Fatal Mistakes in a Homicide Investigation #2

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.

Fatal Mistakes in a Homicide Investigation #1

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!”

6 FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS IN HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIONS

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...

6 Mistakes to Avoid at a Crime Scene

You don't get a chance to scream, "Do over!" like we did in the playground when it comes to criminal investigation. You only get one chance at it, so you have to do it right.

What is a Forensic Firearm and Tool Mark Examiner? Part 1

A forensic lab or “crime lab” has many different specialized departments or sections.  Each section performs a different area of analysis on evidence submitted from crime scenes. Working inside each of these sections are scientists with specialized backgrounds and training specific to the section they are working in.

Forensics and The CSI Mindset

A great show with former forensics investigator, Tom Adair.

So What IS Forensics? Part II

In So What IS Forensics? Part I  John Paolucci introduced us to the basics of forensics.

In this post, John will discuss the different types of forensic analyses and comparisons used to help reconstruct events.

 

So What is Forensics

Today, we have retired Detective Sergeant, John Paolucci! He’s the president of Forensics4Real where he trains law enforcement and students in venues such as the Henry Lee Academy.

The Criminal Investigative Function ~ 2nd Edition

With the release of The Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators - 2nd Edition and his retirement from the force, Joe Giacalone is enjoying what it feels like to be a best selling author.

Writer Question: Can Police Forcibly Take DNA?

I’ve received questions from writers wondering what ways can their detective obtain DNA. They have also asked, “Can police forcibly take DNA?”

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