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  • What is Bug Sweeping: The Process of Detecting Electronic Surveillance Threats
    by Ruben Roel on July 23, 2022 at 3:42 AM

    Bug sweeping, also known as Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM), is the process of detecting, locating, and neutralizing covert listening devices and other technical surveillance threats. Bug sweeping is often used by businesses and individuals who are concerned about the possibility of espionage or other malicious activity. TSCM practitioners use a variety of tools and The post What is Bug Sweeping: The Process of Detecting Electronic Surveillance Threats appeared first on PI Feed.

  • Before You Start a P.I. YouTube Channel, Read This.
    by Pursuit Magazine on March 24, 2021 at 10:27 PM

    What I Did During My Lockdown: Adam Visnic of Gravitas Investigations dove deep into video, producing two popular YouTube series for PIs: “The Reason You Got Burned” and “The P.I. Hero.” The post Before You Start a P.I. YouTube Channel, Read This. appeared first on PI Feed.

  • Should you hire a cheap Private Investigator? A look at both sides
    by Ulises Perez on February 16, 2021 at 6:35 AM

    Here is the thing, depending on what you need a private investigator for, we can certainly get expensive – until you consider the costs of a botched child custody investigation, divorce case, background check errors, insurance claims, or even a butchered witness statement. When we work with the public – take an infidelity case as The post Should you hire a cheap Private Investigator? A look at both sides appeared first on PI Feed.

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  • How to Write a Psychological Thriller
    by Sarah Datta on November 27, 2022 at 8:12 PM

    Tradecraft Tips: A psychologist and crime novelist shares tips for using your expertise to build suspenseful plots and believable characters. Carve out LOTS of time to write — every day, if possible. “Time is one of the biggest challenges for sure,” says R.J. Jacobs, a practicing psychologist and the author of three crime novels. “I try to write about 700 words a day.” Writing between the cracks of a busy life and a full-time job takes serious stamina. You may

  • How to Investigate War Crimes
    by Sarah Datta on November 21, 2022 at 3:39 PM

    Tradecraft Tips: A former FBI agent and private investigator shares a behind-the-scenes look at war crime investigations for the UN. “Do the work. Do it fast. Get it done,” says Maria Velikonja, an attorney, private investigator, and former FBI agent who investigated for the International Criminal Tribunal in the former Yugoslavia during the war in Bosnia and Croatia in the 1990s. In the wake of a genocide or atrocity, you’ll be under immense pressure from the international community to deliver results

  • The Magic of Volume: Grab the Low-Hanging Fruit
    by Mark Murnan on November 16, 2022 at 10:30 PM

    Would you rather have one case that paid $10,000 or ten cases that paid $1,000? We’ve chosen the latter strategy. Our experience has been that ten “small” cases will produce ten more cases a lot faster than one large case will produce another large case. Those ten cases typically came from four or five attorneys, who in turn referred two to three other attorneys to us. And frankly, those ten “small” cases often developed into much larger cases, often three

  • Cynthia Hetherington Awarded Security Leader of The Year
    by Nicole Cusanelli on October 7, 2022 at 6:04 PM

    Congratulations to Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII “The recently held Women in IT Summit and Awards series bestowed the esteemed 2022 Security Leader of the Year Award on Wanaque-based Hetherington Group (Hg) Founder and President Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII at its first in-person ceremony since 2019. Now in its fifth year, the…

  • Congratulations to Kitty Hailey, CLI
    by Nicole Cusanelli on June 8, 2022 at 4:00 PM

    Commendable job by Kitty Hailey, CLI who was instrumental in the success of an 8 year long civil lawsuit case which resulted n the largest settlement ever in a police abuse case in New Jersey.   “New Jersey county agrees on landmark $10 million settlement to Black man paralyzed after police encounter”  https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/15/us/new-jersey-county-police-brutality-settlement/index.html This case stemmed from an incident occurring in Camden, NJ on June 12, 2014. As one of the first to arrive to the scene she worked this case and obtained multiple statements from several displaced individuals in the location whom she maintained contact with over the years and who also testified in the month-long trial this past March in Camden Federal Court House. In addition, Kitty was responsible for obtaining neighborhood video tape, interviewing multiple witnesses, taking 16 statements, and managing the case for the past 8 years.  

  • Criminalistics: The New Frontier for Private Investigators
    by Anthony Luizzo and John Gaspar on December 13, 2021 at 10:03 PM

      As follow-up to our November/December 2020 article “Forensics Role in the Investigative Process”: PI Magazine, this article shines a bright spotlight on career opportunities in criminalistics.  Taking a page from security scripture, “success is akin to an assembly line – seek and you shall find.” To succeed in business, investigative firms need fresh revenue…

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