Private Investigators are hired in order to conduct surveillance and investigations pertaining to a particular case. This type of surveillance can range from following an alleged cheating spouse, to observing reports about false workers compensation claims. All of which require detail-oriented reports and documentation.
The initial documentation would be getting a description, car model, home or work address and making sure that the claimant can be located and identified. Next, the visual and audio surveillance evidence. All of the evidence gathered from a scene before, during and after the investigation should be documented properly. This documentation becomes legal evidence if used in court and can be used to sway the outcome of the trial.