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Undercover Investigations for the Workplace - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750670487, 9780080519876

Undercover Investigations for the Workplace

1st Edition

Author: Eugene F. Ferraro
eBook ISBN: 9780080519876
Paperback ISBN: 9780750670487
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 23rd November 1999
Page Count: 320
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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.

Key Features

  • Authoritative work that will serve as a useful handbook
  • Provides modern case studies, statistics and checklists
  • Explores the legal aspects of undercover and the role of an effective litigation avoidance strategy


Investigators, security managers who need to hire investigators and/inform themselves about undercover investigations

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


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About the Author

Eugene F. Ferraro

Affiliations and Expertise

Founder and President of Group Dynamics, Golden, Colorado


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

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