Joseph Giacalone

Joseph Giacalone

Joseph Giacalone
Adjunct
Phone number: 
212.237.8034
Room number and address: 
422T

Education

2005 MA: John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice)

1991 BBA: Hofstra University (Banking and Finance)

Bio

Joseph L. Giacalone is a retired NYPD Detective Sergeant who held many prestigious positions during his more than 20 year career. Most of his career was dedicated to conducting and supervising major criminal investigations. He was the Executive Officer of the 110th Precinct Detective Squad in Queens and the Commanding Officer of the Bronx Cold Case Squad. He was responsible for managing hundreds of cold case homicides and missing persons cases. While working in the NYPD, he found the time to obtain a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Specialty in Crime and Deviance from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2005.

Some of the positions that he held while employed with the NYPD:

·         Commanding Officer, Bronx Cold Case Squad

·         Commanding Officer, Crime Stoppers Unit

·         Executive Officer, Detective Bureau Training Unit

·         Director, NYPD Homicide School

·         Executive Officer, 110th Precinct Detective Squad

Professor Giacalone is an Adjunct in the Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration Department. He is the author of The Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators published by Looseleaf Law, Inc., now in its third edition.

Professor Giacalone is often cited in the media for his unique perspective on matters related to criminal investigation and cold cases. He has consulted and trained law enforcement officers from all over the United States and the world.

He is the recipient of the NYPD Medal for Valor.

EXPERTISE AREA:

Cold Cases, Homicides, Gender Based Violence and general Criminal Investigations

Professional Memberships

Board of Directors - The Murder Accountabilty Project

Course Taught

PSC 107: Introduction to Criminal Investigations
PSC 324: Police Use of Force
PSC 405: Organized Crime in America

 

 

Scholarly Work

Books

The Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators 3rd Edition. Looseleaf Law Publications, 2013

 

Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Criminal Justice / Crime Prevention & Reduction
Forensic Evidence
Law Enforcement / Policing / Police-Community Relations
Organized Crime
Stop and Frisk

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Cold Case Investigations
Homicide Investigations
General Criminal Investigative Procedures

 

 

In The Media

Print/Online

December 16, 2021 - NYC Mayor elect selects Keechant Sewell to become the NYPD's first femal commissioner - CNN
December 10, 2021 - Missing Brooklyn teen's little sister begs her to come home - WPIX - Channel 11 News
December 6, 2021 - It's been 6 months since the Murdaugh murders. - The Island Packet 
October 6, 2021 - Former USC campus gynecologist's accusers call for investigation of top university officials - LA Times
September 27, 2021 - Her murder was tied to Ted Buddy. Then the case went cold - Daily Beast
September 23, 2021 - Missing Persons not all in national news - Queens Chronicle

 

 

 

Online Presence
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