• IS THE JOB EVER REALLY OVER?

    Kitty Hailey brings an often overlooked perspective in
    her answers to this question. Her occasional articles are
    always among the favorites of PI Magazine’s readers.

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  • LIFE AFTER INVESTIGATION

    PI Magazine’s Associate Editor, herself a
    retired PI, visited with some who have left
    their PI careers behind and found new ways
    to enjoy life. Some chose similar activities
    like security work, while others do lifesaving
    EMT assignments, manage a museum,
    volunteer at church and community activities
    or write novels and safety manuals.
    And one, even after years of retirement,
    returned to help with cold case files.

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  • SETTING UP FOR SURVEILLANCE

    Knowing how to prepare
    for a surveillance assignment
    is critical, according
    to Johnston Blakely. Learn some proven tips from experienced surveillance investigators that will significantly help increase your success when conducting covert video surveillance.

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  • THE C.A.R.E SYSTEM OF INTERVIEWING

    The C.A.R.E. interviewing system will teach you how to
    avoid traps and pitfalls, how to gain the interviewee’s cooperation,
    detect deception, and fulfill the authentic informational
    needs of the interview. Developed by a retired FBI
    Special Agent who has now spent nearly a decade doing
    major murder cases as a PI, this article includes some valuable
    interviewing hints and will introduce you to Charles
    Williams’ book of the same name.

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  • MARKETING YOUR SURVEILLANCE SKILLS

    Private investigators who specialize in
    surveillance should be marketing their skills
    to the vast network of projects based at law
    schools and universities across the country
    that investigate inmate claims of actual innocence
    says the PI who writes our regular
    column, Investigating Innocence.

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  • Conducting Pre-Litigation Asset Searches

    Phillip Becnel provides an essential key to the search
    for a subject’s assets : “…reframe the question. Rather
    than exclusively trying to identify assets that might be
    used to pay a judgment, investigate also what the subject’s
    lifestyle tells you about their net worth.”

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  • What If The Most Important Witness Is A Child?

    “If you encounter a case where child witnesses
    and their parents or guardians need
    to be approached, stop and think whether
    you are equipped to do this or if you should
    bring in a more experienced investigator”–
    -expert advice from Jane Cracraft from her
    decades of experience.

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  • Introduction to Interviewing Child Sexual Assault Victims

    Lawrence Daly shares a tip seldom offered by
    PIs experienced in interviewing children: “…
    gather all of the written documents and social
    workers’ or police audio/video recordings
    in advance. It is also important to conduct a
    thorough background on any child interviewers
    who are from a private agency that has civil
    employees who conduct these interviews.”

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