Advanced Private Investigation

A Manual of Advanced Investigative Skills for the Private Investigator

William F. Blake,

Advanced Private Investigation: A Manual of Advanced Investigative Skills for the Private Investigator
The purpose of this book is to provide a basic understanding of some of the more complex matters faced by the private investigator. Real expertise in the advanced level of private investigations comes from expanding this basic information into a more comprehensive working knowledge of the issues. It is not the purpose of this book to make an individual a highly skilled private investigator in every conceivable investigative area. Rather the intent is to whet the interest in areas not normally encountered in law enforcement or the academic environment. A general minimum knowledge in these areas will be valuable when it becomes necessary to employ an especially skilled subcontractor to support the primary investigative matter. The authors of this book are a very unique group of professionals. Each author has a minimum of ten years of investigative experience and many have at least thirty-five years of experience. The majority of the authors have investigative experience with large law enforcement agencies, in military service or at all levels of government. The chapters in the book outline some of the specialized areas in which the experienced private investigator may be involved. Each author has written about his or her specialized area based on personal experiences. This tactic eliminates the inconsequential and concentrates on primary issues. Topics covered include: asset search and recovery; competitive intelligence and knowing the adversary; polygraph examination; marine and maritime matters; forensic accounting; investigating employment claims; capital defense investigations; denied party screening; defending the criminally accused; locating missing heirs; the craft of business intelligence; providing personal protection; product diversion; internet profiling; threat assessments and interventions; computer forensics; workers’ compensation investigations; insurance investigations; using electronic resources in due diligence investigations; accident investigation and reconstruction; and employee theft

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