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The Official Newsletter Of The National Association Of Investigative Specialists
Keeping Investigators Informed And Up-To-Date For 30 Years! - Editor- Ralph Thomas

December 10th, 2006 Edition

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Investigative Articles

Pre-Employment Screening – What You And Your Client Need to Know- By Kevin Conrad
Complete Security Investigations in Dallas Texas
Let's pretend that you're a hiring professional working in a medium to large sized company. You have placed your ads for a new employee on all the important sites, and the response has been fantastic. After weeks of interviewing, you decide on one person and offer him or her the job, contingent upon the results of a background
screening.

Guarding Against Claims of False Imprisonment
The concept of "false imprisonment" is usually associated with a criminal act relating to abduction or kidnapping. However, this web tip relates to false imprisonment as a civil suit. The definition varies somewhat state by state, but the civil claim of false imprisonment generally involves creating an environment where a person is significantly deprived of their freedom to leave an area. A company or agency that is found guilty of false imprisonment may face huge punitive damages. A John Reid Article.

Handwriting Evidence Meets Reliability Criteria
On May 13, 1999, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that the district court properly admitted handwriting identification evidence as satisfying the "scientifically reliable" criteria of the Daubert case in United States v. Paul,....175 F.3d 90.6 (11th Cir. 1999). At the same time, the reviewing court held that the trial court properly excluded a law professor's testimony criticizing the reliability of handwriting identification evidence because he lacked the skill, experience, training, or education in the field.

Close-up Photography for Evidence
The following lighting methods are effective for photographing various evidence subjects. The effects should be previewed in order to select the best lighting technique for the evidence subject. by Steve Staggs

Dog Scent Evidence...Is it Scientific?
Ten years ago Taslitz (1990), in his comprehensive study on dog scent lineups, expressed a view that the uniqueness and stability of human odour had not been established yet and experimental research in the area of dog scent identification still was in its infancy, therefore scent lineups should be excluded from evidence in court. A decade in forensic science is more than a century in law, however, so it seems worthwhile to look at the possibilities of canine human scent identification again.

The Role of Criminal Profiling in the Development of Trial Strategy
In 1972, the FBI's newly formed Behavioral Science Unit developed and propagated some of the earliest psychological profiling techniques and training, which were first taught to students at the FBI National Academy by SA Howard Teten and SA Pat Mullany. They espoused the idea that constructing a criminal profile from the physical evidence in an unsolved case could effectively aid in the process of suspect development, and investigative strategy. The past three decades have been a continual exercise in demonstrating that they were right.

Trends! Does the Internet Make Cheating Easier – Or Just Easier to ...
... Evidence gathered by a private investigator can be crucial, especially if unfaithfulness leads to a divorce in which custody and assets must be decided. ...

Attacking The Invisible: Tools For Preventing The Admission of "Recovered Memory" Evidence At Trial
It sounds like fodder for an ABC Sunday night made-for-tv-movie: A young man or woman is suffering from depression and seeks therapy. The concerned therapist, hyper-enlightened about the high incidence of sexual abuse against children, immediately (almost telepathically) suspects that the patient's depression is a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder arising from repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse. The therapist learns that the patient has recurring nightmares involving a shadowy, unidentifiable, vaguely threatening figure. The therapist believes these nightmares are the key to the patient's repressed memories, and assists the patient in unlocking the images of the dream.

Private Eye Remains Skeptical After Police Declare River Death a Homicide
Crime Library - New York,NY,USA
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Crime Library) — After four years often spent at odds with the Minneapolis Police department, private investigator Chuck Loesch says he's ...

Evaluation of Analytical Methodologies for Non-Intrusive Drug Testing: Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Cocaine from Hair
In recent years, human hair has received considerable attention as a toxicological specimen for evidence of chronic drug use in clinical and forensic investigations. Compared with urinalysis, hair analysis has the potential for greatly expanding the time window for drug detection. In addition, sample acquisition for hair drug testing is less intrusive. NIJ Report

Domestic Violence Homicides
Domestic violence homicides are among the most prevalent interpersonal violence murders committed in these United States. By Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S. Former Commander, Bronx Homicide, NYPD

BREAKING NEWS FLASH! Woman indicted again in Hollywood wiretapping case
San Diego Union Tribune - United States
... perjury has been indicted by a federal grand jury on similar charges stemming from the wiretapping case against Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano ...

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State-By-State Directory Of Laws On Bail Recovery
This is an excellent site with laws on every state as it pertains to bail enforcement and fugitive recovery.

NAIS Public Records Links Updated
This section has been completely Updated thanks to the help of NAIS member Allen Elfman. Here you will find public records on the county and state level for each state, federal public records links and a host of other links all on one links page. Bookmark this!

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Trends! Cops grab counterfeit merchandise
LYNN - Police raids on three downtown businesses last Wednesday took hundreds of pairs of counterfeit Nike shoes from shelves, leading to one arrest on felony charges. Over 1,000 items, representing $128,000 in retail sale value, were seized during the raid.

Phony goods at 4 local retailers part of global black market
Virginian Pilot - Norfolk,VA,USA
... The investigation began in December 2004 when a private investigator hired by Nike discovered 72 pairs of counterfeit shoes at the Military Circle store. ...

With the Help Of a PI-Morgantown woman finds her father, and her crown
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
... Culberson, who learned that her mother had died of cancer about 15 years earlier, hired a private investigator to find her father. ...

News Stories

Many police officers fear being sued more than being murdered
Officer Dillon Stewart of the New York Police Department was fatally shot Nov. 28, 2005 in Brooklyn, N.Y., while attempting to pull over a car with stolen license plates that had sped through a red light. Officer Stewart ignored the wound and helped try to catch the gunman before dying later at a hospital. (AP/New York Police Department) U.S. law enforcement agencies are struggling with the threat of lawsuits regarding the conduct of officers.

Private Detective Comes out of the Shadows
With the recent negative press, at least one Private Investigator has gone public, to discuss the day to day Business, as a Real Private Detective.

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Dying spy accused Kremlin agent
THE former Russian spy who died last week from radiation poisoning named a senior Kremlin agent as the man he believed responsible for targeting him.

Trends! The latest must-have accessory for New York's daters - a private detective...
... latest trend for the legion of single people is to check exactly whom they are meeting for dinner with the help of the city's famed private detective agencies. ...

Former security guard sues KDKA-TV, reporter
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA

Spy poison case detectives to fly to Moscow
By Andrew Alderson, Chief Reporter and Colin Freeman in Moscow, Sunday
Detectives will fly to Moscow and Rome this week in an attempt to unravel the mysterious radioactive poisoning in London of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian defector.

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Officer in Bush Motorcade Accident Dies
A motorcycle officer injured last week while escorting President Bush in the islands died Sunday, police said.

Prostitutes fear serial killer in Atlantic City
Atlantic City New Jersey (Reuters) - In Atlantic City, the prostitutes toil not far from this gambling city's famed Boardwalk hoping to turn a trick even though many know a serial killer on the loose has murdered their sister streetwalkers.

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