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.
- 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
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
Lawrence J. Fennelly 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.
Mr. Fennelly was previously employed with Apollo Security, Computershare, Inc., as well as a sergeant at Harvard College, employed by the Harvard University Police Department in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was trained as a crime prevention specialist and served in this capacity for over 21 years at Harvard. He was also the department's training officer and assistant court officer. As part of his role as an officer at Harvard, Larry also was a deputy sheriff in both Suffolk and Middlesex counties (Massachusetts).
Mr. Fennelly is a frequent speaker and lecturer on CPTED, physical security, school crime, and other issues. He serves as an expert witness who works closely with attorneys in defense as well as plaintiff cases, assisting in case preparation, offering knowledgeable questions to ask the opposing side, etc. He has also done a considerable amount of consultant work throughout the United States. His experience ranges from identifying vulnerabilities to conducting security and lighting surveys, working with architects to design and implement security, and developing long range guard training programs and risk assessments of various facilities.
He is also a prolific author. His titles include such well-known security books as "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design," "Effective Physical Security," and "Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention."