How People Perceive Private Investigators (Clue: It’s Not Good) From Pursuit Magazine


Hollywood and high-profile investigative misconduct may contribute to the stereotype of the private investigator as shady and unprincipled…but we’re also to blame.

The question is: What are we going to do about it?

I’ve long been fascinated with how people perceive private investigators. So I did a poll…by no means a scientific study, but the results were pretty dismal. You can read the post here: What is the Perception of a Private Investigator? It Kind of Sucks!

Biggest shocker: Of more than 900 people polled, 20 percent think that private investigators never abide by the law.

While “resourceful” was the term chosen as the best term to describe a private investigator, “shady” came in second. “Law abiding” and “honest” were next to last…right after “unprincipled.”


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Ralph Thomas is author of over 32 books on various aspects of conducting investigations, founder and director of The National Association Of Investigative Specialists,CEO of Thomas Investigative Publications, Inc, The Spy Exchange And Security Center and SpyTek Wholesale Imports. Thomas is a member of the Executive Security Council of Griffith Colson Intelligence Service, a private intelligence agency. Thomas's latest project is NAIStv on the Griffith Media TV Network. He has also developed A Native American Store in Georgetown Texas called Tribal Impressions. You can review his person home page off of:

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