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Investigative Cases

and Methods

NEGLIGENT INVESTIGATIONS

Cause of Action and Elements

This chapter is a composite of various causes of action relating to the investigation of workplace allegations and criminal acts. Usually these claims result from the treatment of the individual who is under suspicion for some type of wrongdoing. Allegations relating to improper interrogations, improper investigative techniques, and improper detainment procedures are typically raised by the plaintiff.

An interview is often differentiated from an interrogation. An interview usually relates to a general questioning of an individual who is not a suspect or a target of an investigation. An interview can be defined as a “relatively formal conversation conducted ...

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