The Process Of Investigation: Concepts And Strategies For Investigators In The Private Sector

Hardcover | January 8, 2015

byCharles A. Sennewald, John TsukayamaEditorCharles A. Sennewald

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The Process of Investigation,Fourth Editionaddresses 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 Editioncovers 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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The Process of Investigation,Fourth Editionaddresses 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,...

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 Wi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 8, 2015Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128001666

ISBN - 13:9780128001660

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Table of Contents

PART I. FUNDAMENTALS OF SECURITY INVESTIGATION

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

PART II. METHODS OF SECURITY INVESTIGATION

Chapter 5. Undercover Investigations

Chapter 6. Surveillance

Chapter 7. Background Investigations

Chapter 8. Discovering Covert Crimes

PART III. BUILDING A CASE

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

PART IV. APPLYING INVESTIGATIVE STRATEGIES

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

PART V.TECHNOLOGICAL AND SPECIALIZED INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES

Chapter 21. Imagery

Chapter 22. Computers in Private Sector Investigations

Chapter 23. Targeted Violence Investigations

Chapter 24. Discrimination Investigations