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Investigations in the workplace

Author: Eugene Ferraro
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene Ferraro
ISBN: 9781439814802 1439814805 9781439814826 1439814821
OCLC Number: 751781054
Description: xxxv, 567 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The process of investigation --
Investigation terminology --
Investigation defined --
The subject --
Interview v. interrogation --
Fact-finders v. investigators --
Decision-maker v. prosecutor --
Misconduct and malfeasance --
B. the investigative process --
The elements of a successful investigation --
The eight methods of investigation --
The seven phases of investigation --
The differences between the public and private sector --
An historical perspective --
Mission --
Advantages of the public sector --
Advantages of the private sector --
More sophisticated crimes and perpetrators --
Greater use of technology --
More litigious workforce --
Expanded rights and protections of employees --
The fundamentals of fact-finding --
The history of the modern fact-finder --
The lincoln years and origin of the secret service --
The texas rangers --
The creation of the fbi --
The birth of corporate investigations --
The role of the fact-finder --
The fact-finder defined --
Gather facts and evidence --
Document and catalog --
Report findings to a higher authority --
Provide recommendations only when asked --
The objectives of the investigation --
Determining the objectives --
Modifying the objectives --
Potential and intended outcomes --
Prosecution --
Discipline --
Restitution --
Evidence collection and preservation --
The definition of evidence --
Hearsay evidence --
Admissibility and materiality --
Spoliation of evidence --
Evidence retention --
Chain of custody --
The methods of investigation --
Physical surveillance --
Physical surveillance defined --
Stationary and moving surveillance --
Evidence collection and preservation --
Electronic surveillance --
Electronic surveillance defined --
Methods and applications --
Research and audit --
The fundamentals of research and audit --
Statutory prohibitions and restrictions --
Sources of information --
Criminal courts --
Courts and public filings --
Forensic analysis --
Chemical analysis --
Accident and incident reconstruction --
Computer forensics --
Forensic document examination --
Deception detection --
Forensic psychology --
Other forms of forensic analysis --
Undercover --
Undercover investigations defined --
When should undercover be used? --
When undercover operations are not appropriate --
Selecting a vendor --
Selecting the undercover operative --
Operative placement --
Deciding the number of operative to use --
The cover story --
Project management --
Communications --
Drug investigations --
Theft investigations --
Case closure.
Responsibility: Eugene F. Ferraro.
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