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Season Premiere of Pandora’s Box: Unleashing Evil

By | 2017-01-07T14:09:48+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Homicide, TV Drama|

Season Premiere of Pandora's Box: Unleashing Evil - Death Wish Season 1, Episode 5 On January 5, 2016, retired NYPD Sergeant Joe Giacalone made an appearance on the season premiere of Investigation Discovery Channel show, Pandora's Box: Unleashing Evil. This will [...]

Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills from A&E’s The Killing Season

By | 2016-12-14T14:21:40+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Cold Case, Death Investigation, Human Remains, LI News Radio, Serial Killers|

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, from 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM, hosts Jay Oliver of WRCN 103.9FM, Long Island News Radio and Joseph Giacalone will welcome Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills from A&E's hit new show, The Killing Season. They will discuss [...]

Where’s Joe?

By | 2017-06-07T07:52:46+00:00 November 16th, 2016|

Appearances: 2017 Jan 5: Investigation Discovery Channel: Pandora's Box - 10 PM EST Jan 25: NYPD Homicide Course - NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner Feb 15: NY Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime - Jefferson Market Library, NY Feb [...]

Cold Case Review and Investigation

By | 2016-11-16T08:04:39+00:00 November 16th, 2016|

  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 [...]

About Joe Giacalone

By | 2016-12-31T20:15:03+00:00 November 5th, 2016|

  Joe Giacalone, Law Enforcement Trainer / Media Consultant Joseph L. Giacalone is a retired NYPD Sergeant and internationally recognized expert with an extensive background in criminal investigations. He has held many prestigious positions in the NYPD, but his favorite [...]

Dr. Henry C. Lee: Forensic Rockstar #3

By | 2016-12-05T17:16:16+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Autopsy, Blood Evidence, Cold Case, Court, Crime Scene, Death Investigation, DNA, Evidence, Expert Witness, Eyewitness, Fingerprints, Forensics, Gun Evidence, Homicide, Human Remains, Laboratory, ME Coroner, Serial Killers, Sexual Assault, Trace Evidence, Training, TV Drama, TV News, Unsolved, Witnesses|

It’s not everyday that you get a chance to sit down and speak with a Forensic Rockstar like Dr. Henry C. Lee about death investigations, but I did. I will be teaching for Dr. Lee in an upcoming Death and Homicide [...]

The Changing Landscape of Social Media Investigations

By | 2016-12-05T10:20:15+00:00 April 29th, 2014|Celebrity, Evidence, Eyewitness, Forensics, Gun Evidence, Interview Interrogation, Missing Persons, Photographs, Serial Killers, Sexual Assault, Social Media, Unsolved, Witnesses|

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 [...]

The Search Warrant Conundrum and Crime Scenes

By | 2016-12-14T14:22:28+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Evidence, Interview Interrogation, ME Coroner, Mistakes, SCOTUS, Warrants|

Search Warrants and Crime Scenes By: Joseph Giacalone There is no such thing as a “Murder Scene Exception” to obtaining a search warrant. Just because the person is dead, does not always equate to a consent search. Initially, the police can [...]

Investigating Unidentified Human Remains

By | 2016-12-05T09:37:28+00:00 April 11th, 2013|Autopsy, Death Investigation, DNA, Forensics, Human Remains, ME Coroner, Missing Persons, NamUs, Unsolved|

Investigating Unidentified Human Remains By: Joseph Giacalone The first thing to do in any death investigation is to determine who your victim is, but what happens when you have unidentified human remains? These cases are the toughest of all to [...]

6 Mistakes to Avoid at a Crime Scene

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

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 [...]