Site Map - Investigations

Informants and Undercover Investigations: A Practical Guide to Law, Policy, and Procedure

- Informants and Undercover Investigations is an impressive read that any law enforcement official should read before undertaking these investigative techniques.

Cold Cases and "Social Search"

- A private investigator hopes social networking and other online search tools will help him solve a "cold case" he's on.

LAPD Officer Under Investigation for Smuggling Guns and Ammo

- A veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department is under federal investigation for smuggling ten handguns and ammunition to the security firm he runs in the Central American nation of Belize.

Investigating the Insider

- Companies that investigate their own employees must be cognizant of the legal issues. They need to know both how to conduct a fair investigation and how to protect their interests via attorney-client privilege.

Staffing Shortages at FBI Hamper Financial Crime Investigations

- Since 9-11, the FBI has reassigned one-third of its agents to counterterrorism and intelligence duties, depleting its criminal investigations units.

U.N. Staffers' Security Failures Blamed for Algiers Terrorist Attack

- An independent panel also blamed the security failure on the U.N.'s security management system which was poorly resourced, designed, and implemented.


- Debate continues on legislative attempts to constrain use of pretexting in private investigations. Link to background information online.

EU Fears New U.S. Pilot Program Acts as Visa in Disguise

- The U.S.'s new Electronic System for Travel Authorization mandates that all foreign travelers from visa-waived countries fill out an online questionnaire three days before entering the country.

U.S. Prosecutors Catch Suspects in Transit

- Prosecutors hit high-flying targets

Business Background Investigations: Tools and Techniques for Solution Driven Due Diligence

- A quality resource for background investigators who find it difficult to navigate through the myriad sources of information.

Radiation Detection Flawed, Say Scientists

- Two scientists argue radiation screening at American ports of entry is flawed and a potentially fatal hole in our national security.

Congress, DOJ Look into Mystery Exemption

- Language that was stealthily placed in rules that require government contractors to report waste, fraud, and abuse exempts U.S. contractors working overseas to the dismay of members of Congress and some in the Department of Justice.

Background Checks

- A housing complex isn’t liable for the shooting of one resident by another, ruled a Tennessee appeals court, because the complex conducted a background check of the assailant before he moved in.

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