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Investigations 150 Things You Should Know - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750671828, 9780080509372

Investigations 150 Things You Should Know

1st Edition

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Authors: Lawrence Fennelly Louis Tyska
Paperback ISBN: 9780750671828
eBook ISBN: 9780080509372
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th November 1999
Page Count: 224
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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.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive overview of investigation
  • Easily readable and accessible information supplies all the necessary elements for the beginner or expert investigator
  • Further investigative resources are listed in valuable appendices


Private Security Managers, Consultants, Investigators

Table of Contents

Selected contents
Activities 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


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About the Authors

Lawrence Fennelly

Lawrence J. Fennelly, CPOI, CSSI, is an internationally recognized authority on crime prevention, security planning and analysis and on the study of how environmental factors (CPTED), physical hardware, alarms, lighting, site design, management practices, litigation consultants, security policies and procedures and guard management contribute to criminal victimization. In his security consultant experience he has conducted surveys/audits of large complexes as well as small. Plus written a set of Best Practices. Mr. Fennelly is an Lifetime of the American Society for Industrial Security. This association consists of about 34,000 members who are all in the security profession. He has been involved in several of their National Committees and as well as lecturing for them. He is a past Chair of the Crime Prevention & Loss Prevention Council and in 2015 the Chair of the ASIS, School Safety & Security Council. Currently is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of IFPO.

Affiliations and Expertise

Expert witness and consultant in security, Litigation Consultants Inc.

Louis Tyska

Affiliations and Expertise

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.


"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

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