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Author Beers, CLI, Dean A
Title Practical Methods for Legal Investigations : Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases
Imprint Baton Rouge : Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
©2011
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (368 pages)
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Note Front Cover -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- About the Author -- Author Comments and Introduction -- Chapter 1: What Is a Professional Legal Investigator? -- Chapter 2: Stage 1 : Prepare -- Chapter 3: Stage 2 : Inquire -- Chapter 4: Stage 3 : Analyze -- Chapter 5: Stage 4 : Document -- Chapter 6: Stage 5 : Report -- Chapter 7: Understanding the Completion of this Investigative Protocol -- Chapter 8: The 80/20 Rule of Investigation (and All Things Related) -- Chapter 9: Rules and Ethics as Agent for Attorneys -- Chapter 10: Equivocal Legal Investigations and Subject Assessment -- Chapter 11: The Legal Investigator's Relationship with Families -- Chapter 12: Conducting Comprehensive Background Investigations -- Chapter 13: Crash Course on Forensic Photography -- Chapter 14: Reviewing and Comprehending Autopsy Reports -- Chapter 15: Introduction to Common Composite Scenarios : Using This Investigative Protocol and Reporting -- Chapter 16: Investigating Nursing Home and Elder Deaths (and Abuse) -- Chapter 17: Equivocal Death Analysis and Investigation -- Chapter 18: Investigating Motor Vehicle Collisions -- Chapter 19: Criminal Defense-Felony Assault and Sex Assault -- Glossary -- Appendix A: The Legal Investigator Defined -- Appendix B: Miranda Warning and Waiver -- Appendix C: Incident Scene Investigation Protocol -- Appendix D: Criminal Investigation Tips in Crimes Against Persons -- Appendix E: Records for Basic Background Checks -- Appendix F: Fact-Finding Investigation Report -- Appendix G: Agency Policy for Forensic/Evidentiary Digital Photography -- Appendix H: Video and Photograph Log -- Appendix I: Medical and Investigative Records Release-HIPAA Compliant -- Appendix J: Confidential Medical Records Request Fax -- Appendix K: Helpful Information for Reviewing and Comprehending Autopsy Reports
Appendix L: Forensic Autopsy Report -- Appendix M: Full Body, Male, Anterior and Posterior Views -- Appendix N: Professional Codes of Ethics -- Appendix O: Recommended Reading and Reference Books -- Acronyms -- Back Cover
Legal investigators are responsible for providing factual evidence - as the fact finders, they are the foundation for the attorneys they work with daily. The attorney is responsible for forming and implementing the legal strategy and presenting it to the judge or jury. The legal investigator provides checks and balances to ensure that no evidence is being forced upon a theory, and that no theory is being forced upon the evidence. Practical Methods for Legal Investigations: Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases presents legal investigators with a step-by-step process that reveals how to methodically find and report evidence in every aspect of the investigative process. Similar to the scientific principle of using research to prove or disprove a theory, the author's Investigative Protocol is designed to find the facts that prove or disprove criminal charges, civil allegations, or elements thereof. The book includes case studies that clearly detail how the process of the Investigative Protocol applies to every assignment of the case and to the case as a whole. Comprehensive and methodical, the system provides a map to the truth. Readers can discuss the book on the Yahoo Group Practical Methods for Legal Investigations. On March 25, 2012, Dean and Karen Beers were featured guests on Crime Time with Vito Colucci on the BusinessTalkRadio Network. Dean Beers discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube Channel
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Beers, CLI, Dean A. Practical Methods for Legal Investigations : Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases Baton Rouge : Taylor & Francis Group,c2011 9781439844847
Subject Evidence (Law) -- United States.;Investigations -- United States.;Private investigators -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.;Criminal investigation -- United States
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