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Criminal Justice Resources :

Private Investigation


Free Public Records Finder
http://www.freeprf.com/
(Last checked 08/07/14)

InfoGuys : The Private Investigator's Portal
http://www.infoguys.com/
This is a private investigators' research and information retrieval site. There are three pages on this site of particular usefulness: Federal Agencies, News & Media, and Tools and Techniques. The first has the search engines from several federal agencies on one page in an effort at one stop shopping. Included are EPA, FERC, Library of Congress, US Patent Office, and SEC to name a few. The News Sources is similar and covers BBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Tools and Techniques provides tips on conducting background investigations.
(Last checked 08/07/14)

ION Incorporated: Investigators Anywhere, Private Investigators Worldwide
http://www.pihome.com/
A web page sponsored by ION Incorporated. Provides extensive links to individuals and organizations in the world of private investigation.
(Last checked 08/07/14)

Michigan Criminal History Records
http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,1607,7-123-1589_1878_8311-16223--,00.html
(Last checked 08/07/14)

Michigan Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT)
http://apps.michigan.gov/ICHAT/Home.aspx
The Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) allows the search of public records contained in the Michigan Criminal History Record maintained by the Michigan State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. All felonies and serious misdemeanors that are punishable by over 93 days are required to be reported to the state repository by law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and courts in all 83 Michigan counties. Suppressed records and warrant information are not available through ICHAT. Also not included are federal records, tribal records, and criminal history from other states. A search for a record that may be in another state requires that you correspond with that state directly. Anyone can perform a search through ICHAT. At a minimum, the full name of the person and his/her date of birth is required. A fee of $10 is charged for each search.
(Last checked 08/07/14)

Michigan Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS)
ttp://www.state.mi.us/mdoc/asp/otis2.html
Felons or misdemeanors under the MI Department of Corrections for the previous 3 years.
(Last checked 08/07/14)

National Association of Investigative Specialists, Inc. (NAIS)
http://www.pimall.com/nais/dir.menu.html
The National Association Of Investigative Specialists is an American trade association of private investigative professionals that focuses in on marketing investigative services, developing new investigative techniques, providing training programs for those in practice or those wishing to enter the profession, developing positive media coverage of the investigative profession, acting as a center for case referrals and positive publicity referrals to members, and providing the overall membership with group buying power. The association's web site provides numerous links to resources related to private investigation.
(Last checked 08/07/14)

National Association of Investigative Specialists, Inc. (NAIS)
Newsletter Article Sampler
http://www.pimall.com/nais/n.index.html
This web page provides a sampler of articles appearing in the association's newsletter. Full access requires membership.
(Last checked 08/07/14)

Navigating the Maze of Criminal Records Retrieval
http://www.llrx.com/features/crime.htm
An online article by Lynn Peterson, archived April 15, 1998, from the LLRX Library.
(Last checked 08/07/14)

Navigating the Maze of Criminal Records Retrieval
http://www.llrx.com/features/criminal2.htm
An online article by Lynn Peterson, archived May 31, 2001, from the LLRX Library.
(Last checked 08/07/14)

State Private Investigation Associations
http://www.pimall.com/nais/pi.assoc.list.html
A directory provided by the National Association of Investigative Specialists (NAIS)
(Last checked 08/07/14)

Where to Find Public Records Online
http://lifehacker.com/software/technophilia/where-to-find-public-records-online-280785.php
While our most private information can (usually) not be found online, you can track down items like birth certificates, marriage and divorce information, obituaries, and licenses on the Web. Wendy Boswell offers a couple dozen tips on where to find public records online.... Source : American Libraries Direct, July 25, 2007.
(Last checked 08/07/14)

 

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