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ASIS International Releases Manual for Professional Investigators

Alexandria, Va 2010-04-28

ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security managemeInvestigationsManual.jpgnt professionals worldwide, has released a new book titled “Professional Investigator’s Manual.”

The breadth and depth of this manual will appeal to those interested in understanding what investigators do, as well as those starting out in the profession, along with veteran investigators wanting to hone their skills or seek professional credentials through certification.  Topics such as investigations management, interview and interrogation, undercover investigations, and due diligence are discussed in depth, providing basic as well as advanced techniques required by professional investigators.

This 340-page hardcover manual also describes the basics of pre-employment background screening and provides a how-to approach to develop a comprehensive program that is compliant with current regulations. The chapters on evidence and testimony offer insight regarding topics that are often taken for granted.  This manual is a must-read for anyone interested in improving his or her investigative knowledge. 

“Professional Investigator’s Manual” is available to ASIS members for $99 and to nonmembers for $155, if ordered before June 1. After June 1, the cost will be $125 for members and $195 for nonmembers.  To order this book (item #1880) from the ASIS Bookstore, click here or visit   

The ASIS Bookstore offers a comprehensive collection of resources for the security practitioner and features must-have content from more than 60 publishers of security-related books, guides, manuals, CDs, DVDs and more. Order online or by calling +1.412.741.1495.

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ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 37,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.