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The Art of Investigation examines the qualities required to be a professional, thorough, and effective investigator.  As the title suggests, it delves into more than the steps and procedures involved in managing an investigation, it also covers the "soft skills" necessary to effectively direct investigations and intuit along the way.  The editors and contributing authors are the best in their field, and bring a wealth of real-world knowledge and experience to the subject.There are several publications available on the nuts and bults of the process and stages of an investigation.  That ground has been covered.  However, little has been published on the investigative skills required, the traits necessary, and the qualities endemic to an inquisitive mind that can be cultivated to improve an investigator's professional skill set.

Bruce Sackman served as the Special Agent in Charge of the US Department of Veterans Affairs OIG until his retirement in 2005. He is currently a private investigator in NYC.

Chelsea Binns is a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC. She is a licensed private investigator and active in several professional investigative organizations