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 The Professional Investigators Manual (2018 Ed.)

A comprehensive guide to conducting investigations of many kinds

By David C Palmer FIPI   F.Inst.L.Ex

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By David C Palmer FIPI   F.Inst.L.Ex

The newly revised, 2018 Edition covers all the practical and legal knowledge required to obtain the ProQual “Level 3 Award in Investigations”, the minimum standard of qualification accepted by the SIA for issue of its Private Investigators licence, which is expected to be a legal requirement – and much more.

Taking the reader from basic ethics through generic investigation methodology and finally to specific types of investigation, the Manual will show how to exercise basic administrative and operational practices so as to be able to mount and complete a high quality investigation for a client, or for the public.

Written by a practising and professional investigator, and starting with a ‘template’ methodology that causes the reader to think like a professional, the reader will find that the basic practices described in this book can be applied to any kind of enquiry. There is no other book like it! Many books describe ‘investigations’ but none are as thorough in describing the thought processes and operational needs behind an investigation. Its contents include instruction on

  • dealing with clients
  • preparing interviews of all kinds
  • taking statements
  • assembling and managing evidence
  • writing reports
  • tracing
  • corporate enquiries
  • criminal investigation from the prosecution AND defence perspectives
  • process serving
  • traffic collision investigation
  • Data Protection Act

… and more.

Learn to be an investigator the right way – by using the knowledge, experience and standards of the members of the Institute of Professional Investigators!

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About the author

David Palmer is a practising criminal investigator, serving in the Police Force, and having at one time taken responsibility for the tracing of wanted persons in his area of operations. He achieved Fellowship of The Institute of Professional Investigators with his thesis on the process of a missing or wanted persons investigation.

Person Tracing Manual

An Investigators Guide To Finding Wanted and Missing Persons

By David C Palmer FIPI   F.Inst.L.Ex

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An Investigators Guide To Finding Wanted and Missing PersonsBy David C Palmer FIPI   F.Inst.L.Ex

Investigations into tracing missing persons are taking place constantly – at professional and amateur levels, within and outside the legal sphere. They are done for a number of reasons, but the methodology is principally the same.

This book is intended to aid those whose work, or interest, lies in finding people. It is a guide to the methods and the legalities surrounding what can be very interesting work, the resolution of a puzzle which is not overly affected in its solving by evidential restrictions. It is also intended to address investigations into those persons who are lost either through time, or through a decision to go missing as a result of excessive pressures, legal, sociological and psychological.

It is not intended to find kidnapped people, or genuine ‘missing’ persons who have gone missing as a result of mental illness. In it’s pages, investigators will be provided with advice on how to solve the riddle of a missing or wanted person enquiry: the definitions which apply, and which may direct their enquiries; the techniques of asking questions and developing information from documentary evidence; details of resources that they need to utilise in order to solve their riddles; and much more besides. Such guidance is rare. The majority of books on this subject are published in the United States, with a bias towards their methods and availability of information – methods and information that simply aren’t available to British investigators.

About the author
David Palmer is a practising criminal investigator, serving in the Police Force, and having at one time taken responsibility for the tracing of wanted persons in his area of operations. He achieved Fellowship of The Institute of Professional Investigators with his thesis on the process of a missing or wanted persons investigation.

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ICO Publication

The following publication, When can I disclose information to a private investigator? has been published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.gov.uk) and would be of interest and use to investigators in all sectors. Copyright remains with the ICO.