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Security Investigations : A Professional's Guide - Larry Gene Nicholson

Security Investigations

A Professional's Guide


Published: 1st November 1999
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Security Investigations is a comprehensive book that covers the full spectrum of investigative issues. It contains practical self-evaluation exercises that can be applied in both a formal or informal training environment. Corporate security supervisors will find it helpful in establishing policies and procedures for conducting investigations. It is a guide also for those responsible for the security function without prior experience. ie. Director of Human Resources. Forms in the book will assist an organization in standardizing the means to conduct investigations as well as reporting the outcome in a way that ensures that nothing was missed during the investigation. The real worth of an investigator is their ability to adapt to ever changing circumstances. This text gives the investigator a quick reference manual that can be used to: develop the investigation plan, take effective and accurate field notes, conduct an interview, perform surveillance and finally write the report, all within the legal guidelines outlined in the book. As an additional bonus to the reader, the book will include information on how to select and use the proper surveillance equipment.
Gives the reader the opportunity to practice their skills in answering questions based on real-world type investigations.
Offers self-evaluation exercises
Covers the full spectrum of investigative issues

This is a good primer that will guide prospective investigators to a mastery of their profession. -Security Managment

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Becoming an Investigatorp. 1
Developing an Investigation Planp. 11
Report Writingp. 23
The Interviewing Processp. 45
Sources of Informationp. 63
Basic Surveillance Techniquesp. 95
Basic Photography and Videop. 119
Specialized Investigationsp. 131
Workplace Investigationsp. 173
Legal Issuesp. 195
Technology for Investigatorsp. 207
Practicum Reviewp. 213
Formsp. 223
Investigation Books for Continued Educationp. 231
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ISBN: 9780750671477
ISBN-10: 0750671475
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st November 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.29  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.4