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The Business of Private Investigations

By John A. Hoda The below is an introduction and summary of a new series of books by John Hoda exploring how to successfully conduct the business side of private investigation. PInow was not involved in the production of these books. Many books, articles, seminars, and conferences deal effectively with different aspects of private investigation,…

Private Investigations for Businesses and Business Owners

By Michele M. Harris Private investigators have a lot to offer professional businesses though these businesses may not realize all the ways investigators can be used. Once business owners get past the myths and stereotypes of our profession, they can obtain useful information that benefits their business. Here are some of the ways private investigators…

NCISS Legislative Update

By Dean and Karen Beers Welcome to Your Advocate Digital Magazine for NCISS members! 2019 Annual Meeting and Hit the Hill Event, Legislative Update, and Member News Visit https://conta.cc/2FoTmiS for details. In this Spring / March 2019 Annual Meeting / Hit the Hill Event special issue: From the President From the Vice Presidents Nominations for…

New Bonding Requirements for New Hampshire Private Investigative Agencies

By Vic Lance A new bill that is currently being discussed in New Hampshire may change the licensing requirements for private investigators, security guards, and bail bondsmen in the state. House Bill 115 was introduced in the New Hampshire House on December 26, 2018 and had its first public hearing at the end of January…

Tried & Tested Investigative Interviewing Techniques

By John A. Hoda Unlike media representations of investigative interviewing, the best tactics don’t require trickery, deceit, or advanced skills in reading body language. Instead, a deeper knowledge of investigative interviews discussed in this article will help you gather between 25% to 50% more facts. Unfortunately, most investigative interviewing today falls into a simple question-answer,…

Recognizing and Investigating Emotional Infidelity

By PInow Staff What is Emotional Infidelity? Emotional affairs often comprise of a situation in which the emotions of one partner are dedicated to a source outside of the relationship and, because of this, they become emotionally unavailable and the relationship suffers. This often involves an individual maintaining an intimate relationship (outside their committed relationship)…

Avoiding the Investigative Rabbit Hole

By Brian Willingham It’s pretty commonplace for investigators to get stuck going down a rabbit hole into a vortex, which sucks you into a dark place that renders you nearly powerless. One thing leads you to another to another and another, which will inevitably get you to a YouTube video of cats. And you have…

The Best Way to Keep Your Secrets Safe?

By Brian Willingham “Would anyone be able to find out ____________?” is a question that people pose to me quite often. The truth is that any motivated party with enough time and resources can find out pretty much anything about anybody. Granted, there are people who do what we do legally and aboveboard; while others…

Best PInow Articles of 2018

By PInow Staff The start of a new year is the perfect time to look back on 2018 and everything you learned about being a better private eye. Take a look at the top 5 private investigator articles that PInow published last year and stay tuned for even more private investigation content in 2019. Identity…

What Does a Private Investigator Really Do?

By Brian Willingham Anytime an old colleague of mine was asked what he did for a living, he replied that he was a garbage man. It always flabbergasted me that he wouldn’t tell people what he really did. Private investigators have pretty cool jobs; at least, that is what I always thought. So I asked…