4.1 Context

“Whether its corporate investigations or comedy, there are certain inherent truths to trying to get what you want while trying to be a decent person doing it.” – Nick Kroll, comedian and actor.

This chapter will reflect on the private investigations’ operating environment that has emerged after the 2012 Lord Leveson inquiry into mobile phone message intercepts by newspapers and hired private investigators in the UK. We will look briefly at any relevant isomorphic lessons for security practitioners. This chapter is also designed to provide an insight into the demands, role and expectations of a private investigator and investigation caseload. It will enable readers to formalise existing knowledge ...

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