Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition

Eugene F. Ferraro

February 15, 2012 by CRC Press
Reference - 603 Pages - 29 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439814802 - CAT# K10762


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  • Examines all types and phases of workplace investigation
  • Contains stand-alone chapters allowing readers to quickly target a particular area or topic
  • Includes case studies, examples, diagrams, checklists, and visuals to help readers place the material in context
  • Provides a list of Key Learning Points at the beginning of each chapter
  • Supplements each chapter with Tips, Traps, and Common Mistakes


The process of investigation is dynamic and fluid. The approach must be reasonable and the investigator flexible. However, in order to be successful, every investigation must have a meaningful purpose and be executed ethically and lawfully.

Inevitably, employers must invest time, money, and patience to ensure they obtain demonstrable and actionable results. To achieve this and reduce the exposure to unnecessary business disruptions and litigation, every workplace investigation must by driven by process.

Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition provides both novice and experienced investigators with the most insightful and useful information available on the methods and processes for the proper and safe investigation of workplace crime and misconduct. Gleaned from Eugene Ferraro’s nearly three decades of experience, the book is designed for easy reading and use—dispelling common myths and presenting new approaches, methods, and strategies.

Revised and updated with more methods, techniques, and case studies, this powerful book also includes new diagrams, checklists, and visuals to help readers put the material in context and make their investigations soar. Each chapter begins with Key Learning Points and is supplemented with boxed Tips, Traps, and Common Mistakes. An exhaustive appendix includes a glossary of common investigative terms, sample surveillance and investigative reports, advice on digital evidence, and more.

Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition is a must-read for corporate investigators and security professionals, human resources and law enforcement personnel, attorneys, and anyone else tasked with conducting or supervising workplace investigations.

Immediate Benefits:

  • Strengthen your interviewing skills and gain valuable insight into the process of modern fact-finding
  • Learn the latest techniques, methods and processes
  • Discover how to build air-tight cases that can withstand the rigors of legal challenges
  • Learn to conduct fast, efficient investigations and obtain the highest possible return on investment from every investigation.
  • Get access to forms, checklists and other valuable tools to help you conduct efficient and professional investigations

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