Practical Methods for Legal Investigations: Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Practical Methods for Legal Investigations

Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases, 1st Edition

By CLI, Dean A. Beers

CRC Press

382 pages

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Legal investigators are responsible for providing factual evidence � as the fact finders, they are the foundation for the attorneys they work with daily. The attorney is responsible for forming and implementing the legal strategy and presenting it to the judge or jury. The legal investigator provides checks and balances to ensure that no evidence i

Table of Contents

What Is a Professional Legal Investigator? Stage 1: Prepare. Stage 2: Inquire. Stage 3: Analyze. Stage 4: Document. Stage 5: Report. Understanding the Completion of this Investigative Protocol. The 80/20 Rule of Investigation (and All Things Related). Rules and Ethics as Agent for Attorneys. Equivocal Legal Investigations and Subject Assessment. The Legal Investigator‘s Relationship with Families.Conducting Comprehensive Background Investigations. Crash Course on Forensic Photography. Reviewing and Comprehending Autopsy Reports. Introduction to Common Composite Scenarios: Using This Investigative Protocol and Reporting. Investigating Nursing Home and Elder Deaths (and Abuse). Equivocal Death Analysis and Investigation. Investigating Motor Vehicle Collisions. Criminal Defense Felony Assault and Sex Assault. Glossary. Appendices. Acronyms. Index.

About the Author

Dean A. Beers, CLI, formed his legal investigative agency in 1987, quickly becoming a leading and innovative provider of investigative, legal, and trial support services. His services include incident and scene investigations, causation of injuries and death, photography, videography, interviews, evidence collection, records and reports reviews, statement analysis, and many other related services. Beers has lectured extensively and is a regular contributing editor to The Legal Investigator, a publication of the National Association of Legal Investigators.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Security / General
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science