Month: August 2011


Posted on August 30, 2011 by Dean Benard
I just posted another video to our home page. It is a presentation I provided in Chicago last May to a group of lawyers and investigators from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. It was my great privilege to speak to this group. A video doesn't replace the real thing but I decided to add it to our website to give people the opportunity to see some of our educational work.   
Posted on August 26, 2011 by Dean Benard
Have you ever wondered how some of the advances in forensic technology have come about? When fingerprints were used for the first time to convict a person of a crime or who invented the polygraph machine (lie detectors)? Check out this article titled The Forensics hall of Fame: 10 Forensic Scientists Who Made History. This is an interesting read and contains some links and other information that may be of interest. Click here for the article.
Posted on August 3, 2011 by Dean Benard
There has been a lot of press lately about private investigators in relation to the downfall of the tabloid News of The World. This event has shed light on many unscrupulous and criminal acts alleged to have been perpetrated by senior officials of the News of The World, members of various police organizations and private investigators. The news of this case has led to calls for more stringent regulation of private investigators as well as greater accountability to privacy laws.
Posted on August 1, 2011 by Dean Benard
Recently I was asked to comment for an article being written for the Law Times. The subject is important to me so I agreed to participate. I was pleased with the fact that my comments were considered appropriate for a larger article and the quote of the week. However there were a few things that require clarification. The conference I spoke at in Chicago was an attorney / investigator conference for a regulatory council in the United States.