This manuscript is a great resource for sure!
“The concept you arrived at Master Investigator is direct to the point and strikes the heart of every investigator. Critical thinking and situational awareness are the cores of the concept, which I believe to be the best foundation of strategic thinkers in solving crime problems.
The conceptual framework points out that one must be well versed on global issues and to align oneself on specific levels of skill in order to effectively solve crime problems and its complications.
It elevates the Master Investigator in understanding the special, organized and transnational characteristics of international crimes. The cases-in-points were great values that explains critical thinking.
You have shown how hybrid types of threats need hybrid types of solutions. You also well pointed out that, although software and technology may be available for crime solving, one cannot disregard the power tools of the mind”
By Prof. Rommel K Manwong, PhD, CST, CSP Filipino Criminologist for 23 years. Author of Various Criminology Books for Philippine Criminology including Security and Law Enforcement. Currently the Director of Law Enforcement and Public Safety Academy (LEAPS Academy) and the Special Operations Training Institute based in Metro Manila Philippines
An important addition to this field
I think this paper is excellent and is an important addition to the field. I really like the conceptualization of the Intelligent Investigator as it illustrates the crucial role of “critical thinking” by being proactive and by expanding systematic knowledge and learning entity.
Similar to reflexive security that alleviates the security skills shortage paradox by promoting the idea of “hybrid domain-security experts,” HIM e-connect tools, workshops and virtual group meetings are enhancing the Critical Thinking qualities to pro-active experts and investigators who breaking silos, are highly conscious, familiar with the technology of today and being aware of consequent management.
A Master Investigator who understands and efficiently responds to the emerging risks and systemic vulnerabilities while remaining resilient, flexible, creative, empathetic and accountable decision-maker. The document’s added value reflects on the strong technical background of the author, the managerial capacities, the operational reflexives and the huge international experience in the field. A global issue for global stakeholders.
By Dr Katerina Poustourli PhD Pre-normative Security Research, Standardization and Innovation Expert, PhD Robust and Resilience Engineering
Cutting the fat and building muscle in the security industry
‘’What the Juan Kirsten presents in the form of this book is a nuanced, highly detailed, and considered opinion on the modern-day crime and security practitioner. Master Investigator is not simply a training guide for practitioners, but rather also incorporates a conversation that Juan is having about the competences and skills needed by a crime and security practitioner in the modern era.
From the contents, one can see that he has looked at the diverse needs of the industry, the existing practitioners within that industry, the absolute seriousness of the threats in the industry and has a witnessed a worrying dissonance between them. This book gives us an almost unfiltered meditation on what the ideal Master Investigator should look like, behave, and know in order to be effective in minimizing the modern-day threat to human lives.
By Jean-Pierre Roux, Criminologist, BSocSc, Hons, MPhil, Compliance Management (UCT), CHIMC (HIM), Member of American Society of Criminology (#25014)