Our first blog regarding crime during the holiday season focused on thieves, but it is also important to talk about hackers. Computer fraud happens every day, but especially over the holiday season when more and more people are using the internet to make purchases. One of the techniques used by hackers is sending you an [...]
While the Holiday Season is exciting and approaching quickly, so is the increase in crime that comes with it. We recommend you be aware of your surroundings from criminal activity like robberies, theft, and breaking and entering. It's important for your safety and your family's safety to take preventive measures. Here are a few helpful [...]
Even in this century, we continue to deal with age-old problems of serial killers and the individuals they target. It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner (not including sexual harassment) at some point in their lives (source). [...]
BUSINESS TRAVELER BLOG Traveling can be an exciting opportunity, but it’s important to recognize how dangerous some areas can be and how much of a target you can become while traveling. Recent events in Mexico – a popular travel destination – reveal how dangerous it really is. Cartels have strongholds on several states and cities [...]
We know scandals are nothing new in professional sports. From Lance Armstrong to Tiger Woods, it seems that no sport is immune to controversy.
Masters of Disguise: Spotting a Human Predator What is a human predator? Think about all the people you encounter every day. The woman sitting next to you at Starbucks. The student in the back of your classroom. The man you picked up in your Uber. A human predator can come in all sizes, shapes, [...]
Church Shootings - A Dangerous World We Live In Our places of worship are supposed to be sanctuaries where we feel safe and secure, but with the recent high-profile church shootings in Texas, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania, to name a few, it’s becoming alarmingly commonplace that this isn’t always the case. And the violence [...]
Our last blog was an introduction into the world of digital forensics and discussed the challenges associated with this growing field. Subsequent blogs will go into these challenges in greater detail. The tools and techniques used in digital forensics are to be applied to suspects, victims, and bystanders. Over the years, practitioners have tried to [...]
Computers and other digital devices are ubiquitous in our everyday lives. They can be used for both personal and professional purposes. Unfortunately, the fact that digital technology is so prevalent in our lives means that its involvement in crime is also increasing. Digital forensics has thus become an important field. Digital forensics involves uncovering and [...]
Forletta speaks with Attorneys from the Allegheny County Bar Association, Criminal Litigation Section, Pittsburgh, PA.
According to a 2012 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 24 million Americans aged 12 and older had used an illicit drug or abused a psychotherapeutic medication within the past month. The study also found that drug used is highest among 18-20 year old Americans, with approximately 23.9% of this [...]
Thoughts and ideas are just as important to the success of an organization as physical items. That’s why intellectual property protection is such an integral part of many organizations’ work. There are four different types of intellectual property—patents, trademarks, designs, and copyrights. Each of these is discussed in detail below. Intellectual property infringement is the [...]
Forensic investigation is the application of science to criminal and civil laws. Throughout an investigation, forensic scientists collect, preserve, and analyze scientific evidence. Forensic scientists can take on different roles in an investigation, for example the role of a laboratory analyst, a field investigator, or an expert witness in court. Different types of investigations are [...]
If you ask most parents, they will tell you that their children are their everything—that everything in their lives revolves around their children first and foremost. This make it even more heartbreaking to hear the statistics about child abuse. According to the organization Childhelp, more than 3.6 million referrals involving over 6.6 million children are [...]
It is our belief at FORLETTA that if people were better informed, they would make better decisions. This idea applies broadly, generally and I have seen the truth of this ideology over and over again. In my years as a DEA Agent in Washington DC, Baltimore and Pittsburgh, I have witnessed more tragic situations than [...]