The Process of Investigation. Edition No. 4

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  • Book
  • 368 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The Process of Investigation, Fourth Edition addresses the needs of today's private sector investigative professional by providing a full-spectrum treatment of the investigative process, from case inception and investigative strategy selection to executing complex investigative techniques, to creating reports useful for corporate, legal, and prosecutorial purposes. Continuing in the tradition of its previous editions, The Process of Investigation, Fourth Edition covers essential topics overlooked in books on the public aspects of investigation. Investigative skills such as surveillance techniques, interviewing and interrogation, collecting and documenting evidence, and taking confessions and written statements are all discussed, and supplemented with updated case studies and examples from the authors' own professional experiences.

  • Teaches the fundamentals of the investigative process and serves as a valuable reference tool for both the student and the professional
  • Experienced professionals can brush up on seldom-used specialty skills, and reconsider existing methods and approaches
  • Includes a new chapter on discrimination investigations
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Chapter 1. The Investigative Process

Chapter 2. A Comparison of Public and Private Sectors

Chapter 3. Qualities of the Investigator

Chapter 4. Managing the Investigative Function


Chapter 5. Undercover Investigations

Chapter 6. Surveillance

Chapter 7. Background Investigations

Chapter 8. Discovering Covert Crimes


Chapter 9. Interviews and Interrogations

Chapter 10. An Overview of the Interview and Interrogation Process

Chapter 11. Evidence

Chapter 12. Written Statements, Admissions, and Confessions

Chapter 13. The Use of Informants

Chapter 14. Report Writing and Note Taking


Chapter 15. Problems Arise: The What of Investigation

Chapter 16. Crime and Solution: The How of Investigation

Chapter 17. Identifying Suspects: The Who of Investigation

Chapter 18. Finding Information: The Where of Investigation

Chapter 19. The Time Factor: The When of Investigation

Chapter 20. Establishing Motive: The Why of Investigation


Chapter 21. Imagery

Chapter 22. Computers in Private Sector Investigations

Chapter 23. Targeted Violence Investigations

Chapter 24. Discrimination Investigations
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Sennewald, Charles A.
Charles A. Sennewald
Independent security management consultant, expert witness, and author, internationally based

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.
Tsukayama, John
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.

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