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The Homicide and Death Investigations Course in Danbury, CT

By | October 1st, 2013|Cause of Death, Crime Scene, Death Investigation, Homicide, Manner of Death|

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 [...]

6 Fundamental Questions in Homicide Investigations

By | September 19th, 2013|Autopsy, Crime Scene, Death Investigation, Evidence, Forensics, Homicide, Mistakes, Trace Evidence, Warrants, Witnesses|

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. [...]

Fatal Mistakes in a Homicide Investigation #3

By | July 18th, 2013|Evidence, Forensics, Gun Evidence, Mistakes, Photographs|

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 [...]

Fatal Mistakes in a Homicide Investigation #2

By | July 10th, 2013|Crime Scene, Death Investigation, Evidence, Forensics, Homicide, Mistakes|

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 [...]

The Homicide and Death Investigations Course

By | May 29th, 2013|Cause of Death, Homicide, Manner of Death|

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 [...]

Murder Accountability Project

By | February 13th, 2017|Clearance Rates, Crime Talk Radio, Homicide, LI News Radio, Statistics|

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 [...]

Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills from A&E’s The Killing Season

By | December 7th, 2016|Cold Case, Death Investigation, Human Remains, LI News Radio, Serial Killers|

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 [...]

Where’s Joe?

By | November 16th, 2016|

Appearances: 2017 Jan 5: Investigation Discovery Channel: Pandora's Box - 10 PM EST Jan 25: NYPD Homicide Course - NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner Feb 15: NY Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime - Jefferson Market Library, NY Feb [...]