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Compiling Information or Evidence
Compiling Information or Evidence
If you are careful and systematic in your collection of information and evidence, you’ll have the necessary documentation to support accusations, and your concerns are…...
Investigating on the Internet
Investigating on the Internet
In the past decade, the potential of the Internet for investigating others was unleashed. This article discusses how to harness this potential for investigations and…...
Investigation Techniques-Canvassing
Investigation Techniques-Canvassing
Canvassing takes time and effort, but the results are usually superior to other forms of intelligence gathering....
Local Library
Local Library
If your computer skills are minimal or you’re unsure whether the material you find on the Web is credible, then you’re better off seeking information from your public…...
Public Records
Public Records
The do-it-yourself spy has access to many of the same public records used by police and private investigators and is disadvantaged only by a lack of familiarity and…...
Spy Terms and Codes
Spy Terms and Codes
It often seems as though spies have their own language. This article defines some of the most common terms and codes used by spies....
Telephone Use
Telephone Use
Telephones are among your primary means of gathering information. Knowing how to exploit all of a phone’s features is an important asset to any investigator....
The Police and Public Records
The Police and Public Records
Police publications and records databases are rich data troves from which journalists regularly retrieve material they then analyse for patterns or newsworthy stories,…...
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