Tag Archives: criminal investigation

Investigating Cold Cases with New Forensic Methods

There are more than 14,000 murders committed every year across the United States.  That number averages out to about 38 murders every single day.  This number is based on crime statistical data from 2011 by the FBI Uniform Crime Reports. … Continue reading

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Social Media Plays Critical Role in Guilty Verdicts Handed Down in Ohio Rape Case

A criminal trial in a small town in Ohio that received international attention thanks to social media reached a moment of some closure over the weekend.  Judge Thomas Lipps found two high school football heroes guilty of rape.  One boy, … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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So You Think You Can Be a CSI?

I’ve been deep in the trenches with my next book and a little bit preoccupied, but I wanted to post something fun to test your CSI knowledge.  It’s been a tough process creating Emily Stone’s current adventure in Dead Burn, … Continue reading

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Mass Shootings and the Complexity of Crime — Profiler, Forensic Scientist Brent Turvey

“Crime is complex; evidence is complex; and people are complex.” “…the less one knows about something, the simpler and more certain things seem. While illusions are convenient, allowing us to pretend that we have achieved some level of understanding so … Continue reading

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