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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 [...]

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 [...]

The Homicide and Death Investigations Course

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 [...]

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

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|

The Mob’s Greatest Unsolved Hits: Kid Twist

The Canary That Sung, But Couldn’t Fly By: Joseph Giacalone Abraham “Kid Twist” Reles (1907-1941)   Abraham Reles was born in a poverty stricken area of Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, in 1907 to Jewish-Austrian immigrants.  It wasn’t long before young Abe [...]

By | 2016-12-05T09:07:31+00:00 September 4th, 2012|Celebrity, Cold Case, Forensics, Mob, Serial Killers|