Investigations 150 Things You Should Know


  • Louis Tyska, CPP, Former Managing Director with Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations. He is a member and Past President of the American Society for Industrial Security International and has also served as the Chairman of the Board ASIS in 1982. He has co-authored several books including Controlling Cargo Theft, Security in the Year 2000, Office and Office Building Security, 150 Things You Should Know About Security, and Investigations - 150 Things You Should Know.
  • Lawrence Fennelly, Litigation Consultants Inc., security expert witness and consultant.

By covering the essential tips and techniques for investigators, Investigations: 150 Things You Should Know becomes a useful reference. By further covering the legal guidelines that investigators must follow, it becomes indispensable. Through anecdotes, case studies, and documented procedures the authors of this book have amassed the most complete collection of investigative information available.This ready reference is for anyone interested in investigations. Readers in and out of the law enforcement field will find this book easy to use and understand when seeking explanations about a wide variety of investigative topics including: constitutional law, documentary evidence, interviewing and interrogating, and surveillance.
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Book information

  • Published: June 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7182-8


The authors of this book supply 150 things that the security practitioner should know about investigation. They forgot one: "Buy this book." The wide range of topics in the slender volume renders this book an excellent resource for the department administrator, the law enforcement executive, the supervisor, the hands-on practitioner, and the occasional investigator. There is no task performed by an investigator that doesn't receive some mention in this litle masterpiece. - Security Management, August 2000

Table of Contents

Selected contentsActivities of the Detective; Arrest Tactics; Arson; The Burden of Proof; Cargo Theft Reporting; Checklist - Notification of Finding a Victim; Constitutional Rights; Coordinating with the Police; Crime: Elements of; Crime Scene Investigator's Kit Contents; Crime Scenes, Videotaping; Criminal Justice; Criminal Law In the United States Today; Electronic Surveillance and Wiretapping; Employee Applications; Entrapment; Ethical Issue for Investigative Personnel; Evidence Collection and Processing; The Use of Force; International Intelligence Network; The Internet; Invasion of Privacy; Investigative Chemicals; Investigative Reports: Standards for Writing; Investigative Tips on Fax Fraud; Sources of Investigative Information; Specialized Security Equipment;