Chapter 16

Investigative Activity

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the investigative function as a major component of any healthcare security program, involving gathering and evaluating facts for either criminal or business (corporate) purposes. The business investigation is seen as broader and complex than the traditional law enforcement investigation. Security personnel may also gather information regarding the violation of organizational rules resulting in internal administrative remedy rather than a criminal court proceeding. Various types of investigations are described, with the style of an investigation is shaped by organizational philosophy, the purpose of the investigation, risk to the organization, as well as the background and traits ...

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