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Philip Becnel Class on “Private Investigations and Public Privacy”

Partner Philip Becnel taught a class, titled “Private Investigations and Public Privacy,” at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus. Philip talked to students of the Honors College about some of the legal and moral pitfalls inherent in an industry that conducts investigations for a myriad of private interests and ...

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Philip Becnel in Pursuit Magazine

Partner Philip Becnel published an article with Pursuit Magazine, a trade journal and online community for the private investigations industry. The article, titled “A Private Investigator’s Take on Social Media,” can be found here. The article was later reprinted in the Winter 2011 addition of The Legal Investigator, a magazine ...

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Partner Philip Becnel in The American Private Investigator Podcast

Partner Philip Becnel was interviewed on The American Private Investigator podcast. He talked about cutting his teeth working criminal cases in D.C., and his book, Private Investigator Entry Level (02E). In the interview, Philip discussed how writing the definitive chapter on investigative research would be an impossible task, as a ...

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Philip Becnel Lectures on Private Investigator Entry Level (02E)

Partner Philip Becnel gave a lecture about his book, Private Investigator Entry Level (02E), to a meeting of the Professional Investigators and Security Association (PISA). Philip talked to PISA’s Northern Virginia Chapter about the importance of educational standards for state-mandated private-investigator training in Virginia. ...

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Philip Becnel Publishes Private Investigator Entry Level (02E)

Partner Philip Becnel published a book, Private Investigator Entry Level (02E). The book, which covers a myriad of different investigative topics, from serving process to obtaining sworn declarations from witnesses, is currently the only existing textbook for the entry course required of all private investigators in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ...

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Investigator Scott Krischke was featured on Forensics: You Decide.

Investigator Scott Krischke was featured on Forensics:You Decide. The episode featured the defense investigation that led to the acquittal of Zukael Stephens in the 2006 Baltimore murder of transvestite Marcus Rogers, despite that the prosecutor had what they thought was a surveillance video of Stephens leaving Rogers’ apartment within minutes ...

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Philip Becnel Seminar on Behavioral-Analysis Interviewing

Partner Philip Becnel taught a two-hour seminar on behavioral-analysis interviewing to the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the Equal Rights Center in Washington, D.C. These two organizations provide very important legal assistance to individuals in various criminal and civil matters in the District and elsewhere. Philip gave the ...

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