The Process of Investigation

The Process of Investigation

Author: Charles A. Sennewald

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0750673990

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

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The Process of Investigations is co-authored by professionals with broad experience in both private and public sector investigations spanning five decades. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors have updated and revised all chapters, targeting corporate executives, shoplifters, organized burglary rings, warehouse thieves, cashiers, workplace drug dealers, and corrupt public officials. Written for both the student and professional alike, this book compares and contrasts public and private sector enforcers, pinpoints the unique problems facing the investigator in a private agency, and provides updated case studies that illustrate the theories and techniques discussed. * Practical, timely, and incisive information that can be put to use in real situations * Two new added chapters on Imagery and Computers * Easily understood style clearly defines the private sector as an individual investigative arm

Process of Investigation

Process of Investigation

Author: Charles A. Sennewald

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080480404

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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The Process of Investigation, Third Edition, is a book written to address the needs of the private investigator in the security field. Continuing in the tradition of its previous editions, this book covers essential topics which are often overlooked in works that concentrate on the public aspects of investigation. Investigative skills such as surveillance techniques, interviewing and interrogation, evidence, and confessions and written statements are all discussed, and supplemented with updated case studies and examples from the authors’ own experiences. Major revisions to The Process of Investigation include mention and coverage of the effects of 9/11 on the security industry, the need to incorporate awareness of terrorism and terrorist activities when investigating any suspicious behavior, and two completely new chapters. Chapter 10 discusses interviewing and interrogations, and is written by Doug Wicklander and Dave Zulawski, premier experts in the field. 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. Additionally, other more minor modifications in legislation that have been passed and implemented since the last edition are addressed throughout the book. Serves as a valuable reference tool for both the student and the professional Contains practical information that can be utilized in real-life investigative situations Includes two brand new chapters about interviewing, interrogations, and the Theory of Threat Assessment and Management

Accountability, Investigation And Due Process in International Organizations

Accountability, Investigation And Due Process in International Organizations

Author: Chris De Cooker

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789004147935

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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This work brings together a number of papers written by experts, mostly senior and active international civil servants, but also retired staff, analyzing the measures taken in international organizations in order to obtain greater accountability. Codes of conduct have been introduced, as well as more detailed measures of control. This has also required review of due process and dispute resolution provisions. The main objective of these codes of conduct is to foster appropriate behaviour of staff, but, ideally, these codes should also be instrumental in avoiding disputes, since staff knew more clearly what is expected of them. This book is a reflection of exchanges of views and information between administrative lawyers and, to some extent, investigators/prosecutors to ensure that the organizations become more transparent, corruption free and respective of the highest standards. Accountability and transparency have now become the rule, and increasingly also the practice. Much is still to be done, however. Discussions are ongoing in many organizations. This work's purpose is also to contribute to these discussions. In addition to the analytic and frank contributions, this work contains various documents of international organizations, reflecting the codes of conduct and charters of values now in place.

Process Control of Activated Sludge Plants by Microscopic Investigation

Process Control of Activated Sludge Plants by Microscopic Investigation

Author: Dick H. Eikelboom

Publisher: IWA Publishing

ISBN: 9781900222297

Category: Science

Page: 172

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This title is only available as a free copy to download from the WaterWiki. To download your free copy of the eBook, click here. The manual can be used independantly but when used in combination with the CD-ROM, it makes a unique tool for process operators to diagnose and solve operational problems. It is also a valuable educational and training package for universities and post experience courses. Click here for more details about the CD-ROM Process stability and final effluent quality largely depend upon the composition of the biomass in an activated sludge plant. Operational problems such as bulking and scum formation occur when the wrong micro-organisms are dominating the sludge population. Microscopic sludge investigation is therefore essential for process control and stable plant operation. The manual outlines the theoretical framework, extensively illustrated with full-colour micrographs. Contents Microscopy Microscopic sludge investigation Characteristics of activated sludge flocs Filamentous micro-organisms Protozoa and metazoa Conclusions of microscopic sludge investigation The activated sludge process Operational problems Bulking sludge Scum formation

The Social Process of Scientific Investigation

The Social Process of Scientific Investigation

Author: W.R. Knorr

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400991095

Category: History

Page: 328

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practice, some of which is translated into the standard forms of public discourse, in publication, and then retranslated by readers and adapted again to local practice at self-selected other sites. Less may be left implicit, and additional personal and contextual information is carried, by the "informal" methods of communication which mediate local projects and international publication. But both methods of communication are screens as well as conduits of information. History and Background of the Volume When the planning of this volume began in the spring of 1977, it seemed a natural part of the mandate for the Yearbook. There had also been a number of more specific calls for deeper studies of research in social and historical context (3). These calls can be seen as giving permission and legitimacy to ask questions otherwise seen as irrelevant, or even disrespectful, and as attempts to develop new perspectives from which to ask and to answer them. The implied and expressed irreverence toward traditions and institutions of great respect may have prolonged this process of initial apologetics. In any case, in May 1977 the theme of 'The Social Process of Scientific Investigation' was proposed to the Editorial Board for Volume IV as "the heart of the subject. " That is, the ethnographic and detailed historical study of actual scientific activity and thinking at or close to the work site.

Experimental Investigation of a semi-industrial Carbonate Looping Process for scale-up

Experimental Investigation of a semi-industrial Carbonate Looping Process for scale-up

Author: Jochen Bernd Ludwig Hilz

Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

ISBN: 9783736960459

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 170

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An efficient post-combustion capture technology is the carbonate looping (CaL) process reducing the amount of CO2 released by fossil fuelled power and industrial plants (CCS/U). Limestone based sorbents are circulated between two interconnected circulating fluidized bed (CFB) reactors. In a first reactor, the carbonator, the main part of CO2 contained in the flue gas of an upstream emission source is absorbed by CaO. The CO2 is released and the sorbent regenerated under oxy-firing conditions in a second reactor, the calciner. The present work discusses the results obtained from experimental investigation of the Carbonate Looping process in semi-industrial 1 MWth scale. Long-term pilot tests were conducted to improve the process and gain reliable experimental data to scale up the CaL process to industrial size. The type of fuel, sorbent, flue gas composition, reactor design, and operating conditions were varied to assess the operability and the long-term effects on the process performance. During periods of up to 60 h, parameters were not changed to achieve steady-state conditions. The stability of the CaL process in semi-industrial size was proven by steady-state CO2 absorption for more than 1,500 h with interconnected circulating fluidized bed reactors with absorption rates in the carbonator higher than 90% and overall capture rates higher than 95 %. The experimental data obtained in this work provide the basis to take the CaL process to the next stage of development, a demonstration pilot with a thermal size of 20 MWth. A conceptual plant setup for this demonstration unit was derived from the operational experience in the 1 MWth pilot plant. Based on evaluation of pilot testing and with the help of a validated process model, the design parameters were defined and verified. The heat and mass balancing for various operating cases was carried out to define the boundary conditions for the engineering of the demonstration pilot. Furthermore, the assessment of the demonstration pilot showed the expected performance.

Cybercrime and Cloud Forensics: Applications for Investigation Processes

Cybercrime and Cloud Forensics: Applications for Investigation Processes

Author: Ruan, Keyun

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466626935

Category: Law

Page: 348

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While cloud computing continues to transform developments in information technology services, these advancements have contributed to a rise in cyber attacks; producing an urgent need to extend the applications of investigation processes. Cybercrime and Cloud Forensics: Applications for Investigation Processes presents a collection of research and case studies of applications for investigation processes in cloud computing environments. This reference source brings together the perspectives of cloud customers, security architects, and law enforcement agencies in the developing area of cloud forensics.

Investigation of industrially-suited processes for deposition of oxide thin films by high power impulse magnetron sputtering.

Investigation of industrially-suited processes for deposition of oxide thin films by high power impulse magnetron sputtering.

Author: Felipe de Campos Carreri

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783839612873

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 220

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The scope of this work is to investigate and to develop advanced HIPIMS processes for deposition of oxides, utilizing industrial-scale equipment and technology. Two classes of oxide materials were studied: insulating (aluminum oxide) and conducting oxides (indium-tin oxide and aluminum-doped zinc oxide). The electrical properties of the oxides have a significant influence on the process design, as the issues and approaches for deposition of insulating materials are fairly different from conducting materials. Different types of reactive process control were also investigated, utilizing optical emission spectroscopy to control the oxygen flow and lambda probes to control the discharge power. A non-reactive process was also studied for indium-tin oxide.