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How To Survive a Reprimand

How To Survive a Reprimand

Dealing with a reprimand at work can be a very distressing situation. Sometimes we create the situation and sometimes the situation is created for us. Either way, it's best to develop a strategy so you are prepared if and when it happens.

October 1, 2018

How To Conduct an Area Canvass

How To Conduct an Area Canvass

You need to do a thorough search of the area surrounding a crime scene to develop leads and solve crimes.

November 3, 2017

How to Investigate a Burglary

How to Investigate a Burglary

My friend used investigating burglaries as his template for training new detectives. Since his clearance rate was always above the national average, his training model likely has merit. With that in mind, here are some points to remember.

February 9, 2017

Investigating Self-Defense Homicides

Investigating Self-Defense Homicides

Contemporary laws pertaining to self-defense such as "Stand Your Ground" and the "Castle Doctrine" represent significant changes to the civil rights of Americans when it comes to defending themselves and others with deadly force. As a result, we have seen extraordinary changes in our criminal justice system. However, such laws are not without their controversy.

November 7, 2014

Inside the Mind of a Cold Case Detective

Inside the Mind of a Cold Case Detective

The first thing a good investigator, especially a cold case investigator, needs to know is that you can't base your conclusions on past experiences because those experiences are not foolproof. The only way to solve a decades-old murder is through hard work.

October 21, 2014

Officials: New DV Protocols in Texas Lead to More Cases
Investigating Identity Theft and Car Rental

Investigating Identity Theft and Car Rental

Loyalty rewards programs offered by certain rental car companies are designed with convenience in mind—in one case, all too convenient for a car thief. By using fake credit cards and stolen drivers' licenses, a woman in Orange County, Calif., engineered the theft of 42 rental vehicles in 2012 from a major rental car company.

October 2, 2013

Counterfeit Police Products

Counterfeit Police Products

A retired officer started The Counterfeit Report website to alert consumers about fake products and help law enforcement investigators spot these goods during investigations. View several examples of fake police products, and then read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Craig Crosby.

July 25, 2013

What CSIs Want You to Know

What CSIs Want You to Know

As for responding officers, the question for us becomes twofold. First, do we appreciate the importance of CSI's role and, second (oftentimes more important), do we appreciate the importance of our own role in crime scene handling and processing?

February 6, 2013

The Importance of Being Responsive to Crime Victims

The costs and consequences of crime can be measured in different ways.  When measured in dollar amounts, for example, crime costs more than 100 billion dollars annually for lost property, medical bills, and work absenteeism.  These costs are tangible measures of the heavy toll that crime exacts on our country's residents.

October 1, 2000

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