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Key Terms and Concepts for Investigation


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1. Introduction 2. Contributor Biographies 3. Investigative Terms A-Z 4. Appendices

About the Author

John J. Fay was a special agent of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and later the Director of the National Crime Prevention Institute at the University of Louisville. He has held security management positions in the petroleum industry, as well as teaching at the university level. He holds the Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii, and is a well-known and respected author of many books.


"Covering everything from affidavits, arrest procedures, and audio recordings to weapons safety and nomenclature, white collar crime, and workplace violence, 21 distinguished experts provide succinct descriptions of investigative terminology and answer questions in the process, including what it is, how it works, and why it is important. They also provide tidbits on best practices and job characteristics...Summing Up: Recommended. All levels of students; professionals/practitioners." - J. J. Harrison, Michigan State University, CHOICE Review

"Jack Fay is an icon in the law enforcement and security management fields. He has pioneered the merger of law enforcement and security into a professional practice, eclipsing the highest ideals of both disciplines. Like his other books, this book provides a reasoned and logical process of value to investigators." - Sal DePasquale, Criminal Justice, Texas A&M

"Jack Fay's extensive experience and knowledge of law enforcement and criminal investigation is evident in this collection of common sense discussions and advice by him and many of the top-ranked professionals in the field." -Warren Cox, Retired US Army CID Special Agent and Retired Corporate Investigator

"When Jack Fay and I were partnered he taught and guided me through many a difficult situation. In my experience, his knowledge of investigative practices is unmatched." - Harry Kinsella, Former Special Agent, US Army Criminal Investigation Division

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