Witnesses

Kicking Around the Cold Case Files

It's time to start kicking around the cold case files. Every detective has that one case that was never solved and to this day still “haunts” them. There are many such cases in my career that I wish we could have [...]

6 Fundamental Questions in Homicide Investigations

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Baseline: The First Step in Lie Detection

The Baseline: A Key Indicator to Identifying Deception Establishing a baseline is one of the most important steps in lie detection By: Joseph L. Giacalone   Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! Raise your hand if you have ever been lied [...]

By | 2016-12-05T09:33:25+00:00 March 11th, 2013|Interview Interrogation, Witnesses|

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|