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AyeSpy has no college degree, and has not attended an accredited InstituteOfHigherLearning. He declares that his ramblings should not be regarded as authoritative or mainstream, but rather the IdiosyncratiC, (though hopefully well-considered) views of one looking from the outside in. AyeSpy has over 3900 classroom and field hours in investigative and intelligence training - including classes in ethics, human behavior and psychology, methods of managing interpersonal interaction; the equivalent of more than a master's degree in his field. He has 21 years as a private investigator for law firms. He writes science fiction. He has worked professionally in over 30 different fields, from horse husbandry, auto mechanics and home construction to photography, marketing, personnel management and counseling. He is a vocalist, guitarist, and song writer. His last IQ test came in at 154. (as though anyone cares) He has made a lifelong study of education technology as well as philosophy and comparative religion. He has an interest in quantum physics, and the concept referred to as Quantum Consciousness. What on earth does AyeSpy do with himself all day? AyeSpy as Investigator - Job Duties: Photos/videography/diagraming of accident scenes, plaintiff and defendant vehicles, client injuries, scars, disfigurement, disabilities. Photos/videography of Photos or micro-photography of physical evidence and of purportedly defective products, food adulteration, etc. Obtaining of photos or video taken by others and analysis of same. Includes: Police, coroner, private security officers and/or investigators, adjusters, aerial photos Inspect vehicles for evidence of impact force, accident causation reasons, crashworthiness, mechanisms of injury causation. Supervise vehicle tear-down for these purposes. Secure, preserve and regulate access to accident vehicles as appropriate Obtain, Inspect, analyze, and preserve physical evidence and purportedly defective products of all kinds in order to determine facts and liability. For instance: failed ladders, chairs, tires, mechanical car parts, stair elements, stoves, electrical parts, lights, ropes, cable and webbing, hinges, frames, stands, glass items, clothing, hand tools, power tools, fuel systems and tanks, bikes, motorcycles, medical appliances, springs, tensioners, latches, valves, etc. Investigation to determine the manufacturers and distributors of products when not clearly stated on same Obtaining of exemplar products for comparison and testing Inspection and analysis of premises (including plumbing, wiring, framing, glazing, roofing, masonry, stairs, floors, railings, drywall) in order to determine code compliance and to determine accident causation facts and liability. Premises illumination analysis Investigation and analysis of job safety factors and plant operation to determine when ordinary negligence is exceeded or third party liability enters in. Locate and interview witnesses, record witness statements. Sitting in on (to observe and regulate) recorded statements of clients by insurance reps Analysis of potential toxic exposure and causes for environmental illness Analysis of compliance or lack thereof with safe animal restraint and handling practices Investigation of compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety laws Inspection and analysis of roadways, traffic control elements, traffic control plans for safety, compliance with laws and codes, visibility, etc. to determine possible contribution to accident causation. Accident reconstruction from physical evidence and witness accounts including: vehicle movement, speed from skid, speed from crush, speed from roll, vehicle attitude, occupant impact, elapsed time between events, avoidance factors, braking performance, visibility and vehicle illumination, use or non-use of restraint, etc. Obtaining of outside reports from police, coroner, other jurisdictions, etc. Videotape scenes, client activities, defendant activities, statements, other evidence Obtain police and television and other public-source videos Video copying and editing Find and hire consulting and testifying experts in all fields and liaison with same. Unsnarl difficult property damage issues and P/D value disputes Investigate to locate insurance and analyze insurance exposure under case facts Evaluate questionable incoming cases as to worth and sufficiency. Locate missing persons including defendants, witnesses and clients. Identify and locate defendants and their agents for purposes of service and correctly naming in complaint Attend and record salient facts of plaintiff and defendant traffic trials. Prepare plaintiff for traffic trial. Police, fire, coroner, prosecutor liaison to assist prosecution and conviction of defendants Review of medical and coroner records to determine causation of injury or death. Liaison with coroner to get erroneous causation corrected on official report Back-up prospective case interviewing Prospective case interviewing in hospital or home setting Rapid service of process on friendly witnesses Surveillance Public records research to determine history of accident site, and identities and zones of responsibility of potential defendants Defendant asset and criminal and civil record searches - background investigation for credibility purposes Legal research and statutory and case citation to assist attorney in case analysis Writing of some pleadings in state and federal court. Determination of relevant discovery issues as requested Assisting clients in response to discovery if necessary American Trial Lawyers Association research of current and past similar cases against same or similar defendant or product Premises security plan and execution analysis Area crime trend analysis Travel as necessary to conduct any and all of above out of town and/or out of state. Represent firm to other firms, public agencies, witnesses and to potential clients in the most capable and professional light possible To see the list of fields in which AyeSpy has earned $$, look at the AyeSpyList. Included under separate heading are activities pursued out of necessity or for pleasure, but without remuneration... ---- Bruce, I think you underestimate the value of SeriousScholarship. -- LarrySanger