Dean Beers


Dean A. Beers, CLI is a Certified Legal Investigator and expert in criminal defense homicide and civil equivocal death investigations. He is certified in Medicolegal Death Investigation and served as a forensic autopsy assistant. He has lectured and authored multiple articles, peer-reviewed white papers, and provided expert testimony on Protocols of Private Investigation, and Forensic Investigation of Injury Pattern Analysis. He authored Professional Locate Investigations and recently completed Practical Methods for Legal Investigations: Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases, released by CRC Press in February 2011.

Mr. Beers is the Board Chairman of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado, Region 6 CLI Representative of the National Association of Legal Investigators and has a column called Forensic Focus in The Legal Investigator, NALI's trade magazine, Region 5A Director (CO, WY, NE & AZ) of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services, Affiliate Consultant member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, and holds additional memberships in the World Association of Detectives, International Association for Identification, and Mensa USA.

He began his investigative career in 1987 and operates his agency, Associates in Forensic Investigations, LLC, with his wife, Karen, also a legal investigator and certified in Medicolegal Death Investigations. They have two daughters, a granddaughter and identical twin grandsons.

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Professional Investigations: Ethical Considerations for the Professional Investigator
Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Essay » Legal
The value and importance of our professional ethics cannot be overstated. Ethics are often seen as morals, they are not, though one will impact the other. Morals behavioral guides that are personal and individualistic. Ethics are rules of behavior for an individual through a group – such as an association or profession.