Canadian Law and Private Investigations

Overview

This book is a first of its kind in Canada, written to fill a professional and academic void. The growth of the private sector investigation industry in Canada is strong — especially in the corporate realm due to such concerns as the shrinking of public investigation resources, diminishing employee loyalty and therefore increased wrongful acts, an increase in the theft of corporate intelligence. This book is an attempt to provide a body of academic research for this growth industry.

The book is a useful reference text for those practising in the field of private sector investigations, for survey courses on the legal aspects of private sector investigations, and for lawyers, insurance adjusters, businesses and others who use investigative services. For all users of investigative services, this book provides an easy reference explaining the law as it applies to the private investigation industry. It gives the clients of private investigation services a basis to discuss with their investigators the methods used to obtain the results desired.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

PART ONE THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN CANADA
Chapter 1 The Machinery of Justice

PART TWO AUTHORITIES AND LIABILITIES OF PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTIGATORS
Chapter 2 Security Guard Acts
Chapter 3 The Canadian Charter
Chapter 4 Criminal Liability
Chapter 5 Other Relevant Legislation
Chapter 6 Tort Law
Chapter 7 Pretexts and Medical Information — The Krever Inquiry
Chapter 8 Inquiry into Policing in British Columbia — The Oppal Inquiry

PART THREE EVIDENCE AND LITIGATION ISSUES FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTIGATORS
Chapter 9 The Laws of Evidence
Chapter 10 Litigation Issues

Bibliography
Table of Cases
Index

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