts and report writing, and much more.

How To Open Operate A Financially Successful Private Investigation Business

Author: Michael Cavallaro
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383312
Size: 36.96 MB
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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.

The California Private Investigator S Legal Manual Third Edition

Author: David D. Queen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462022189
Size: 23.42 MB
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This is the third edition of the "The California Private Investigator's Legal Manual," previously titled "The Private Investigator's Legal Manual (California Edition.)" The manual remains the only source for legal information of importance to California private investigators and the attorneys who hire and represent them. The 350+ page manual covers more than 150 topics, analyzes more than 180 court cases and 150 federal and state statutes and includes the text of some of the most significant statutes. The manual is fully indexed with more than 1,000 entries to allow for quick and easy referencing.

The Professional Private Investigator

Author: James D. Menser
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477155406
Size: 66.17 MB
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Menser Security and Detective Training Agency, Inc. (MSDTA) have amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fi eld of security. A former Law Enforcement Offi cer, Detective James D. Menser Sr. Ph.D, President and C.E.O. of Menser Security founded the organization and Detective Training, Inc., comes from a long history of undercover operations security enforcement. Detective Menser was fi rst introduced to security in 1973 where he performed as a store detective. Due to his success, he gained employment at larger agencies providing additional responsibility, a wealth of knowledge and the inner workings of security. Menser has personally experienced every capacity of security from actual security guard service to middle and upper management services as well as sales representative for ERS Security and Detective Agency (bodyguard).

The Complete Idiot S Guide To American History

Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028644646
Size: 67.81 MB
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Discusses American history from prehistory through 2002, including brief biographical sketches of historical figures and events from popular culture.

A Manual Of Private Investigation Techniques

Author: William F. Blake
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780398088552
Size: 22.62 MB
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This book will help the private investigator reevaluate business opportunities and identify goals for the future. The world of the private investigator is constantly changing due to the introduction of various legal requirements that have restricted or eliminated some of the methods available for obtaining information such as the various privacy protection acts. Additionally, most private investigators have restricted their business activities to a response mode; that is, conducting inquiries after an incident has occurred. Their preventive skills have been ignored to their financial detriment. As restrictions continue to be placed on private investigative activities, private investigators need to reevaluate personal skills and discover how these may relate to expanding their services. This book provides the necessary information for learning about these new skill areas and provides the necessary strategies for their implementation. Some of the topics cover crime and loss prevention strategies, risk assessment, and prevention strategies. Many other topics are also covered such as that of the expert witness. This is not a difficult status to attain but requires unique skill sets and experience and can be highly lucrative. Crises management is another skill set that is explored here. It not only identifies potential risk areas through risk assessment activities but includes development and implementation of preventive measures and shows how the private investigator can assist in restoring business operations to their normal levels. This book will be of enormous help to private investigators who wish to develop these sophisticated investigative business skills and preventive services in order to meet these challenges for surviving and thriving in this modern age industry.

Practical Handbook For Professional Investigators Third Edition

Author: Rory J. McMahon, CLI, CFE
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439887233
Size: 44.50 MB
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An increase in fraud cases has escalated government accountability and corporate oversight, and media attention on cases ranging from missing persons to white-collar crime has increased the visibility of professional investigators. This has resulted in a great source of increased work for the profession. The third edition of Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators continues to supply an up-to-date, nuts-and-bolts learning tool for students and an everyday reference for investigative professionals at all levels. More relevant than ever, this edition adds two new chapters on death and terrorism investigations and several new sections, including: Insurance fraud, fire and arson investigation, and liability claims investigation Indicators of online marital infidelity Obtaining governmental records to locate people and sample reports for skip tracing Practical considerations for surveillance and procedures for interception of wire or oral communications Service of subpoenas for witnesses in federal courts Testifying in court—including witness and evidence preparation, trial tactics used by attorneys, and an investigator’s rights as a witness The Rules of Professional Conduct Niche markets in the investigative industry Managing and marketing an investigative practice, running a paperless office, and customer retention An unparalleled guide to the ins and outs of private investigation, Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators, Third Edition belongs on the shelf of every professional and trainee. Rory McMahon appeared on Al Jazeera America to discuss his new investigation company, The Grafton Group.

The Everything Private Investigation Book

Author: Sheila L Stephens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440524424
Size: 67.20 MB
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Observe someone without being observed. Dig up long-buried dirt. Catch a cheating spouse. The Everything Private Investigation Book shows you the basic research techniques and tricks the pros use. You'll learn how to get background information using a wide range of sources, including newspapers, court records, military files, and even the DMV. Written by experienced investigators, this guide helps you to: Use the Internet to get information on anyone and anything Conduct background checks for prospective employees or tenants Uncover hidden identities and assets Manage a physical or electronic surveillance Protect privacy and avoid identity theft Whether you're a journalist, an amateur genealogist, a business owner, a landlord, or just curious, you'll find essential information in this guide. In addition to being a valuable resource, The Everything Private Investigation Book is also a fascinating read. Even "armchair detectives" will enjoy reading about famous real-life and fictional PIs and the little-known secrets professionals use to crack the case. Sheila L. Stephens was the first female Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) special agent in the state of Alabama and one of the first in the nation. She recently graduated from Boston University with a master's degree in criminal justice. After leaving the ATF due to injury, Ms. Stephens opened a private investigation/security business. She is a criminal justice professor at Andrew Jackson University and a contributing writer and associate editor of The Agent, the newsletter of the National Association of Federal Agents (NAFA). Ms. Stephens lives in Bessemer, AL.