A Start-Up And Field Manual For
Investigators And Those Who Wish To
Become A Successful One

• Provides case studies to illustrate concepts
• Includes practical tips and "how to" information
• Covers use of the computer and the Internet
• Offers tips for starting up your business

by Rory J. McMahon

A text for those wishing to enter the field as private investigators, offering comprehensive coverage of the industry. Topics covered include necessary skills for an investigator, interviewing and interrogation, taking statements, computers and the Internet, testifying in court, setting up practice, and more.

Practical Handbook for Private Investigators Written by Rory J. McMahon, an experienced, certified legal investigator with twelve years of federal law enforcement experience, this exciting new book provides the inside detail, the tools, the techniques and the background you will use to succeed in the fascinating world of private investigation.

Since the trial of O.J. Simpson, the "profession" of private investigation has risen to a new level of respect among both the legal community and the public at large because the success of O.J.'s " Dream Team" was largely a result of the brilliant work done by defense investigators. Private investigators are often called upon to provide information for cases that are not criminal or when regular law enforcement cannot fit a more in-depth investigation into its criminal caseload. Investigators are called upon to conduct surveillance, asset searches, and background checks on individuals and corporations. While most books on private investigation tackle specific field-related topics, Practical Handbook for Private Investigators provides the first comprehensive coverage. Rory McMahon, a recognized leader in the industry, clears up many misconceptions about the world of private investigation as he guides experienced private investigators, as well as those wishing to enter the field. This practical handbook is a compendium of the work performed, with descriptions of the various types of investigations, case studies, and practical tips. Besides showing you how to conduct every kind of investigation, the book also offers advice on how to testify, how to set up practice, and how to get licensed.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Skills Needed to Become a Successful Investigator
  • Principles of Investigation
  • Interviews, Interrogation and Taking Statements
  • Legal Investigations
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Computer Crime
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Insurance and Arson Investigation
  • Domestic Investigations
  • Due Diligence and Background Investigations
  • Locates and Skip Tracing
  • Surveillance
  • Service of Process
  • Testifying in Court
  • Ethics
  • Finding a Niche
  • Operating a Private Investigative Agency
  • Professional Associations
  • Getting Licensed



A Start-Up And Field Manual For Investigators And Those Who Wish
To Become A Successful One
Hardcover, 312 Pages, 6.25 X 9.5 Inches.
by Rory J. McMahon

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