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The Process of Investigation, Third Edition, is a book written to address the needs of the private investigator in the security field. Continuing in the tradition of its previous editions, this book covers essential topics which are often overlooked in works that concentrate on the public aspects of investigation. Investigative skills such as surveillance techniques, interviewing and interrogation, evidence, and confessions and written statements are all discussed, and supplemented with updated case studies and examples from the authors’ own experiences.
Major revisions to The Process of Investigation include mention and coverage of the effects of 9/11 on the security industry, the need to incorporate awareness of terrorism and terrorist activities when investigating any suspicious behavior, and two completely new chapters. Chapter 10 discusses interviewing and interrogations, and is written by Doug Wicklander and Dave Zulawski, premier experts in the field. Chapter 23 addresses the issues of workplace violence, and includes coverage of stalking, domestic violence spillover into workplaces, red flags, and the Theory of Threat Assessment and Management (TAM), among other topics. Additionally, other more minor modifications in legislation that have been passed and implemented since the last edition are addressed throughout the book.
- Serves as a valuable reference tool for both the student and the professional
- Contains practical information that can be utilized in real-life investigative situations
- Includes two brand new chapters about interviewing, interrogations, and the Theory of Threat Assessment and Management
Corporate and Private Investigative (P.I.) professionals working in the private sector, new professionals entering the security field (from the military and/or law enforcement). Security managers, security consultants, Undergraduate students in 2- and 4-year colleges in Introduction to Security courses for Security and Law Enforcement majors
I. FUNDAMENTALS OF SECURITY INVESTIGATION
1. The Investigative Process
2. A Comparison of Public and Private Sectors
3. Qualities of the Investigator
4. Managing the Investigative Function
II. METHODS OF SECURITY INVESTIGATION
5. Undercover Investigations
7. Background Investigations
8. Discovering Covert Crimes
III. BUILDING A CASE
9. Interviews and Interrogations
10. An Overview of the Interview and Interrogation Process
12. Written Statements, Admissions, and Confessions
13. The Use of Informants
14. Report Writing and Note Taking
IV. APPLYING INVESTIGATIVE STRATEGIES
15. Problems Arise: The What of Investigation
16. Crime and Solution: The How of Investigation
17. Identifying Suspects: The Who of Investigation
18. Finding Information: The Where of Investigation
19. The Time Factor: The When of Investigation
20. Establishing Motive: The Why of Investigation
V. INVESTIGATIVE TECHNOLOGY
22. Computers in Private Sector Investigations
23. Targeted Violence Investigations
- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2006
- 15th May 2006
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Charles “Chuck” Sennewald, CSC, CPP, is an independent security management consultant and expert witness and the author of numerous Butterworth-Heinemann titles, including "Effective Security Management"; "Security Consulting"; "Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference;" "From the Files of a Security Expert Witness"; and earlier editions of this book "The Process of Investigation." Chuck is a graduate of California State University - Los Angeles with a BS degree in Police Science and Administration. Chuck is also the founder and first president of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), and is a long-time member of ASIS International. He has lectured and is read in countries around the globe.
Independent security management consultant, expert witness, and author, internationally based
John Tsukayama spent twenty-four years as a specialist investigator, starting with the U.S. government. In his twenty-two year career in the private sector he led joint public-private investigation teams while exercising authority as a law enforcement appointee. John’s areas of practice concentration included private sector investigations of theft of goods, embezzlement of funds, drug use and sales in the workplace, and illegal discrimination. He also conducted public sector investigations involving financial crimes, public corruption, embezzlement of public funds, and political campaign fundraising crimes. In addition, John specialized in high-stakes threat assessment and management to prevent targeted violence. John formerly held the designations of Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Professional Certified Investigator (PCI). John holds a PhD from the University of St. Andrews School of International Relations, as well as a Master of Letters in Terrorism Studies (Distinction) and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Political Science/History).
Currently John teaches International Relations, Political Philosophy, and Terrorism Studies classes. He is also doing authoring and research in Political Violence, and is preparing to conduct research on American counter-intelligence during the Cold War.
Instructor, Brigham Young University, Hawaii; former executive vice president, Safeguard Services, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii.
"You get what you pay for in this book — the best available information … this is an effective and valuable investigative manual." --Canadian Security
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