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Investigating using image analysis

This week Italian police located a fugitive that had been on the run for 20 years. Gioacchino Gammino, a member of a Sicilian mafia group, had escaped a Rome jail in 2002 and in 2003 was sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder committed several…

Investigators…what are your ethical “tests?”

The investigation industry is often plagued with controversies regarding ethical concerns; whether it’s the private investigator undertaking dodgy practices conducting surveillance, or the government investigator missing procedural fairness when investigating misconduct. Unfortunately, there’s no standard ethical code for guidance across all investigations and industry groups….

Digital Forensics..What an Investigator needs to know

Professional investigators are typically highly skilled in gathering evidence through interviews, but what about obtaining and analysing digital evidence?  Deleted text messages, hidden emails and social media communication are some of the more common elements of evidence being sought in modern times.   A bullying…

New Evidence and the Double Jeopardy

A few years ago, Queensland Police re-charged a man with murder, having been acquitted of the same murder in 1987.  It’s a huge test of the 2014 laws bought in by the (then) Newman government.  It’s not all plain sailing; chapter 68 (exceptions to double…

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