Police-induced false confessions are among the leading causes of wrongful convictions and since the late 1980s, six studies alone have documented approximately 250 interrogation-induced false confessions. Police-induced false confessions occur primarily in the more serious cases, especially homicides and other high-profile felonies. More than 80 percent of the 125 false confessions documented by Professors Steve […]
About DrRon Martinelli, Forensic Criminologist & Show Host
Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V, is a nationally renowned forensic criminologist and retired police detective with the San Jose (CA) Police Department. Dr. Martinelli directs the nation’s only Forensic Death Investigations & Independent review Team and is the author of the new book, “The Truth Behind the Black Lives Matter Movement and the War on Police,” The Show: A Thread of Evidence deals with real crime stories; their victims, violators; and cops and forensic investigators who solve those crimes and bring the bad guys to justice. Go out onto the mean streets; visit the crimes scenes and work in the forensic lab with your host nationally renowned forensic criminologist and investigator DrRon Martinelli.
“He must have been insane to have committed that crime.” But are they really “insane?” DrRon and forensic psychologist Dr. Joni Johnston probe the legal meaning of “insanity,” discuss the basic psychosis and then have a commonsense, diagnostic discussion about the insanity defense. How successful is it? Do people really get off if they are […]
There were 458 workplace violence homicides in the U.S. in 2017. Seventy-five percent of all workplace homicides were committed by armed assailants. DrRon and his special guest expert board certified forensic psychologist Dr. Joni Johnston peel back the forensic and behavioral layers of this most serious work environment problem. The forensic doctors profile the workplace […]
The news is full of stories about people making accusations against others and false reports of sexual assaults and hate crimes. How do investigators determine who is truthful and who is not? DrRon interviews forensic interviewer, polygraph examiner and subject matter expert Dan Sosnowski to discuss forensic interviewing techniques, how confessions are gained; what works […]
The investigation of allegations of sexual assault, especially when those claims come many years later is a challenge for sexual assault investigators. DrRon and Dr. Joni Johnston discuss the issues of why people report that they have been assaulted years later and how investigators gather forensic and interview evidence to determine the viability and accuracy of valid […]
My worst fears were realized last week after watching the Democrats’ disgusting response to POTUS Trump’s magnificent State of the Union address. My blood pressure climbed as I watched puppeteer Speaker Nancy Pelosi literally directing her colleagues, including her Congressional Clones in white straight jackets to remain seated without clapping as the President detailed how […]
Suicidal people intent upon committing “Suicide by Cop” or SBC is one of the most serious and dangerous types of police encounters. Why do suicidal people choose this method of death to end their lives? DrRon and forensic psychologist Dr. Joni Johnston delve into this forensic mystery, peeling back the psychological layers to explain the […]
Do you know what “Synthetic Identity Fraud” is? Not many people do. Synthetic Identity Fraud is one of the fastest growing types of identity fraud in the U.S. and affects all of us. In this episode of A Thread of Evidence, I interview Forensic Fraud Investigator Mark Kasak, who explains what this fraud scheme is […]
This month marks the 55th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. DrRon Martinelli interviews Forensic Animator Angelos Leiloglou of Knotts Labs, CO about his unique forensic research into the dynamics of the shooting of JFK by Lee Harvey Oswald, testing the Warren Commission’s famous “Single Bullet Theory.” DrRon and Angelos discuss […]
Our satellites, intelligence sources in Mexico and the mainstream news media programming had been tracking the bifurcated legions until last evening when the western element was approximately 100 miles south of the San Diego border. DHS and Border Patrol believed that the masses would not arrive at the U.S. border for three more days. They […]
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