The Art of Investigation

The Art of Investigation

Author: Chelsea Binns

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429425236

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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"The Art of Investigation examines the qualities required to be a professional, thorough, and effective investigator. As the title suggests, it delves into more than the steps and procedures involved in managing an investigation, but the "soft" skills necessary to effectively direct and intuit along the way. The editors, and contributing authors, are the best in their field and bring a wealth of real-world knowledge and experience to the subject. There are several publications available on the nuts-and-bolts of the process and stages of an investigation. That ground has been covered. However, little has been published on the investigative skills required, the traits necessary, and the qualities endemic to an inquisitive mind that can be cultivated to improve an investigator's professional skill-set. Each chapter discusses the applicability of the traits, and requirements to the contributors' own work and experience as an investigator. In doing so, the contributors provide a story-or set of stories-from their personal experience which demonstrates their use or a given trait and its importance in the course of their investigative work and career. This will be first-hand experience that will serve to help any investigative profession in the course of their work. The case examples included throughout are sometimes surprising, but always engaging and insightful. An investigator must keep an open mind above all else and this book will seek to "lift the veil" on the inner workings of an investigation in addition to the thought process and inner monologue of an investigator as part of that process. The Art of Investigation will be a welcome addition to any investigators toolkit and will also be of interest to students in criminal justice, security and Homeland Security programs, security consultants, corporate and private security professionals, and the legal community"--

The Art of Scientific Investigation

The Art of Scientific Investigation

Author: W.I.B. Beveridge

Publisher: Edizioni Savine

ISBN: 9788899914356

Category: Science

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Elaborate apparatus plays an important part in the science of to-day, but I sometimes wonder if we are not inclined to forget that the most important instrument in research must always be the mind of man. It is true that much time and effort is devoted to training and equipping the scientist's mind, but little attention is paid to the technicalities of making the best use of it. There is no satisfactory book which systematises the knowledge available on the practice and mental skills—the art—of scientific investigation. This lack has prompted me to write a book to serve as an introduction to research. My small contribution to the literature of a complex and difficult topic is meant in the first place for the student about to engage in research, but I hope that it may also interest a wider audience. Since my own experience of research has been acquired in the study of infectious diseases, I have written primarily for the student of that field. But nearly all the book is equally applicable to any other branch of experimental biology and much of it to any branch of science. – (Cambridge, 1957. W.I.B. Beveridge)

Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime

Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime

Author: Dr Saskia Hufnagel

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409463139

Category: Law

Page: 290

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Art and antiquity crime has usually assumed a place of low interest and priority. That situation has now slowly begun to change on both the local and international level as criminals, encouraged in part by the record sums now being paid for art treasures, are now seeking to exploit the art market more systematically by means of theft, fraud and looting. In this collection academics and practitioners from Australasia, Europe and North America combine to examine the challenges presented to the criminal justice system by these developments.

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

Fraud Examiners in White-Collar Crime Investigations

Fraud Examiners in White-Collar Crime Investigations

Author: Petter Gottschalk

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498725170

Category: Law

Page: 298

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In Fraud Examiners in White-Collar Crime Investigations, Petter Gottschalk examines and evaluates the investigative processes used to combat white-collar crime. He also presents a general theory regarding the economic, organizational, and behavioral dimensions of its perpetrators.Pool Your Resources for a Successful InvestigationGottschalk emphasiz

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts

Author: Howard Silverstone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118234808

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Fully revised, the proven primer on forensic accounting with all-new cases A must-have reference for every business professional, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts, Third Edition is a necessary tool for those interested in understanding how financial fraud occurs and what to do when you find or suspect it within your organization. With comprehensive coverage, it provides insightful advice on where an organization is most susceptible to fraud. Updated with new cases and new material on technology tools in forensic accounting Covers the core accounting, investigative, and legal aspects of forensic accounting for professionals new to the field Covers investigative and legal issues along with accounting schemes Written by a team of recognized experts in the field of forensic accounting, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts, Third Edition is essential reading for accountants and investigators requiring the most up-to-date methods in dealing with financial fraud within their organizations.

Key Challenges in Criminal Investigation

Key Challenges in Criminal Investigation

Author: Martin O'Neill

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447325772

Category: Political Science

Page: 183

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This comprehensive overview and critical analysis of the development and practice of criminal investigation examines decision-making within criminal investigations and links investigative influences on policing with the evidence-based agenda.

Investigations and the Art of the Interview

Investigations and the Art of the Interview

Author: Inge Sebyan Black

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780128226629

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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The Art of Investigative Interviewing, Fourth Edition, builds on the successes of the previous editions providing the reader guidance on conducting investigative interviews, both ethically and professionally. The book can be used by anyone who is involved in investigative interviewing. It is a perfect combination of real, practical, and effective techniques, procedures, and actual cases. The reader learns key elements of investigative interviewing, such as human psychology, proper interview preparation, tactical concepts, controlling the interview environment, and evaluating the evidence obtained from the interview. New to this edition will be coverage of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) tools, workplace investigations, fraud investigations and the role of audit. Larry Fennelly joins original author Inge Sebyan Black, both well-known and respected in the field, providing everything an interviewer needs to know in order to conduct successful interviews with integrity and within the law. Written for anyone involved in investigative interviewing. Provides guidance on conducting investigative interviews professionally and ethically Includes instructions for obtaining voluntary confessions from suspects, victims, and witnesses Builds a foundation of effective interviewing skills with guidance on every step of the process, from preparation to evaluating evidence obtained in an interview

Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries

Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries

Author: Paul Craddock

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136436017

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 642

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The faking and forgery of works of art and antiquities is probably now more extensive than ever before. The frauds are aided by new technologies, from ink jet printers to epoxy resins, and driven by the astronomic prices realised on the global market. This book aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the subject over a wide range of materials, emphasising how the fakes and forgeries are produced and how they may be detected by technical and scientific examination. The subject is exemplified by numerous case studies, some turning out not to be as conclusive as is sometimes believed. The book is aimed at those likely to have a serious interest in these investigations, be they curator, collector, conservator or scientist. Paul Craddock has recently retired from the Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science at the British Museum, where he was a materials scientist.