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Are COLD CASES on the Rise? A Chat with Cold Case Detective and Crime Media Consultant Joe Giacalone

I’ve been concerned about the rise of unsolved homicides in California as well as across the entire US for some time now. Most that follow me know that I’ve voiced my concerns about crime and cold cases. I’ve been hearing … Continue reading

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Ingenious Forensics: Two High-Profile Cases Solved by Extraordinary DNA Evidence

Recent advancements in DNA technology has helped law enforcement lock up criminals who, years ago, would have most likely escaped justice.  But, thanks to the efforts of forensic scientists, DNA analysis has dramatically increased in accuracy and reliability. Here are … Continue reading

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DNA Justice in 2017: 3 Cold Case Murders Solved by Forensics

Justice eluded these murder victims for many years. But, due to the hard work of detectives, and advancements in DNA analysis – the killers were identified. And justice was served. The Killing of Wendy Jo Halison It was 1968 on … Continue reading

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The Reality of Forensics: 6 Myths Debunked

Pop culture has a fascination with the world of forensic science. Whether it’s a television show, movie or novel. The public’s thirst for crime drama is unquenchable. And that’s because, crime has an inherent conflict on multiple levels, which equals … Continue reading

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Antiquity to Modernity: A Timeline of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Our modern notions of crime and punishment are the result of millennia of human advancement. From antiquity to modern times, criminal justice and criminology have evolved due to significant contributions from a diverse array of civilizations. Here is a brief … Continue reading

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Modern Forensics Solves the Murder: 3 Recently Cracked Cold Cases

Cold murder cases are a tough pill to swallow for law enforcement, the public and most importantly, the families of the victims.  But, as forensic science continues to advance, seemingly unsolvable open cases are now being cracked. With the solving … 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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