Why Every Felony Should be Independently Investigated

Felony cases are as unique as they are serious. No two cases are exactly alike. As an attorney, it may be easy for you to lump robberies, sexual assaults and even homicides into their own neat little bundles. And indeed, if one were to strictly follow the Elements of...

Social Media and the Value of Open-Source Intelligence

About twenty years ago, social media was barely in its infancy. We had chat rooms, occasional photo sharing sites, and “rooms,” and in 2003, a site called Myspace. If you knew where to look, you could find a photo here, a photo there, maybe some insight into the type...

The Value of a Properly Written Report

The adage “a great report can save a horrible investigation, while a horrible report can ruin even the best of investigations” isn’t the report’s only purpose. While a detailed, yet concise story of what was observed during three days of...

The Value of a Properly Written Report

There’s an old adage in the investigative world; a great report can save a horrible investigation, while a horrible report can ruin even the best of investigations. When new investigators join the profession, there are usually mixed emotions to hearing this. At...