Author: Sheila L Stephens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-07-01
Genre: Political Science
Observe someone without being observed. Dig up long-buried dirt. Catch a cheating spouse. The Everything Private Investigation Book shows you the basic research techniques and tricks the pros use. You'll learn how to get background information using a wide range of sources, including newspapers, court records, military files, and even the DMV. Written by experienced investigators, this guide helps you to: Use the Internet to get information on anyone and anything Conduct background checks for prospective employees or tenants Uncover hidden identities and assets Manage a physical or electronic surveillance Protect privacy and avoid identity theft Whether you're a journalist, an amateur genealogist, a business owner, a landlord, or just curious, you'll find essential information in this guide. In addition to being a valuable resource, The Everything Private Investigation Book is also a fascinating read. Even "armchair detectives" will enjoy reading about famous real-life and fictional PIs and the little-known secrets professionals use to crack the case. Sheila L. Stephens was the first female Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) special agent in the state of Alabama and one of the first in the nation. She recently graduated from Boston University with a master's degree in criminal justice. After leaving the ATF due to injury, Ms. Stephens opened a private investigation/security business. She is a criminal justice professor at Andrew Jackson University and a contributing writer and associate editor of The Agent, the newsletter of the National Association of Federal Agents (NAFA). Ms. Stephens lives in Bessemer, AL.
Author: Steven Kerry Brown
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Political Science
The mystique of private investigating draws significant numbers of people to consider it as a career or side business. At the same time, individuals want to learn investigative techniques to solve their own personal and legal problems. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Private Investigating, Third Edition, private investigator and former FBI agent Steven Kerry Brown shares his hard-won expertise on everything you need to know to track down people and information, including: - Tapping phones and recording conversations - Interviewing and interrogating to get important information - Tricky but legal ways to get needed evidence like the pros - Performing onsite, online, and mobile surveillance without being detected - Skip tracing to find lost loves or people who owe money - Investigating backgrounds of potential employees or spouses - Searching public records online and at the courthouse - Catching a cheating spouse and gathering evidence for divorce cases - Finding runaway teenagers - Doing diligent searches connected with adoptions and estates - Tracking down burglars, thieves, pickpockets, and purse snatchers - Advanced techniques and business advice for those interested in starting their own investigative or background screening agency Along the way, Brown shares fascinating stories from his cases that highlight his clever methods for tracking down evidence and helping his clients find out what they need to know.
Author: Michael Cavallaro
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Release Date: 2010-11-30
Genre: Business & Economics
This book was written for anyone who has considered working in the field of private investigation and decided that it would be ideal for them. How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Private Investigation Business will teach you everything you need to know about the profession, starting with the basics of what you can expect and which preconceptions are just Hollywood fancy. You will discern the key differences between a private investigator and a police officer and why those who want to be the latter should consider all their options before getting into private work. You will learn how to choose a niche of investigation and how to think critically. You will pick up tips on how to investigate a case and perform all of your necessary functions legally. Understand how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, meet IRS requirements, manage and train employees, generate high-profile public relations and publicity, and implement low-cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as methods to increase sales and have customers refer others to you. This book imparts thousands of insider tips and useful guidelines, including case studies of real world successful private investigation businesses. Discover how to hire contractors and attract clients. Determine which licenses, liability insurance, contracts, and forms you will need, such as privacy agreements. You will find out what tools you need, including the right camera and lenses. Employ modern computer equipment to accent your investigations and use the internet to search through public records, private databases, and courthouse records to speed up the process. Learn how to perform background investigations, interviews, and surveillance and the basics of each type of investigation. Learn how to draw up a winning business plan using the companion CD-ROM with an actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word™. Familiarize yourself with basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.
Nashville based private investigator Norma Tillman specializes in finding and reuniting families & friends, and locating missing heirs. In Private Eye 101, she has written a guide for becoming a private investigator. This book is intended for the novice who wants to become a private investigator as well as for former law enforcement, former military intelligence, security personnel, paralegals, legal professionals, or other individuals. Learn how to obtain a license, how to set up a private investigation agency, how to market your services, how to find information, types of investigative cases, contracts and report writing, and much more.
Author: Dr. James D. Menser
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Menser Security and Detective Training Agency, Inc. (MSDTA) have amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fi eld of security. A former Law Enforcement Offi cer, Detective James D. Menser Sr. Ph.D, President and C.E.O. of Menser Security founded the organization and Detective Training, Inc., comes from a long history of undercover operations security enforcement. Detective Menser was fi rst introduced to security in 1973 where he performed as a store detective. Due to his success, he gained employment at larger agencies providing additional responsibility, a wealth of knowledge and the inner workings of security. Menser has personally experienced every capacity of security from actual security guard service to middle and upper management services as well as sales representative for ERS Security and Detective Agency (bodyguard).
Chuck Chambers has seen it all in his 22 years as a P.I., working thousands of cases. His hands-on experience and hard-nosed detective work has made him one of the most sought-after private investigators in the business. Here, Chambers shares his insider expertise, with true case histories from his files, tricks of the trade, and step-by-step advice to help readers be able to: - Catch a cheating spouse - Uncover hidden assets, monetary malfeasance, and fraud - Tail and track a mark - Use the Internet to get information on anything and anyone - Protect one's privacy - Prepare an intelligence file on anyone-on and off line - Find and preserve legal evidence *The Private Investigator's Handbook is as fascinating to read as it is useful for anyone looking to get the undercover legal help they need, and the peace of mind they deserve.
Author: Randy Shilts
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2007-11-27
Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.
Author: Mometrix Media LLC
Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Study Aids
***Includes Practice Test Questions*** PSAT Exam Secrets helps you ace the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) Preliminary SAT Test, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive PSAT Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. PSAT Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to PSAT Success: Time Is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Study Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive Critical Reading review including: Determining the Relationships, Making Strategic Eliminations, Recognizing Switchback Words, Understanding Word Types, Finding the Right Opportunities, When Truth Doesn't Equal Correctness, Avoiding the Trap of Familiarity, Making Logic Work for You, Skimming Techniques to Save Time; A comprehensive Math review including: The Easiest Math Review You'll Ever Read, Solving for Variables, Breezing Through Word Problems, Keeping Probability Simple, Using the Right Formulas, Graphing for Success, Racing Through Ratios, Understanding Line Plotting, Mastering Difficult Problems; A comprehensive Writing Skills review including: Checking Your Work, Keys to Quick Improvements, Recognizing Not So Obvious Errors, Simplicity is Bliss, How to Recognize Parallelism, Secrets to Using Good Punctuation, Clearing Up Word Confusion, Understanding Grammar Type, Beware of Added Phrases, Comparative Methods, Maintaining the Flow, and much more...
Author: Philip Becnel, IV
Release Date: 2009-12
Genre: Study Aids
While popular movies and novels romanticize the role of private investigators, the reality is quite different. It takes intense training, skill, and dedication to become a detective and the journey is far from easy. Fortunately, professional private investigator Philip Becnel offers his expertise to help you navigate this career in Private Investigator Entry Level (02E) Drawn from Becnel s experience working as a private investigator and college instructor, this informative textbook offers an excellent balance of both theory and practice, and raises the bar on the quality of all private investigation instruction. Divided into informative, easy-to-understand sections, Becnel discusses important topics such as: Types of investigators Ethics and professionalism General investigative skills Documents and laws exclusive to the investigating profession Categories of investigations And much more Written specifically as an instructional tool for the entry course required of all private investigators in the state of Virginia, this essential handbook nevertheless is a perfect textbook for beginners in any state and a reference manual for more seasoned investigators anywhere. Both entertaining and educational, this guide is a must for anyone interested in delving into the world of private investigating.
Author: Roger J. Willard
Publisher: Paladin Press
Release Date: 1997-11-01
If your goal is to launch a career in private investigation, you've got to do your homework. This self-paced, hands-on workbook and guide will prep you on education and training, licensing, office equipment and supplies, marketing, field equipment, report writing, photography and videotaping, firearms and more.
This updated and expanded edition of Be Your Own Detective includes the new technological advances in the art of snooping. High-tech devices developed for the most part by the military—night vision goggles, bugging and tapping equipment, sound amplification dishes are all now available (at reasonable to staggering prices) at the neighborhood electronics shop. The worldwide web is an amazing one-stop source of information. Authors Fallis and Greenberg have compiled the host of opportunities offered by the web and point out how they may be accessed most efficiently and effectively.
Author: Daniel Ribacoff
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2016-02-09
Have you ever wanted to be your own private eye? Have you ever wanted to track down long-lost relatives or people who've scammed you? Have you ever wanted to know if your kids really are where they say they are? Or if your significant other is cheating on you? Or how to locate assets in order to collect on a judgment? In I, Spy, world-renowned private investigator Dan Ribacoff will show you how. With decades of experience in public safety, private investigation, and credibility assessment, Dan will teach you: The do's and don'ts of surveillance How to conduct a stakeout--from what to wear to what to bring How to track down anyone anywhere How to collect and interpret evidence How to tell if someone is lying How to utilize informants How to protect your home, your valuables, and your privacy How to go off-grid, for now or forever How to know if you're being stalked The fundamentals of garbage retrieval And much, much more! Learn the art of private investigation from a pro. With Dan's time-tested tips and stories of true crime detection--straight from the gritty streets of New York City--you'll be hot on the trail in no time!
Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Release Date: 2017-10-05
Want to get your poetry published? There's no better tool for making it happen than Poet's Market 2018, which features hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including listings for book and chapbook publishers, print and online poetry publications, contests, and more. These listings include contact information, submission preferences, insider tips on specific editors want, and - when offered - payment information. In addition to the completely updated listings, Poet's Market offers brand-new articles devoted to the craft and business of poetry, including how to handle a book launch, delivering poetry in unusual places, starting your own poetry workshop, and more. You will also gain access to: Lists of conferences, workshops, organizations, and grants A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-17
Author: Frank M Ahearn
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2010-06-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
What information about you is out there? Who might have access to it? What can you do about it? In this rapidly changing electronic world, your personal information is no longer your own. Online databases can sell your details to anyone who asks, and your phone records, internet usage, bills, warranties and even your rubbish can reveal more about you than you think. 'Disappearing' gives you the freedom to escape this intrusion. When you disappear, you create your own world and dictate its borders. It might be as simple as removing your details from the public record, or as complex as moving overseas without a trace. Here, you'll discover the tools you need to help you disappear, both online and in the flesh, and how to make sure you stay invisible. Packed with case studies and useful references, How to Disappear also provides practical advice on: • Disappearing from a stalker • Identity theft protection • Internet privacy • Living offshore and incognito