• THE GRASS IS NOT ALWAYS GREENER

    “Any PI considering assisting a marijuana industry business develop
    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.

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  • WHISTLEBLOWERS

    “Whistleblowing is more than a passing phenomenon. When properly encouraged, it
    is a powerful investigative tool and a means to reduce crime and undesirable behavior,”
    according to PI Eugene Ferraro, founder and former chief executive and ethics
    officer of Denver-based Convercent, Inc., a global whistleblower hotline service, who
    shares his expertise in our cover article.

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  • CATFISHING – UNCOVERING THE TRUTH

    Catfishing is setting up a false personal profile on a dating or
    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.

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  • CAN A PI BE A CRIMINAL PROFILER?

    For decades the answer to the question, “Can a PI be a
    Criminal Profiler?” would have been a resounding “NO”.
    PI Magazine’s editor has researched to find today’s answer.
    Could this be your specialty?

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  • HOW TO INTERVIEW THE PROSECUTION’S WITNESSES

    UCLA law professor Paul Bergman believes
    that criminal defense investigators should make
    an attempt to interview the witnesses who have
    been endorsed by the prosecution. When advising
    law students and legal consumers, Bergman
    makes the point that police reports may
    have omitted or misstated some information.
    He shared this and other important tips with
    PI Magazine’s associate editor for this article.

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  • TEST THE DEAD: WHAT PIs NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DNA SAMPLING

    Funeral directors around the nation are getting used to the idea that the next of kin may request DNA
    testing. The National Funeral Directors Association even has an authorization form available on its website
    to be signed by the spouse or next-of-kin concerning the collection of DNA samples. In fact, many
    are adding it to their portfolio of services to offer the bereaved. Drew Robb offers valuable tips for PIs
    interested in pursuing this investigative specialty.

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  • INVESTIGATIONS WITH INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DEAF

    For individuals who are deaf or hard of
    hearing, navigating the criminal justice system
    can be a challenge. Injustices primarily
    result from a lack of understanding about
    deaf people and deaf culture, as well as the
    legal accommodations provided to them
    through legislation. Stacy Jones, Director
    of Investigations for Mission Possible
    Investigations, provides an important look
    at how PIs can provide better services and
    conduct professional interviews.

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