Standard Investigations

  • Liability for Police Lineups

    Recent DNA exonerations have revealed a significant problem with eyewitness IDs based on lineups. They’ve also changed the landscape for failure to train officers on reliable lineup procedures, and more …

    Article • August 15th, 2011

  • Child death investigation training

    Because unexplained child deaths are not common, law enforcement must rely on good training and good tools

    Article • July 22nd, 2011

  • Defending Your Lineup in Court

    Armed with headlining DNA exonerations and new research, defense attorneys have a new arsenal for attacking police lineups. Are you ready to do battle in court?

    Article • July 18th, 2011

  • Protecting Yourself From Fraud

    Why should you care about your credit score? Because it affects how much you pay for your debt.

    Article • June 27th, 2011

  • Legendary Lawman Melvin Purvis

    His dogged determination and painstaking diligence aided him in tracking down some of the most notorious criminals of the nineteen-thirties. Most notable of these was John Dillinger.

    Article • June 22nd, 2011

  • Concealed No More

    Criminals have always tried to hide their contraband. "Reveal the conceal" with contributor Chris Watkins.

    Article • June 15th, 2011

  • Elderly Depression and Suicide

    Someone age 65 or over completes suicide every 90 minutes; an average of sixteen deaths a day. Elders account for 20% of all suicides; but they comprise only 12% of the population.

    Article • June 8th, 2011

  • Wis. Man Arrested After Truck Backs Into Squad Car

    The Monroe Police Department said a man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he backed his pickup truck into an officer's squad car early Saturday morning.

    News • March 28th, 2011

  • Due Diligence or Cyber Invasion?

    Cyberspace is the Wild West for law enforcement, so maybe it makes sense to scrutinize the movement of new recruits - and current officers - through it. But at what point are returns on such in-depth probes so diminished their potential for harm...

    Article • December 1st, 2010

  • Reexamining evidence

    On Dec. 23, 1991, three little girls perished in a tragic house fire in Corsicana, Texas. Two-year-old Amber and her one-year-old twin sisters – Kameron and Karmon – succumbed to a blaze that was later blamed on their father, Cameron Todd Willingham...

    Article • October 15th, 2010

  • Fire Damages N.C. Sheriff's Office

    State investigators are at the scene of a fire that gutted part of the Graham County Sheriff's Department early Monday morning.

    Article • May 17th, 2010

  • Can Lying for Justice Change You?

    Police lie as an accepted necessity in investigating covert criminal activity. Can lying as part of your job change you? For better or worse? Val Van Brockllin continues to explore the high stakes, complex questions raised in law enforcement’s use of...

    Article • May 17th, 2010

  • Man Nabbed after 20 Years on Lam

    A fugitive from Texas who has been on the lam for 20 years was arrested in Central Florida.

    Article • May 11th, 2010

  • Mich. Parents Jailed; Toddler Home Alone

    A 16-month old boy was left home alone in Southfield for more than 24 hours while his parents are in jail on other charges,

    Article • April 22nd, 2010

  • Learning to read the danger signs

    Maryland patrol officers take an extra step to end domestic violence homicides

    Article • March 31st, 2010

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