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Glossary of Investigation Terms

Glossary of investigation terms and definitions for private investigators.


Glossary of Investigation Terms

Glossary of Investigation Terms and Definitions

This glossary of investigation terms is intended to help private investigators, police officers and everyday citizens understand the meaning of various terms used in investigation work. During the course of...
List of roles in a court of law

List of Roles in a Court of Law

Overview This article provides an overview of the roles in a court of law. As a private investigator, some of your cases may require that you appear in court....
Warrants

Arrest and Search Warrants

An Overview of Arrest Warrants and Search Warrants This article provides information on arrests, arrest warrants and search warrants. An arrest is defined as the act...
List of Acronyms Used in Investigations

List of Acronyms Used in Investigations

Following is a List of Acronyms Used in Investigations and terminology related to the investigations industry. Refer to this list of investigation acronyms and our Glossary of Investigation Terms...
Extortion

Extortion

What is Extortion? Extortion is a criminal offense that occurs when a person uses coercion to unlawfully obtains either money, property or services from a person, entity, or institution. It...
sexual assault crime

Investigating Sex Crime Cases

What is Sexual Assault? Sexual assault is an assault of a sexual nature on another person. Although these types of assaults are committed most frequently by a man on a...
racketeering

Racketeering in Organized Crime

What is Racketeering? A racket is an illegal business, usually run as part of organized crime. Engaging in a racket is referred to as racketeering. Traditionally,...
kidnapping

Can Private Investigators Help with Kidnapping Cases?

An Overview of Kidnapping In criminal law, kidnapping is the taking away of a person against the person's will. Kidnapping usually involves the intention to hold the person in...
Juvenile delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency

What is Juvenile Delinquency? Juvenile delinquency generally refers to illegal behavior by children or adolescents. The meaning and age of a juvenile varies from country to country, but is...
Espionage and Spying

Espionage and Spying

What is Espionage? Espionage or spying involves an individual obtaining information that is considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information. Espionage is inherently...