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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

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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...
Sex Crime investigations

Investigating Sex Crime Cases

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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...
List of roles in a court of law

List of Roles in a Court of Law

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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...
Warrants

Arrest and Search Warrants

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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

List of Acronyms Used in Investigations

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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

Racketeering in Organized Crime

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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...
kidnapping

Can Private Investigators Help with Kidnapping Cases?

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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...
Juvenile delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency

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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

Espionage and Spying

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

Affidavit – A Formal Sworn Statement of Fact

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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...