Technique or Training? A National Study of Police Background Investigators

Timothy Fuss, NHC Sheriff's Department
Lynne Snowden, University of North Carolina - Wilmington

This paper presents the findings of a national survey of police background investigators. Data on attitudes, background investigation practices and procedures, and training will be analyzed. In addition, special topics such as officer intuition, and the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attack will be included.

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Updated 05/20/2006