Appendix B

Common Mistakes


Common Mistake # 1

Not taking the time to read a common mistake when offered.

Chapter 1: The Process of Investigation

Common Mistake # 2

Using law enforcement vernacular instead of the language of business.

Replace police and law enforcement terminology with that which is softer and less harsh. Use the language common to the private sector and be more thoughtful of your customer and how your investigative results will be used.

Common Mistake # 3

Imposing unrealistic time restraints on a complex investigation ...

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