Investigative Trends 2004! Twenty-Two Hot Investigative Trends And
Speciallizations To Help You Grow Your Investigative Business With
More Cases And More Clients
This extensive reference article explores 22 major investigative
trends and services you can learn to market and offer to grow your
private investigative practice. By Ralph Thomas
The Covert Video & Mystery Shopping Services Boom
An Old Investigative Service With A New Twist Creates A Booming
And Highly Lucrative Trend! By Ralph Thomas
Phone Are a GPS Tracking Beacon When Turned On
When a mobile phone is switched on, it's cellular network provider
knows exactly where you are in the world to within a hundred metres
Investigations: A Power Point Presentation Online
By James Harbert Author of Complex
Digital Camera and Digital Photography Tips
Extensive reference for digital cameras and digital photography.
Or How To Avoid The Helter Swelters
Compiled From Various Investigator Mailing Lists
Compiled By Ralph Thomas
Phones That Allow And Disallow GPS Location Tracking
Some cell phones let you disable GPS tracking features. This article
deas with those models.
Tracer Tricks Of The Trade
Compiled From Members Of The Tracer's Forum
Breed of Data Forensics Specialists Help
Recover Data For Use as Courtroom Evidence
Businesses and law firms are increasingly turning to data forensics
specialists to extract and preserve data from computers for use
as courtroom evidence. Civil suits involving fraud, embezzlement,
employment or theft of intellectual property often hinge on electronic
data. Culprits leave a trail of evidence that's difficult to delete
Searching Tutorials, Tools And Resources
This article with links gives you a very good overview of people
searching and skip tracing and both tutorials and free searches
on the net. Worth your time.
Tracking And Technogical Trends
Location tracking is one of those double-edged swords of technology.
It can help find people in an emergency, but it can also make your
whereabouts known to strangers. Explore these new systems.
The Insider Espionage Threat
An extensive article from the federal offiice of the Counterintellgence
Executive in a PDF file download.
Tech Surveillance Techniques And Cutting Edge Technology
This article takes a look at cutting-edge technology as it relates
From The John Reid Investigative Interviewing Web Site.
Big Companies Employing Snoopers For Staff Email
Large companies are now so concerned about the contents of the electronic
communications leaving their offices that they're employing staff
to read employees' outgoing emails.
Detective Karl Hancock Named “Deputy of the Year”
Sheriff John Anderson named Detective Karl Hancock “Deputy
of theYear.” Hancock, who has served Madera County for nearly
14 years, will be honored Thursday, August 12 during a formal ceremonial
dinner at the Elks Lodge in Madera.
Basics-Tailing, Shadowing, Positioning and the Stakeout
This useful article covers the basics of conducting a surveillance.
Although it contains basic knowledge and techniques--it's amazing
even what pros can learn by getting back kto basics.
Anti-Shoplifting Devices Work
Learn about all the different techniques that merchants use to protect
their merchandise! A How Stuff Works article.
Often the only "survivor" among the wreckage, black boxes
help investigators determine what happened in an airplane accident.
Find out how they tell the story after a crash.
Public People Finder Helps Find People With
Free Public Records Sources Online
Keyser, WV- PublicPeopleFinder.com a leading Internet based detective
agency, recently launched a group of new services designed to find
anyone in the world within minutes, providing key background information
to prospective spouses, employees and long-lost relatives sometimes
by Leilani F. Canella
As an investigator, I have had the occasion to read other investigators
reports as part of follow-up assignments. In my experience, I have
found that investigators tend to lay out what it is they have done
in very large paragraphs with the results of the investigation buried
randomly within this rambling dialog.
In The Workplace
If you're surfing at work, you may not be the only one who knows.
More than three-quarters of U.S. companies are actively monitoring
their employees. Watching workers has become an industry unto itself.
Find out exactly how employers are keeping an eye on their people
during working hours.
To Use Public Records Databases
Over the past few years many state and local government agencies
have been moving towards electronic access to their records.
While some of it may be useful in issues stories (i.e.: statistics
on health care or water quality or road characteristics), we'll
be talking here about databases that can help you track down people,
their associates, their assets and their personal histories.
The types of records, what they can provide, and what information
you usually need to search by can help you determine what information
might help you get what you need. Some are statewide databases,
others are local compilations, for which you would have to search
county-by-county to get full coverage.
How unique is your face? New software can identify you by scanning
your features. Learn how facial recognition software can turn any
crowded street into a police lineup.
A free background check can provide some enlightening information
about a person. But what can a free background check tell me that
I don't already know? First, let's take a look at some of the reasons
you might want to conduct your own free background check.
Training From A Military Perspective
This article is from a US Army field training manual but gives you
a very good prospective on surveillance.
Private Investigator Meir Palavsky Admits He Gave Recording to ...Maariv
Private investigator Meir Palavsky was released today after admitting
that he had transferred the recording of former Infrastructure Minister
Joseph Paritzky (Shinui) discussing his attempt to frame Minister
of the Interior Avraham Poraz (Shinui).
Criminal Records Checks In Michigan Flawed
Local 4 Defenders discovered a murderer, a robber, sexual offenders,
and many other criminals convicted of crimes were listed in the
database with clean records.
Detective Treads On Diplomatic Toes
A uthorities here consider Krzysztof Rutkowski to be a bit of an
embarrassment - especially after he used his diplomatic passport
as a member of parliament to track down and arrest three alleged
extortionists in Sweden recently.
Investigator Popular With Some, Not With Others
WICHITA, Kan. - Vern Miller needed to find the guy who had partially
blinded his client's son. Miller turned to someone he knew could
get the job done: Wichita private investigator Emery Goad.
Couples Fight Like Beasts Over Pets
The custody agreement is comparatively simple. Mark gets Sara one
week, Michelle the next, give or take a day or two. If either party
leaves the county, Sara remains with the other.
Grooming and veterinary bills are split.
Investigator Tracking Facts About John Kerry
The hunting of John Kerry has now been contracted to a hired gun.
A private detective retained by "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth"
-- the Texas-based group seeking to discredit John Kerry's military
record -- is contacting veterans who may have information about
the incidents that led to Kerry's Vietnam decorations.
Investigative Agency Hits Back At Intel 'Passing Off' Claims
7intel has accused Intel of "a thinly veiled attempt to bully
them into handing over their legally owned collateral, websites
Piracy Grows As Threat To World Commerce
The Jolly Roger -- the skull-and-crossbones flag of the pirates
of old -- no longer flies from the masts of ships marauding the
Barbary Coast. Bearded men wearing eye patches and peg legs and
brandishing swords and flintlock pistols no longer lead shrieking
boarders over the sides of helpless merchant ships. But if you thought
that maritime piracy was a thing of the past, you were wrong. Pirates
still menace the world's shipping, and the problem is getting worse.
After Death for CAPPS II?
The Department of Homeland Security decides to kill the CAPPS II
passenger-screening program that critics had called ineffective
and invasive. The department may try to revive it with a new name,
but observers don't think it will succeed. By Ryan Singel - A WiredNews
Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange Database
The Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange, a database known
as Matrix, combines state vehicle and crime records with commercial
files owned by a private company. Privacy advocates cry foul as
feds gain access to masses of info on individuals.
Smash Russian Internet Extortion Racket
Police have smashed a Russian extortion racket preying on UK businesses
and betting Web sites, in an ongoing war against Internet crime
that often originates in Russia and Eastern Europe, Reuters reported.
Bin Laden File Harbors Virus
A message posted on over 30,000 Usenet newsgroups, claiming to include
images of Osama bin Laden's suicide, actually contains a Trojan
horse. A Wired News Story
Identifies Suspects In 30 Unsolved Crimes In England
More than 30 prime suspects in long-term unsolved crimes, mainly
rapes, have been identified by using modern DNA analysis.
Loves Click Again Easily - But Cautiously
Internet, reality TV make it easier to reunite couples from the
Available to Discuss Increased Deaths Due to Asbestos
Deaths resulting from past asbestos exposure have increased since
the late 1960s, according to an article by The Associated Press.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims 1,493 people
died in 2000 due to asbestos exposure, which is a severe increase
from 77 deaths reported in 1968. Experts believe the number will
continue to rise as it can take up to 40 years from the time a person
is exposed to asbestos until the time of death. From the 1940s through
the 1970s, asbestos was commonly used for insulating and fireproofing
Electric Underworld Of Spy Ware
They stood in a lineup before me. The sophisticated Lopdotcom and
his dumb vicious brother Lop Hijacker, the sexy but deadly Alexa
Toolbar and the enigmatic CWS_NS3.
DVDs And Death
A pickup truck driver -- who may have been watching a movie at the
time he crashed head-on into an oncoming car -- faces the possibility
of a second-degree murder conviction.
On Trial for China Espionage
Beijing (Reuters) - A Chinese-American businessman will go on trial
in China soon, accused of spying on China for arch-rival Taiwan
while in the United States, Chinese state media said Wednesday.
Woman Faces Nursing Home Abuse Charges
Nicki J. Bradburn, 23, of Middletown is the second person charged
in the Feb. 18 resident abuse and cover-up incident at Maple Ridge
Fires Up Search Engine
MICROSOFT'S internet arm MSN is investing $US5 billion ($7 billion)
to create a search revolution where users will be able to pose questions
and receive real answers - all without leaving the comfort of the
MSN web site and the reach of its advertisers.
Busts Another Piracy Shop
Los Angeles police have busted another movie piracy operation, the
Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.
Claim dentist injected sperm into mouths of female patients. A Smoking