Tuesday, 7 May 2019

The truth of the detectives that changes your life


On May 2, J. Oliver and A. Oliver were invited to discuss, in the program de boca a orella of RNE, Radio 4, about the profession of the private investigator and his day today. This was because it was the day on which the 20th anniversary of the creation of the association of private detectives of Catalonia, the first association at European level and recognized internationally, was commemorated.


The work of the private detective is often defined as the profession where the life of other people is investigated, but often without authorization for it. It could not be a more incorrect definition. The work of the detective has to be objective, it is regulated and it must be legitimate to investigate the person the client asks for. You can not investigate if there is no legitimation.

The function of the detective is to seek the truth, always. There are times when that truth is not what the client wants or was waiting for, but it is the one that he receives from the professionals he has hired to reveal his uncertainties.

Usually, the client contacts these professionals because they have a suspicion about one of the most diverse possible topics, both at a business and personal level. It can be a case of infidelity, alimony, false pretense, illegal rent or, for example, unfair competition. Due to the high number of possible cases, the day to day of a detective is usually always different, spending many hours in the street investigating and looking for evidence to contribute to the clients. Tests that if they are not legally obtained, they are useless.
Besides the work in the street, the detective looks for the information in all the means at his disposal. Many times the researchers themselves "help" in the process because they publish their entire lives on social networks or on the web. An example of this is the Airbnb boom in the rental of illicit tourist flats that has increased enormously and where all the information is usually available to those searching for it online, but providing proof of that is often not so simple. It is here that the work of the private investigator enters.

However, it is important to clarify that investigating and spying are different concepts that many people tend to mix. Spying is an illegal activity while investigative work by the detective is legal and regulated by law. Not everyone can investigate and be named a detective, he must be properly qualified and have a professional license.

Reality always surpasses fiction and there is nothing more rewarding than being able to discover a truth that has the capacity to change someone's life for the better, without ever forgetting that ends do not justify the means and that everything has to be within the border existing legal.



To listen to the entire interview, access HERE.




Sindia Alves and A. Oliver
Anthropologist and Detective
of Oliver Detectives

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