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NCJ Number: 134817 Find in a Library
Title: Private Security and the Investigative Process
Author(s): C P Nemeth
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 371
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-626-4
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended both for beginning and experienced security professionals, this text explains the role of private security professionals in criminal investigations and provides step-by-step instructions for conducting and documenting investigations in a wide variety of cases.
Abstract: Individual chapters explain the increasing role of private security in law enforcement; the personal characteristics and professional skills needed by competent investigators; and techniques for conducting initial interviews. Additional chapters focus on methods of obtaining evidence from law and expert witnesses; the gathering of information from public and private sources; evidence collection and preservation; surveillance techniques; and techniques for report writing. The text then applies these basic skills to specific case situations, including theft and property offenses, insurance cases, accident investigations, and background checks of individuals. Finally, administrative aspects of operating a security office are described. Figures, forms, checklists, photographs, and chapter reference notes
Main Term(s): Investigative techniques; Police-private police cooperation
Index Term(s): Evidence collection; Interview and interrogation; Preliminary investigations; Security management
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