Reinvestigating a suspected wrongful conviction case can cause you to question what, if anything, you ever knew about professional investigation. PI Magazine’s editor, Grace Elting Castle, shares tips and memories.Read more ...
Many people still think AI is in the realm of science fiction, but W. Barry Nixon warns, “The real science of AI is ever present and having a real impact on the world of the work right now.”Read more ...
PI April Higuera explores the problem of investigator apathy and how to engage in attorney-investigator collaboration to create a strong defense team.Read more ...
A function rarely offered by PI firms is assisting their corporate clients to handleRead more ...
incoming verification requests for current and previous employees. This function is
almost always performed by internal HR or management personnel. Anthony and
Phil Luizzo explain why it’s extremely important that investigative firms strongly
consider offering, and/or partnering with firms that offer, this specialized service.
A client recently asked W. Barry Nixon what type of backgroundRead more ...
check records they needed to keep and for how long? This was
a straightforward, relevant question which led Nixon to provide
the answer for his PI Magazine readers.
“As anyone who can spell, ‘Internet’ must knowRead more ...
by now, when we use digital devices for work or
play, we are subject to the compromise of our
communications and stored information by way
of government, corporate, or criminal interception
and surveillance.” This reprint of an article
from NACDL’s The Champion provides valuable
information for PIs, especially those working with
attorneys and their clients.
“Getting a new machine is one solution,Read more ...
but that may not be necessary.” Drew
Robb shares five ways to beat laptop
“As a new private investigator in 1984, I didn’t join any professionalRead more ...
groups because I was so naïve that I thought I knew
everything,” PI Magazine’s Associate Editor Jane Cracraft says.
She shares useful tips while discussing her adventures into the
world of professional investigation associations.
“Any PI considering assisting a marijuana industry business developRead more ...
a crime prevention program or investigate potential crimes
beyond what law enforcement might do (such as fraud) must
take into consideration that they may be violating two federal
laws – money laundering and financial proceeds from illegal
activities.” Sage advice from the article by PI James S. Peet who
specializes in fraud investigations in a state where it is legal to
produce, process, distribute and sell recreational marijuana.
Catfishing is setting up a false personal profile on a dating orRead more ...
social media site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes. PI
Stacy Jones reports that it hard to know exactly how many
people have fallen victim to catfishing as the statistics are
not clear, mostly because victims rarely come forward. But
Facebook estimates that 8.7 percent or 83 million of the
accounts on the site are fake.