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Private Investigation Agencies

Taxonomy Code: FV-6380

Organizations that are privately employed to investigate crimes; conduct surveillance of suspects; establish the credibility of witnesses or other persons; determine the whereabouts of missing persons, owners of abandoned property or heirs to estates; locate and recover lost or stolen property; establish the cause of fires, losses, accidents, damage or injury; secure evidence for use in court; and/or determine the identity, movements, affiliations, transactions, reputation and character of targeted individuals and/or groups. Private investigators/detectives often work for attorneys in civil cases or with defense attorneys on criminal cases; and some offer specialized services that may include executive, corporate and celebrity protection, pre-employment verification, individual background profiles, locating and dealing with unwanted forms of electronic surveillance, protection of intellectual property and trade secrets, anti-piracy, copyright infringement investigations, due diligence investigations and computer forensics work. Specific responsibilities depend on the needs of the client.

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