Cold Case Investigations with expert Joseph Giacalone
Air Date: March 2. 2012
Join us with Joseph L. Giacalone, a law enforcement supervisor with an extensive background in criminal investigations and a specialty in Crime and Deviance. He was also Commanding Officer of the Cold Case Homicide Squad and author of “The Criminal Investigative Function“.
Joseph has a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Crime and Deviance form John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he now serves as an Adjust professor teach many courses in various area of emphasis in the criminal justice field.
Joseph’s 19 year law enforcement career put in in many positions in the force which led to the development of his extensive expertise in various investigation types including; homicide, suicide, missing persons and cold cases. He eventually landed what he considers to be his favorite position severed, Commanding Officer of the Cold Case Homicide Squad. His accomplishments and dedication also earned him the police forces prestigious Medal of Valor.
- Meet Joseph Giacalone (2:35)
- Mr. Giacalone shares his background and expertise with us. (4:35)
- Police Science is defined by Giacalone. (6:35)
- A prime candidate for becoming a police officer and the things that can disqualify a
- candidate. (8:30)
- The use of polygraph tests is discussed. (12:20)
- The skills needed for a homicide investigator in comparison to those of a cold case
- investigator. (15:40)
- Giacalone describes the factors that may affect a cold case. (17:50)
- When a case becomes cold is discussed. (20:45)
- The CODIS database is elaborated on by Giacalone. (22:33)
- The DNA Bill and Familial DNA are discussed. (22:50)
- The CSI effect in relation to media and court jurors and even crime victims today is
- discussed. (33:33)
- The myths of CSI (35:00)
- The length of time spent on a cold case by investigators is addressed by Mr. Giacalone. (40:25)
- Joseph Giacalone’s book, “The Criminal Investigative Function” is discussed. (48:45)
- Joseph Giacalone’s blog: www.coldcasesquad.com and follow him on twitter@coldcasesquad. (50:00)