Private Security and the Investigative Process, Fourth Edition is fully updated and continues to provides complete coverage of the investigative process for private investigations by both individuals and in corporate security environments. This edition covers emerging technology, revised legal and practical considerations for conducting interviews, and new information on case evaluation.
Written by a recognized expert in security, criminal justice, ethics, and the law—with over three decades of experience—the updated edition of this popular text covers concepts and techniques that can be applied to a variety of investigations including fraud, insurance, private, and criminal. It details the collection and preservation of evidence, the handling of witnesses, surveillance techniques, background investigations, and report writing. The book reflects best practices and includes tips for ensuring accurate and reliable private sector security investigations. This new edition includes:
Authoritative, yet accessible, this book is one of the only textbooks dedicated to the subject. It also serves as an important reference for private investigators and security professionals. Complete with numerous forms, checklists, and web exercises, it provides the tools and understanding required to conduct investigations that are professional, ethical, and effective.
Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Private Security Industry and the Investigative Process
Chapter 2 - General Characteristics of a Competent Investigator Introduction
Chapter 3 - Initial Interview and Case Evaluation
Chapter 4 - Witnesses
Chapter 5- Collection of Information
Chapter 6 - Collection of Evidence and Preservation of the Scene
Chapter 7 - Surveillance Techniques
Chapter 8 - Report Writing
Chapter 9 - Investigative Method and Technique: Theft/Property Offenses
Chapter 10 - Investigative Method and Technique: Insurance Cases
Chapter 11 - Investigative Method and Technique: Background Investigations
Chapter 12 - The Security Office: Administrative Issues