Social Media

Social Media is a Game-Changer for Law Enforcement

Social Media is a Game-Changer Social media has become so pervasive in our daily lives that we hardly even realize it. It's everywhere. On our television, on billboards, in magazines and well, everywhere. There is a lot of good that comes from [...]

By | 2017-07-10T15:28:22+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Joe in the News, Social Media, TV News|

The National Law Enforcement Museum (S1, E11)

Tonight at 5:35PM EST, on Crime Talk, I will speak with Rebecca Looney, the Senior Director of Exhibits and Programs for the future National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington D.C. set to open in 2018. The Museum will be built directly [...]

Lauri Stevens: Social Media in Law Enforcement on Crime Talk

Social media is not only changing our personal lives, but how law enforcement does outreach, community policing and more importantly, how they investigate crimes. Social media in law enforcement is playing a role on how police departments conduct business. Tonight, at [...]

By | 2016-12-05T17:35:21+00:00 April 23rd, 2016|Author, Crime Talk Radio, Social Media, Training|

Crime and Consequences: Police Body Cams

Since when did police officers lose their citizenship and rights under the First Ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution? I thought that everyone in the United States had the benefit of “Innocent until proven guilty” and Due Process? Every time I [...]

How Cold is the Long Island Serial Killer Case?

What classifies someone as a serial killer? The FBI defines a serial killer as a person that kills three or more people with a cooling off period – that is what makes them different than a mass or spree murderer. Some [...]

New Guide for Child Forensic Interviewing

Child Forensic Interviewing is certainly not a new topic, but one that causes a lot of stress. The hardest job for criminal investigators are dealing with the most vulnerable in society: the very young and the very old. Investigators must have [...]

Tainting Juries and Witnesses One Tweet at a Time

Social Media Poses a Challenge for Courtrooms By: Joseph Giacalone For an investigator, avoiding contamination of your witnesses and victims was a task that was hard enough. Now, that task has become Herculean with our interconnected social lives, 24 hour news [...]

By | 2016-12-05T10:26:09+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|Cell Phone, Court, Evidence, Eyewitness, Juries, Mobile Phone, Social Media, Witnesses|

U.S. Supreme Court to Law Enforcement: Get a Warrant to Search a Cell phone!

Riley v. California and U.S. v. Wurie By: Joseph Giacalone Attention Law Enforcement: The U.S. Supreme Court says you need to get a warrant to search cellphones. There are no shortcuts when it comes to search and seizure and the [...]

The Changing Landscape of Social Media Investigations

Social Media is Changing the Way Cases are Investigated By: Joseph Giacalone When the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche said, “Better know nothing than half-know many things,” he may have been speaking to law enforcement regarding social media investigations. Currently, there are [...]