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

The U.S. Supreme Court decided on two cases today that effect the way law enforcement obtains information from cell phones: Riley v. California and U.S. v. Wurie. In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has made it perfect clear: law enforcement must obtain a search warrant if it wants to go through a suspect’s …

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ColdCaseSquad.com Named One of the Top 101 Criminal Justice Sites on the Net

I’m excited to report that Criminal Justice Degrees has added my blog, The Cold Case Squad to their Top 101 Criminal Justice Websites.

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The Changing Landscape of Social Media Investigations

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 several social media platforms that investigators must learn about and new ones that are being created everyday. Here is a quick plan on how a detective squad can stay on top of it all.

Social media has not only changed the way we communicate with one another, it has changed the way law enforcement investigates criminal acts. In the midst of the social media and mobile revolution, law enforcement has found itself at a seminal moment in the investigative process. The tactics being used are still so nascent that very few departments even have policies regarding the use of social media for investigations. The fundamental question for investigators is, “with so many platforms, where do we begin?”

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Tabloid: Headless Body Found in Topless Bar

Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10 PM EST, I will be making my third and fourth appearances in Investigation Discovery Channel’s new show, Tabloid. This episode will not disappoint what Tabloid fans already expect!

“Headless Body in Topless Bar.” One of the most famous newspaper headlines of all times was spread across the front page of The New York Post on April 14, 1983. Always noted for their catchy headlines, The NY Post certainly out did themselves.

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Ways to Correct Gun Culture Among Kids – Guest Blog by Rebecca Gray

Gun violence continues to plague society, fueling the debate over which measures might curb incidents of gun-related crime. Among the most visible concerns for gun-rights proponents and detractors alike is the rise in gun crimes involving children.

School incidents, whether among grade-schoolers or college students garner focused attention from law enforcement personal, social commentators and psychological analysts; each asking the questions: “What is behind the negative gun culture among kids?”, “And how can we put an end to gun crimes committed by young members of society?”

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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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