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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)…

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…

Events for Private Investigators in 2019

By PInow Staff Below is a list of upcoming events for private investigators in 2019. We update this when new events are announced, so make sure you check back for updates! If your event is not on the list, please contact us. NALI Mid-Winter Conference When: January 9th – 11th, 2019Where: San Marcos Resort1 N.…

Financial Transactions & Social Media in Investigations

By PInow Staff Social media investigations are growing tools for private investigators to get to the bottom of their clients’ cases. Almost every American can identify social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but what about applications such as Venmo? Most people view Venmo simply as a way to easily send money to their…

California Background Checks

By ServeNow Staff Background checks are an important tool in any private investigator’s arsenal. Individuals, businesses, and employers use background checks for a variety of reasons, but the core cause often lies with the need to uncover any incriminating evidence. However, personal data protection is taking precedent in laws across the globe, as evident in…

Factors in Traffic Accident Investigations

By Michael Miranda (excerpt from “Accident Investigations for Private Investigators and Attorneys”) Why is it important to investigate a traffic accident? It was just an accident, right? In a 2014 study completed by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the economic cost of traffic accidents in the United States (based on 2010 data) was…

My Favorite Detective Stories

By John A. Hoda Debuting in June 2018 with a tripleheader, My Favorite Detectives Stories is a podcast for investigators with investigators (and investigative journalists) hosted by, you guessed it, an investigator. When starting to think seriously about my encore career and what resonated most, I wanted to leave a legacy of helping other investigators…

Private Investigations on Indian Reservations

By Stephanie Irvine Private investigators’ work can span a wide range of services, from surveillance to skip tracing and researching information. For surveillance specifically, private investigators may surveil targets at their place of work, homes, and social events. While all of this is standard protocol, extra steps must be taken when handling jobs that occur…

Cameras Fit for Private Investigator Surveillance

By William Wilson Before technology became accessible to the general public and private investigators, following your subject was the primary way to complete surveillance. Surveillance has come a long way since then with the rise in portable and hidden cameras. The advent of camera technology has made surveillance more powerful and effective for investigators since…