ASIS TO DEVELOP ACTIVE ASSAILANT SUPPLEMENT TO ITS WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION ANSI STANDARD

ASIS International (formerly the American Society of Industrial Security), the world’s largest association for security management professionals, today announced it will develop an Active Assailant Supplement to its existing ANSI/ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standard (WPVI). With the addition of this supplement, security professionals will have an enhanced standard for practical methods to develop […]

NETLINGO FOR THE NON-SOCIAL MEDIA CROWD

Mike LaCorte, First Vice President, World Association of Detectives Edited and Reprinted with Permission The new generation of social media and instant messaging users are creative innovators. Today, the young adaptors use an expansive set of abbreviations and text shorthand to communicate quickly and privately with one another. The ability to use instant messaging platforms […]

THE 18 MOST COMMON MISTAKES MADE BY INVESTIGATORS AND FACT-FINDERS

As a litigation consultant and expert witness, I frequently have the opportunity to examine and evaluate the investigative work performed by other professionals. These engagements are both fascinating and edifying. Disappointingly, I found that much of the (investigative and legal) work I’ve reviewed involve the commission of serious, albeit preventable mistakes. Of them, the following […]

THE 20 MOST FREQUENTLY MISUSED WORDS FOUND IN INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS

Like most investigative supervisors, I have read a lot of investigative reports. Sadly, I have seen many common words misused again and again in those reports. Our language is partly to blame. English is filled with exceptions, inexplicable rules, homonyms, synonyms, and unnecessarily unusual spellings. But misused words, diminish the author’s credibility and can confuse […]

INVESTIGATING WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINTS

Though the famous consumer advocate, Ralph Nader is often credited with the first use of the term whistleblower, its origin dates back to the late 19th Century. The first whistleblowers were the famous British unarmed police officers affectionately called, “bobbies”. Whistleblowing bobbies would “blow the whistle” so that good citizens could be alerted to help […]

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