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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...
sexual assault crime

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....
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...
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...
racketeering

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...
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...
Sample Affidavit

Affidavit

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