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Homicide Course

By |2018-09-11T20:41:54+00:00September 11th, 2018|

Welcome to the Registration page for the Greenwhich Police Department sponsored Homicide Course. The course starts on Monday, October 22, 2018 and ends on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 0730 X 1530. Step 1: Registration Please enter the RANK, NAME and [...]

Homicide Clearance Rates Continue to Fall in U.S.

By |2017-10-06T08:05:45+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Clearance Rates, Statistics, UCR|

2016 FBI’s UCR Table for Clearance Rates Homicide Clearance Rates Continue to Fall in the U.S. The FBI just recently released the 2016 Uniform Crime Report statistics and it shows the Homicide Clearance rate continues to fall. In 2016, [...]

The Homicide and Death Investigations Course in Danbury, CT

By |2016-12-17T14:47:14+00:00October 1st, 2013|Cause of Death, Crime Scene, Death Investigation, Homicide, Manner of Death|

This past week, The Danbury Connecticut Police sponsored a five (5) day Homicide and Death Investigations Course at police headquarters. Ten (10) police departments from all over Connecticut came to listen and learn from experts in the field of homicide and [...]

6 Fundamental Questions in Homicide Investigations

By |2016-12-05T10:09:26+00:00September 19th, 2013|Autopsy, Crime Scene, Death Investigation, Evidence, Forensics, Homicide, Mistakes, Trace Evidence, Warrants, Witnesses|

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. [...]

Fatal Mistakes in a Homicide Investigation #3

By |2016-12-05T09:52:40+00:00July 18th, 2013|Evidence, Forensics, Gun Evidence, Mistakes, Photographs|

Not Taking Enough Crime Scene Photographs By: Joseph Giacalone It is often said that a picture paints a thousand words and crime scene photography is no different. Crime crime scene photos tell the story of the horrific events that transpired [...]

Fatal Mistakes in a Homicide Investigation #2

By |2016-12-05T09:53:25+00:00July 10th, 2013|Crime Scene, Death Investigation, Evidence, Forensics, Homicide, Mistakes|

Marrying Your Theory By: Joseph Giacalone There is an old maxim, “Be careful who you date, you might end up marrying them.” The same line of thinking has a lot to do with theory building in homicide investigations. A theory [...]

Fatal Mistakes in a Homicide Investigation #1

By |2016-12-05T09:46:12+00:00June 12th, 2013|Crime Scene, Mistakes|

Not Controlling the Crime Scene By: Joseph L. Giacalone During any homicide investigation there are many things that can go wrong. You don’t get a second chance to do it right. This isn’t the playground where you can scream “Do over!” [...]

The Homicide and Death Investigations Course

By |2016-12-17T14:40:40+00:00May 29th, 2013|Cause of Death, Homicide, Manner of Death|

This past week, the Greenwich Police Department sponsored a Five (5) Day Homicide and Death Investigations Course at their police headquarters. Joe Giacalone and other practitioners in the field, including the new Chief Medical Examiner of Connecticut, Dr. James Gill, taught [...]

Gilbert Family Attorney John Ray

By |2018-09-18T09:25:23+00:00September 18th, 2018|Cause of Death, Cold Case, Death Investigation, Homicide, LI News Radio, Long Island Serial Killer, Missing Persons, Serial Killers|

Gilbert Family Attorney John Ray on WRCN 103.9 FM The Gilbert Family attorney, John Ray, took out some time to call-in to the Crime Report on Long Island News Radio, WRCN 103.9 FM. Mr. Ray has been one of the strongest [...]

Did the Amber Alert System Criteria Fail?

By |2018-06-08T12:10:22+00:00June 8th, 2018|Homicide, Joe in the News, TV News|

Did the Amber Alert System Criteria Fail? Coram, NY. Every parent’s worst nightmare came true this week on Long Island. A fire, a missing firearm and, an abducted child and a homicide/suicide in the span of a few hours. Suffolk County [...]