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The Art of Investigative Interviewing, 3rd Edition by Inge Sebyan Black

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Chapter 6

Public and Private Interviewing

Abstract

Whether from the public or the private sector, first-class investigators resemble each other more than they differ. They are successful because they share well-practiced skills, a high degree of perception, and a positive attitude. For the purposes of this chapter, we define public investigators as official law enforcement agents, such as state or local police officers. We define private investigators as licensed private detectives, private investigators, asset protection, security management, or loss prevention. Although the number of investigators in the public sector generally remains steady, the number of investigators in the private sector is growing. This chapter reviews some distinctions ...

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