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Despite the thousands of private investigators throughout the U.S. (P.I. Magazine estimates there to be approximately 60,000), and the wide variety of specializations (from insurance investigators to accident reconstruction specialists to pet detectives), many people still view private investigators as Sam Spade clones.  Meaning, they’re men, they’re tough, they carry heat, […]

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A popular image of the private eye in books and films is the love-’em-and-leave-’em shamus (be it a man or woman), breaking hearts while cracking a case. Great stuff for Sam Spade, but falling into lust on a whim could get a real-life PI into a heap of trouble. Even if there aren’t legal restrictions, there are often ethical ones.

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