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Social Media Heating Up Cold Cases

Social Media heating up cold casesBy: Joseph GiacaloneSocial media is heating up cold cases. The explosive growth of social media has been amazing to watch. As a former law enforcement officer I used social media during investigations to try and tap [...]

The U.S. Supreme Court OKs DNA Sample Upon Arrest in Maryland v. King

Does taking DNA upon arrest instead of based on a conviction equate to "going down the slippery slope?" In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court decided that taking a DNA sample upon arrest for a serious crime was no different [...]

By | 2016-12-05T09:44:29+00:00 June 4th, 2013|DNA, Fingerprints, Forensics, Photographs, SCOTUS|

Connecticut is the Latest State to Change Eyewitness Identification Procedures

As of May 1, 2013, all police departments in the state of Connecticut will be mandated to implement new eyewitness identification procedures that are designed to prevent mis-identification and subsequently wrongful convictions. In response to the Innocence Project and other [...]

6 Mistakes to Avoid at a Crime Scene

Crime Scene Mistakes: 6 Mistakes to Avoid at a Crime Scene By: Joseph L. Giacalone Can you avoid making mistakes at a crime scene? Yes, you can as long as you are aware of them. This article was written so that [...]

By | 2016-12-05T09:17:09+00:00 October 26th, 2012|Crime Scene, Death Investigation, Forensics, Mistakes, Photographs, Witnesses|