Step by step
manual is a step by step approach to conducting an investigation. It
covers each step from receiving the allegation to appearing in court so
that it is easy for you to know what to do next and to know that you have
done everything that needs to be done.
A uniquely Australian manual
laws governing investigations are different in each country. Following an
American investigations manual could lead to important evidence being
thrown out by a court. For example in America you are allowed to trick
people into confessing, whereas in Australia that would often make the
confession invalid. In America you are expected to physically mark
evidence, which is frowned on here.
investigations manual has been written to reflect the environment in which
you will be undertaking investigations.
reinvent the wheel when you can relax and use our proformas? The manual
contains many proformas to make your life easier and help give you the
reassurance that you need.
you forgotten something in the investigation? It could be something
crucial that you have just overlooked. There are a range of checklists to
help you with quality control. This is especially important where you are
relying on the help of others.
manual contains numerous useful tips to make your investigation easier and
more successful. For example we remind you to keep a record of phone
calls. Many investigators don’t do this and lose credibility in a court
or if their investigation is reviewed by an Ombudsman or corruption
have got useful tips on setting up an interview where the person wants to
have an observer. Arrange the seating so that the observer is behind the
subject of the interview but within your sight. This prevents the observer
indicating to the subject how to answer and also allows you to see his
reactions. The observer’s reactions often indicate when the subject has
lied, when you have touched a topic that is worth pursuing, etc.
are many more useful tips covering all aspects of the investigation.
manual is not a collection of theory and ivory tower stuff. People have
complained to us about manuals that are written that have a chapter on
arrests, a chapter on interrogations, a chapter on Judges rules, etc. With
that kind of manual you tend to say: “It is very nice you are giving me
the theory but what do I actually have to do next”. Our manual is
practical dealing with the nuts and bolts of investigations, based on many
years of conducting investigations.
are many traps in the course of an investigation. For example many
accounts will say to a suspected fraudster: “Tell us what you did and
repay the money and we will let you resign without having the police
called.” In legal terms this a threat and/or inducement and would result
in the evidence being thrown out in court.
help you avoid the traps that many unwary investigators fall into.
have written investigation manuals and procedures for some of
Australia’s leading organizations and have reviewed the investigation
procedures for others.
are so confident about our manual that we will make it a no risk deal for
you. If you are not happy with it send it back within three months and we
will repay you in full.
an introductory offer the cost of the investigations manual is $58.00,
postage and handling of $20 and GST of $7.80