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Glossary of Investigation Terms

Glossary of investigation terms and definitions for private investigators.

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 investigation work, private investigators have interactions...

Investigating Sex Crime Cases

Overview of Investigating Sex Crimes for Private Investigators This article provides an overview of sex crime investigations. Sexual assault is an assault of a sexual nature on another person. Although these assaults are committed most...
Sample Affidavit

Affidavit – A Formal Sworn Statement of Fact

What is an Affidavit? An affidavit is a formal sworn statement of fact that is signed by the original author. The original author is technically called the "affiant" or "deponent". The document is to be...

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 generally considered between the ages of...

Espionage and Spying

What is Espionage? Espionage or spying involves an individual obtaining information considered secret or confidential without the permission of the data holder. Espionage is inherently clandestine, as the legitimate holder of the information may change...

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. You should have at least a...

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 depriving a person of his or her liberty, usually concerning investigating and...

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 to help you learn the lingo...

Racketeering in Organized Crime

What is Racketeering? A racket is an illegal business, usually run as part of organized crime. Engaging in it is referred to as racketeering. Traditionally, the word "racket" is used to describe a business that is...

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. The kidnapping usually involves the intention to hold the person in false imprisonment, defined as confinement...