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Michelle Feldman of the Innocence Project on Crime Talk (S1, E8)

Tonight on Crime Talk at 5:35 PM EST on WRCN 103.9 FM Suffolk County N.Y., I welcome Michelle Feldman of the Innocence Project. Michelle and I will discuss the two largest  contributors for wrongful convictions in the United States: Eyewitness misidentification and false confessions and what is being done about it.

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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.

Tonight, at 5:35PM EST, Lauri Stevens will join me for Crime Talk on WRCN 139. FM, Suffolk County, NY. Lauri is the founder of LAwS Communications and her career spans decades as an interactive media professional, with a unique niche: law enforcement. Since 2005, Lauri has been improving communications for law enforcement agencies in the United States as well as Canada and the UK.

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Tonight’s Guest on Crime Talk Radio: Barry A. J. Fisher (S1, E6)

Season 1, Episode 6: Dr. Barry A.J. Fisher

Tonight at 5:35PM EST on WRCN 103.9 FM will be Barry A. J. Fisher, the former Forensic Chief of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Crime Lab, former President of American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and author of Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, now in it’s 8th Edition. Dr. Fisher is also the co-author of Forensics Demystified and an Introduction to Criminalistics: The Foundation of Forensic Science.

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J. Todd Matthews: Director of Case Management for NamUs on Crime Talk

The National Missing Unidentified Persons System

On Saturday, April 9, 2016, J. Todd Matthews, the Director of Case Management for the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) was on Crime Talk, WRCN 103.9 FM. Todd spoke to the host of Crime Talk, Joe Giacalone and discussed NamUs as an investigative tool, how families can use it and what is the future of NamUs 2.0.

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Tonight’s Guest on Crime Talk Radio: Dr. Richard Saferstein (S1, E3)

Each and every week on Crime Talk, I will bring you conversations with the experts from the field of forensic science and criminal investigation. Tonight’s show is no different.  The Live Broadcast starts at 5:35PM EST, on Crime Talk Radio, WRCN 103.9 FM Suffolk County, NY. The conversation tonight is with Dr. Richard Saferstein. We will be discussing the future of forensic science, being an expert witness and how we can improve criminal investigations.

There are so many fascinating facts in the long, influential career of Dr. Saferstein.

  • The former head of the New Jersey State Police Forensic Crime Laboratory
  • Has served as an expert witness over 2,000 times
  • The author of five (5) textbooks on Forensic Science including:
    • Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science is the standard forensic science text in the field now in its 12th Edition

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9 Myths about Stop, Question and Frisk Debunked

1. Stop, Question and Frisk is a law.

No, Stop, Question and Frisk was a United States Supreme Court decision that stemmed from the court case, Terry v. Ohio 392 U.S. 1 (1968).

2. The real name of the police tactic is Stop and Frisk.

No, the correct name of the police tactic is Stop, Question and Frisk.

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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 hear the words, “Police Involved Shooting” these days, I hold my breath and wait for the other shoe to drop. Like many, I turn to the Internet to find the latest information. What do a find? Social media police academy graduates explaining to the world what the police should have or shouldn’t have done. These posts often point out what should be done about the “Cops Gone Wild.”

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Joseph Giacalone to host Crime Talk on 103.9 FM Suffolk County

Joseph Giacalone will make his host debut with Crime Talk on Saturday, March 12, on 103.9 FM, Suffolk County, New York at 5:30 PM. Each week, Joe will share his expertise and discuss intriguing local and national crime stories ripped directly from the headlines. Do you think you know how criminal investigations work?

Joe has lined up a series of additional experts from all over the field of Criminal Justice: investigators, medical examiners, forensic experts, crime scene technicians, prosecutors, and police representatives that will shed some light on how things are supposed to be done and not how they appear on television.

Joe and his guests will take your questions live via social media whenever time permits at:

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Questions Arise About Antonin Scalia’s Death

Let’s put this out here first: I don’t suspect any foul play in the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. What I do suspect is a terrible job by law enforcement and a lack of foresight to conduct a proper death scene investigation. The mishandling of the death scene by law enforcement has given rise to many a ‘theory’ and talk of ‘conspiracy’ and ‘coverup.’

It’s been a number of days now that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia was found dead in a ranch in Shafter, Texas. Since then, all kinds of conspiracy theories have bubbled up to the top, only because law enforcement didn’t properly do its job. The discussion shouldn’t be about if the President should be able to nominate a new Supreme Court Justice before the end of his term, but what went wrong with the investigation or lack thereof?

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Dr. Michael Baden: Forensic Rockstar #4

I had the chance of a lifetime to sit down and speak with Dr. Michael Baden for over an hour about death investigations, the future of DNA and other forensic technologies. Dr. Baden is probably the most recognizable forensic pathologist in the United States if not the world. He has conducted well over 20,000 death investigations in his career spanning over 40 years. He also also written two non-fiction books: Unnatural Death: Confessions of a Medical Examiner and Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers.

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Bring Joe Into Your Investigation

Police departments looking to increase their current homicide clearance rates by closing old cases is a challenge. With shrinking budgets and staff, many departments find themselves shelving old cases in order to keep up with the daily workload. Get a fresh set of eyes and a full evaluation of your cases from the cold case experts and let us discover what cases are primed for further investigation.

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