Thursday, June 10, 2021

Criminal Investigation

What is a Criminal Investigation?

When Do You Need A
Criminal Investigator?

  • If law enforcement investigations produce little or no results
  • When you need evidence gathered for criminal defense
  • To collect evidence for a criminal case
  • To find and interview other witnesses to a crime
  • To gather impartial facts about a crime
  • If you need surveillance or records searches to collect evidence
A criminal investigation is an undertaking that seeks, collects, and gathers evidence for a case or specific purpose. A criminal investigator looks for clues and evidence to determine whether a crime has taken place. If a crime has been committed, criminal investigators may look into the background of the accused and seek to uncover who committed the crime. Criminal investigators undertake several investigation techniques in order to find the necessary evidence. Police agencies are committed to criminal investigations of every kind, but a growing number of individuals are choosing to launch their own criminal investigations with the help of professional investigators.

Why Use a Criminal Investigator?

  • Criminal investigators operate within the law to find evidence 
  • Criminal defense investigators can gather evidence of wrongful conviction or accusation
  • Law enforcement investigators are often busy with other tasks
  • Criminal investigation divisions can be too short on resources to conduct a proper investigation
  • Exclusively dedicated criminal investigators are more persistent than law enforcement so they can provide better results
  • Criminal investigators are not limited by jurisdiction

  • Types of Criminal Investigations

    Fraud investigations, crime scene investigations, sexual crime investigations, theft investigations, kidnapping investigations, assault investigations, homicide investigations, criminal defense investigations

    Criminal Investigation Techniques

    Interviews, crime scene photography, surveillance, background checks, document searches, statement analysis

    Friday, August 28, 2020

    Background Checks | Brian Blackwell Investigations

    A new nanny or babysitter, a potential tenant, your child's coach, online dating, prospective business partner. In today's society, there are good reasons for wanting to verify the background of people engaged in your life.

    In some situations, not knowing someone's history can have dire legal, financial, and personal consequences. Instant online background checks have become widely available and are fairly inexpensive; however, they are often very limited in the scope of information and not always up-to-date. We can help. Visit us at

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020

    Forensic Statement Analysis

    Businesses & Individuals Who Receive Anonymous Threating Letters

    Forensic statement analysis is the process of examining a person's words to determine if he or she is truthful or deceptive.

    Words reveal us. People always phrase their statements based on their knowledge and life experiences. Our words reveal our background, including our sex, race, and intelligence. Our words reveal our life experiences, including trauma and professional experiences. Our words reveal our basic personality type. The personality type can tell the investigator how to conduct the interview and how to assess the threat.
    When a subject writes a statement, he or she provides more information than they realize. A person's statement will often contain information they did not intend to share. The key to detecting deception is to know what to look for in a person's statement.

    Statement analysis is the most accurate way of detecting deception. When a person uses nonverbal communication, you have to read or interpret their body language. This means there is always the chance of misinterpreting. With our forensic statement analysis and advanced interviewing techniques, there is no interpreting or guesswork.

    To ensure complete accuracy, the team at Brian Blackwell Investigations adheres to a well-established principle of having analysis work checked by other professionals. In the "truth" business, there is no room for ego.

    Those who are the best and brightest investigators and analysts share a common humility that leads them to seek second and third opinions as a matter of routine. The "lone wolf" analyst would raise suspicion of accuracy and mistrust. The true professional analyst also submits to the discipline of principle and repetition.

    As deception, corruption, and self-interest becomes more and more acceptable and popular, often stated as the "moral high ground," and institutionalized envy condemns success and authority more and more, the need for statement analysis is imperative. Courts have shown prejudice against companies, and the political elite have shown contempt for authority.

    Statement analysis can be an effective investigative tool in criminal investigations and help solve sexual assault cases, theft cases, and uncover false allegations.

    The team at Brian Blackwell can help in determining the author of an anonymous threatening letter. Brian Blackwell consults with analysts across the nation to identify the author of the anonymous threatening letter. All work is confidential.

    For more about our Statement Analysis expertise, visit

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    Coronavirus Pandemic Response

    At Brian Blackwell, we continue to believe it is our responsibility during this time to prioritize two things: the health and well-being of our clients and partners while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the COVID-19 virus.

    We will continue to make decisions informed by the latest science-based information and guided by Our Mission and Values of honesty, fairness, and quality.

    Brian Blackwell Investigations  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania