Author Archives: jchasenovelist

About jchasenovelist

Published thriller author, criminologist, and blogger.

The Price of Crime: 6 of the All-Time Wealthiest Gangsters

Photo courtesy of pinterest.com. Despite the allure of wealth and notoriety, a life of crime is never the most prudent course of action. And, generally speaking, the truism “crime doesn’t pay” has stood the test of time. But for some … Continue reading

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Crime and Serial Killers: In the Beginning for Emily Stone

When Serial Killers Terrorize a California Beach Community, One Woman Stands in Their Way Emily Stone doesn’t have a badge. But that hasn’t stopped her from tracking down some of the West’s most dangerous child-killers. Armed with a digital SLR … Continue reading

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9 Key Steps for a Successful Crime Scene Investigation

Photo courtesy of augustacrime.com. To perform a successful crime scene investigation, there are a myriad of individual procedures used by investigators. And, of course, different crimes call for specific methods. Despite, however, the various tactics and circumstances, individual investigators generally … Continue reading

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6 Groundbreaking Moments in Criminal Justice

Throughout history, the criminal justice system—both domestic and abroad—has been consistently challenged to develop innovations to combat the growing threats that confront society. Here are six historical moments that forever changed how law and order is preserved. Photo courtesy of … Continue reading

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The Age of Technology and the Impact on Law Enforcement

Photo courtesy of intersog.com. Law enforcement’s utilization of contemporary hi-tech tools in preventing and combating crime is certainly not a new concept. But, what separates modern technology trends from those of yesteryear is the exceptional rapid pace in which technology … Continue reading

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I Have Been Given a Lie Detector Test: Could You Pass?

Years ago, I had an interview with a police department for a forensic position. I had already been fingerprinted, interviewed by the supervisor, had an in-depth background meeting with the background investigators trying to catch me in a lie from … Continue reading

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Katherine Ramsland: What if Jack the Ripper Lived with You?

Originally posted on The Crime Fiction Writer's Forensics Blog:
It seems that after many disturbing crimes, the family, friends, or neighbors, in shock at what happened, often say: “But he seemed so nice. So normal. We had no idea.”…

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