The Process of Investigation: Concepts and Strategies for Investigators in the Private Sector

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Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier, 2006 - Business & Economics - 332 pages
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The field of professional investigation has long been considered the exclusive domain of the public sector. In years past, members of private enforcement agencies have been overlooked in favor of their public counterparts. With professionalism marking a new era in private security, the author draws the line and clearly defines the private sector as an individual investigative arm.

The Process of Investigation, Third Edition, continues in its tradition of serving as a valuable handbook for investigators working in the private sector. It contains complete updates since its June '01 publication. This includes mention and coverage, where relevant, of the effects of 9/11 on the security industry, particularly the need to incorporate awareness of terrorism and terrorist activities when investigating any suspicious behavior, events or actions. A legal change in the Fair Credit Reporting Act is included in Chapter 5 specifically; other more minor modifications in legislation that have been passed and implemented since the last edition are also addressed throughout.

The Third Edition contains two brand new chapters. Chapter 10 discusses interviewing and interrogations, written by two premier experts, Doug Wicklander and Dave Zulawski. Chapter 23 addresses the issues of workplace violence, and includes coverage of stalking, domestic violence spillover into workplaces, red flags, and the Theory of Threat Assessment and Management (TAM), among other topics.

- Covers updated legal statutes and their implications as they relate to interviews, video and surveillance recording and background investigations.
- Serves as recommended reading for ASIS's prestigious CPP and PCI certifications
- Has numerous case studies within the text, which present real-world problems and the often complex solutions to solving cases and resolving issues.

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About the author (2006)

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.

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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