Surveillance technicians now have the upper hand with the Photonis Nocturn eX extreme low light digital surveillance camera. We now get the video in the near total darkness. Rather than ending the surveillance detail frustrated and disappointed; we now can have a clear, sharp, high-quality video of our subject leaving his house, walking to his…
As Hurricane Harvey slammed into the southern states, the authors of this article participated in a commendable effort to assist those in its way. Like PIs and related professionals across the nation, these responders worked long, tiring hours donating time, effort, and equipment to others. This is their story.
Law enforcement is excited about facial recognition, and with good reason. Faces in databases
dwarf the number of fingerprint files. Be it driving licenses, passports, social media pages,
online dating profiles, lists of missing persons, mugshots, or the Web, clearly identified faces
There is an important exception to the one-party consent rule regarding recording of telephone conversations. An exception that can, in effect, create a “no-party state.”
“The need to check out the other party is as old as the era when people exchanged telephone numbers in a sports bar,” so Associate Editor Jane Cracraft, and PI Bill Lamb, have shared the pros and cons of dating online, and of creating an investigation specialty designed to assist those who want to know…
“Whistleblowing is more than a passing phenomenon. When properly encouraged, it
is a powerful investigative tool and a means to reduce crime and undesirable behavior,”
according to PI Eugene Ferraro, founder and former chief executive and ethics
officer of Denver-based Convercent, Inc., a global whistleblower hotline service, who
shares his expertise in our cover article.
Funeral directors around the nation are getting used to the idea that the next of kin may request DNA testing. The National Funeral Directors Association even has an authorization form available on its website to be signed by the spouse or next-of-kin concerning the collection of DNA samples. In fact, many are adding it to…
More than 80 percent of all private investigative agencies are individually owned and operated.
However, there is an increasing amount of PI agencies that involve a spouse or other family
member working full time. We feature many examples in this issue of PI Magazine.
“In the investigative field, surveillance is used mostly as a tool for developing factual evidence to prove or disprove
circumstance. However, surveillance also can provide information that is critical to the decision-making processes for
a much broader spectrum of investigations than most private detectives recognize.”
There are twenty major religions and hundreds, if not thousands, of cults and occult groups in the world today. For each one of those there are further splits and divisions into separate denominations, sects, churches, temples, covens, and other independent splinter groups. Wade Sellers shares his expertise in investigating the beliefs and the believers when…