ASIS Southern CT Chapter Lending Library


Books for the PCI Exam

The Art of Investigative Interviewing, 2nd edition

Charles L. Yeschke

The second edition of The Art of Investigative Interviewing outlines techniques that can be used in any setting with any subject. This book guides the interviewer in how to observe indications of deception and how to respond to them, and helps boost success rates by replacing coercion and confrontation with persuasion and communication. New case studies demonstrating the application of the author's techniques in actual interviews and an entire chapter on interrogative ethics have been added to this edition. Drawing elements from psychology, philosophy, and sociology, Charles Yeschke applies the theory of "human need" to the process of investigative interviewing. This theory is the single most important component of the successful interview, and is crucial to an investigator’s ability to correctly interpret human behavior.   250 pp. 2002

Corporate Crime Investigation

Jack Bologna and Paul Shaw

This is a useful guide for professional white-collar crime detectives, corporate security investigators, risk managers, and internal auditors when corporations need to prevent, detect, and/or investigate suspected crimes against themselves. 150 pp. 1997

High-Technology Crime Investigator's HandbookHigh-Technology Crime Investigator's Handbook

Gerald L. Kovacich, CPP, CFE and William C. Boni

This informative book addresses the potential of high-tech crimes, in addition to resources that are available to combat them. It uncovers many high-tech tools, advanced methods, and streamlined applications that can be used now and in the future, as well as emphasizing the management of a high-tech investigation unit. Reviewed in Security Management, 3/00.  298 pp. 2000

Introduction to Investigations, 2nd edition

John S. Dempsey

Introduction To Investigations is a basic text for anyone who is interested in learning who investigators are, what they do, and how they do it. The text gives a general overview of investigations so that readers can understand why and how investigations are conducted. The text combines coverage of both public (police) and private investigations. The purposes, methods, and tools of both are similar. Furthermore, police are deemphasizing traditional retroactive investigative techniques in favor of proactive investigative techniques and community and problem-solving policing. The book is divided into three parts: Background Information, The Tools of Investigations, and Types of Investigations. Also included are a glossary of terms and an extensive bibliography.    460 pp. 2002

Introduction to Private Investigation: Essential Knowledge and Procedures for the Private Investigator

Joseph Anthony Traverse

This practical text is designed to provide the essential knowledge and procedures needed to operate successfully as a private investigator. It is both an instructional textbook for individuals seeking a career as a private investigator and a resource guide that can be an invaluable tool for later reference. Topics include investigation concepts, narcotics, undercover investigation, surveillance techniques, general investigations, legal research, worker's compensation investigation, physical evidence, case preparation, courtroom testimony, and interview and interrogation. This book fulfills the existing need within the field for an up-to-date, precise, comprehensive text detailing the development of skills necessary for professional investigative work.   240 pp. 1995

Investigations: 150 Things You Should KnowInvestigations: 150 Things You Should Know

Louis A. Tyska and Lawrence J. Fennelly

A quick reference for any party concerned about a wide array of investigative themes. Readers both in and out of the law enforcement field will find it easy to use and understand when seeking an explanation about a variety of investigative topics including documentary evidence, the function of DNA testing, the Internet's impact on crime, and much more. A must for corporate security departments, colleges and universities with a criminal justice or related course of study, and every private investigator. Reviewed in Security Management, 8/00.  210 pp. 1999

Private Security and the Investigative Process, 2nd Edition

Charles P. Nemeth

This important reference tool is useful to private investigators and security professionals. Practice and theory are expertly blended to show students how to be professionals when confronted with the rigors of the real world, in both public and private sectors. Forms, checklists, and a valuable guide to illustrate the investigative process are provided in this second edition, which is ideally suited for private security organizations, criminal justice libraries, corporate security personnel, and law enforcement personnel.   360 pp. 2000

Process of Investigation: Concepts and Strategies for Investigators in the Private Sector, 2nd Edition

Charles A. Sennewald, CPP, and

The Process of Investigation covers specific areas of concern to the private investigator. This new edition deals with a wide range of subjects such as the fundamentals of investigation, legal aspects, organizational objectives, and strategies. Two new chapters have been added on Imagery and Computers, as well as updated information on the Internet, private information providers, digital imaging, documenting crime scenes, and managing and analyzing investigation information. Written for both the student and professional alike, this book compares and contrasts public and private sector enforcers, pinpoints the unique problems facing the investigator in a private agency, and provides updated case studies that illustrate the theories and techniques discussed.   332 pp. 2001

Security Investigations: A Professional's Guide

Larry G. Nicholson and Butterworth-Heinemann

This work gives the investigator a quick reference manual that can be used to develop the investigation plan, take effective and accurate field notes, conduct an interview, perform surveillance, and finally write the report, all within the legal parameters as outlined in the book. Also includes information on how to select and use the proper surveillance equipment. Appendices include forms and a practicum review.   235 pp. 2000

Undercover Investigations in the Workplace

Eugene Ferraro, CPP, CFE

As security professionals, lawyers, personnel directors, and corporate executives are confronted by the demands of loss prevention, asset protection, and ever-expanding employee rights, there is a growing demand for continuous up-to-date information about workplace investigations. This book defines and explores the process of undercover investigations as well as delving into the legal aspects of undercover and the role of an effective litigation avoidance strategy. Undercover Investigations in the Workplace is sufficiently detailed as to serve the reader who is contemplating an undercover investigation for the first time, or one who uses them regularly. It contains several modern case studies, statistics checklists, and references making it an authoritative work on the subject of undercover and workplace investigations. Reviewed in Security Management, 11/2000.  250 pp. 2000


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