There is an important exception to the one-party consent rule regarding recording of telephone conversations. An exception that can, in effect, create a “no-party state.”Read more ...
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 ...
“The need to check out the other party is as oldRead more ...
as the era when people exchanged telephone
numbers in a sports bar,” so Associate Editor
Jane Cracraft, and PI Bill Lamb, have shared
the pros and cons of dating online, and of
creating an investigation specialty designed to
assist those who want to know more details
about that new guy or gal.
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.