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NCJ Number: 157097 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Private Investigation: Essential Knowledge and Procedures for the Private Investigator
Author(s): J A Travers
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 253
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-06527-6
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book is designed as an instructional textbook for individuals interested in beginning a career as a private investigator, as well as a resource manual for later reference.
Abstract: The first chapter introduces concepts of investigation; reviews the history of investigation, the criminal justice process, and civil law; and outlines relevant legislation about private investigators, the investigator's professional code of ethics, and tools for skillful report writing. Subsequent chapters deal with specific issues related to private investigation -- narcotics, undercover investigations, surveillance techniques, general investigations, interview and interrogation procedures, legal research, and worker's compensation claims. The final chapter examines the importance of collecting and preserving physical evidence, case preparation, and courtroom testimony. 2 appendixes and 14 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Evidence collection; Investigative techniques; Private investigators; Private police
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