6 Mistakes to Avoid at a Crime Scene Straight From a Cold Case Detective

My friend and cold case detective Joe Giacalone is a great resource for writers and cops. I wanted to repost this great guest article on what to avoid at a crime scene.

Author Jennifer Chase

Photo: Courtesy of coldcasesquad.com

Crime scenes aren’t as cut and dry as one might think.  There are many variables and each one should be carefully identified, searched, documented, and processed correctly.  The process doesn’t flow like the television shows or movies would like us to think.

Here’s a great article I wanted to share on “6 Mistakes to Avoid at Crime Scene” from a retired NYPD police detective and cold case expert, Joe Giacalone.  It doesn’t get any better than learning it straight from the source.

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6 Mistakes to Avoid at a Crime Scene

Crime Scene Mishaps:

By: Joseph L. Giacalone

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. Sometimes, doing something right is about learning what not to do. Crime scenes…

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