Undercover Investigations for the Workplace


  • Eugene F. Ferraro, C.P.P., CFE, Founder and President of Group Dynamics, Golden, Colorado

As security professionals, lawyers, personnel directors, and corporate executives are confronted by the demands of loss prevention, asset protection, and ever-expanding employee rights, there is a growing demand for more up-to-date information about workplace investigations. This book defines and explores the process of undercover investigations as well as delving into the legal aspects of undercover and the role of an effective litigation avoidance strategy. Undercover Investigations makes a rational and authoritative plea for legitimacy of undercover in the workplace.Undercover Investigations is sufficiently detailed as to serve the reader who is contemplating an undercover investigation for the first time, or one who uses them regularly. It contains several modern case studies, statistics checklists and references making it an authoritative work on the subject of undercover and workplace investigations.
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Investigators, security managers who need to hire investigators and/inform themselves about undercover investigations


Book information

  • Published: November 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7048-7


The book is thorough and straightforward. Ferraro uses short paragraphs and a real case format. -Security Management Ferraro's work sheds new light on how investigations should be conducted. -Security Management This easy reading text is highly recommended to all persons associated with investigative work. -Security Management

Table of Contents

The Justification and the Legitimacy of Undercover Investigation in the Modern Workplace; Pre-Investigation Preparation and Operative Placement; Case Management and Communications; Drug Investigations; Theft Investigations; Organized Labor and Other Important Management Considerations; Case Closure and Shutdown; Litigation Avoidance; Measuring Results; The Future; Appendix