This past week, The Danbury Connecticut Police sponsored a five (5) day Homicide and Death Investigations Course at police headquarters. Ten (10) police departments from all over Connecticut came to listen and learn from experts in the field of homicide and [...]
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There are many questions that must be answered during a homicide investigation, but there are six (6) fundamental ones that an investigator must keep at the forefront of every case: 1. Who was the victim? 2. How were they murdered? 3. [...]
Not Taking Enough Crime Scene Photographs By: Joseph Giacalone It is often said that a picture paints a thousand words and crime scene photography is no different. Crime crime scene photos tell the story of the horrific events that transpired [...]
Marrying Your Theory By: Joseph Giacalone There is an old maxim, “Be careful who you date, you might end up marrying them.” The same line of thinking has a lot to do with theory building in homicide investigations. A theory [...]
Not Controlling the Crime Scene By: Joseph L. Giacalone During any homicide investigation there are many things that can go wrong. You don’t get a second chance to do it right. This isn’t the playground where you can scream “Do over!” [...]
This past week, the Greenwich Police Department sponsored a Five (5) Day Homicide and Death Investigations Course at their police headquarters. Joe Giacalone and other practitioners in the field, including the new Chief Medical Examiner of Connecticut, Dr. James Gill, taught [...]
Joe Giacalone on Inside Edition Indiana Teens Found Murdered Delphi, Indiana Stories don't get too much worse than this. Two friends, Abigail Williams and Liberty German, went for a day out in the Delphi Historic Trail on February 14, Presidents [...]
Murder Accountability Project Thomas Hargrove, the founder, and CEO of the Murder Accountability Project (MAP) spoke with me on WRCN 103.9FM. The Murder Accountability Project is based in Washington D.C. and collects data from all around the U.S. making it a [...]
Season Premiere of Pandora's Box: Unleashing Evil - Death Wish Season 1, Episode 5 On January 5, 2016, retired NYPD Sergeant Joe Giacalone made an appearance on the season premiere of Investigation Discovery Channel show, Pandora's Box: Unleashing Evil. This will [...]
On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, from 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM, hosts Jay Oliver of WRCN 103.9FM, Long Island News Radio and Joseph Giacalone will welcome Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills from A&E's hit new show, The Killing Season. They will discuss [...]