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Intellectual Property and Private Investigators.

Innovation is the force that drives the American economy. So many companies rely on the protection of their intellectual property, that patent law drives millions and millions of dollars in the United States annually. Small businesses live and die by the security of their intellectual properties, which can mean that your success in protecting your [...]

March 10th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

FORLETTA: The Role of a Private Investigator in Fraud Investigations

When you think of a private investigator, what do you think of? Sneaking around in alleyways to get pictures of cheating spouses? Some gumshoe who digs through the garbage of a suspected kidnapper? Thanks to popular depictions in the media, it's likely these images crossed your mind before you even began to think of a [...]

February 29th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

FORLETTA: The National Threat of Drug Trafficking.

For over thirty years, I worked undercover on the streets of Baltimore. My work took me through many different parts of the community, and through my experience I have seen firsthand the tragedies of substance abuse and drug addiction. It seemed, around thirty years ago, that heroin was a problem that only affected inner cities. [...]

February 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Heroin Epidemic, Part 3: Moving Forward.

Pennsylvania's heroin problem has not gone unnoticed by authorities. In the past few days, in fact, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania released a report discussing the epidemic and what can be done to combat it.   Photo Credit Although the situation appears grim, there are viable solutions, both within the law enforcement and legal communities [...]

December 9th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

The Heroin Epidemic, Part 2: Pennsylvania’s Curse.

“Heroin abuse is truly ubiquitous,” reads one of the early points of the DEA's November 2015 report on overdose statistics in the state of Pennsylvania. The report continues, “analysis of toxicology reports indicated heroin... in 94% of the counties that reported drug overdose statistics in 2014.” With statistics like these, the heroin epidemic is thrown [...]

November 24th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

America’s Heroin Epidemic: The Facts.

You've seen it in movies, on TV, in songs and on the radio. But how much do you really know about the drug called Heroin? Heroin, as an illicit substance, has been responsible for an incredible amount of damage and expense, both on a community level and a personal one. It's easy to imagine that [...]

November 12th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt—Part One.

We here at Forletta Investigative/Security Consultant know how hard it is to navigate the maze of legal issues facing business owners and local government agencies these days. We also believe, however, that it's important for them to be informed of the rights and recourse available to them based on federal legislature. With that in mind, [...]

October 22nd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Keep Control of your Social Media Presence.

Love it or hate it, social media is an important part of modern life. However, between Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin—not to mention all the others—a lot of our information ends up in places we may not want it.   https://www.flickr.com/photos/77519207@N02/6818192898/in/photolist-6UKyJq-bov2cY-aDtv6Q-aDtuQu-9t8qco-aDpCxM-aDtv2q-o6ukzJ-nTquwM-r6qJUC-6vwNYR-9NME51-9NJRKF-9NME3C-9NMDN7-9NME4w-9NJREt-9NMDGs-9NJRCe-9NJRDP-9NJRSg-59uS3M-gngGKL-7b29QE-asuFAM-7G2RtW-umPu7S-7WsAwj-7AYh5B-pZ1znP-2VJvA-2aFW4Y-xmCyMm-5vHoQo-8SQpnW-5HGLA8-9NME95-2VJwe-2VJvE-2VJvM-7WsAN3-7WsADE-2VJvR-2VJwp-2VJvx-9NME1s-9NJSbD-9NJScB-9NJRVi-9NMEby Photo Attribution Social media can reveal a lot about a person. Though investigators often use [...]

October 13th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Street Harassment and How to Deal with It.

Continuing our discussion on street harassment, it is crucial to realize that every situation is different. This makes it less than ideal to have just one plan of action. Thus, it is a good idea to practice ahead of time so you can actively respond in a proper way, as well as get away safely. [...]

September 21st, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Gender Harassment Awareness in Art and in the Home.

In the wake of the latest news on street harassment towards women, a group of teenagers has taken action to use street art to bring attention to the matter. The mural is not quite finished, but even with some color missing, the message is given: be mindful of what comes out of your mouth. What [...]

September 12th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Red Tape Versus P.I. Efficiency.

As mentioned in a previous article, several factors contribute to wrongful incarcerations, namely cognitive biases and organizational limitations.  Here, we’ll focus on the organizational aspects. For starters, organizations operate according to specific rules and regulations meant to establish set procedures for specific incidents.  However, these policies tend to slow down movement when it proves vitally [...]

August 22nd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

FORLETTA: Evidence Vs. Hearsay.

In today’s age of modern technology, one would think no criminal would ever escape justice or the wrong person ever be jailed falsely.  However, mistakes happen all the time, and there are several reasons for this.  First of all, by nature of being human, witnesses, investigators, and prosecutors still possess fallibility and cognitive biases, and [...]

August 12th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

FORLETTA: Harassment in the Workplace.

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines harassment in the workplace as “unwelcome conduct…that creates a work environment that would be intimidating, hostile, or offensive to reasonable people.”  What they mean by “reasonable people” is those who don’t blow petty offenses out of proportion but also those who don’t let severe incidents slide off [...]

July 19th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

FORLETTA: The Magic of Forensic Evidence.

If you’ve ever watched NCIS, CSI, or Criminal Minds, you may be familiar with the concept of forensic evidence.  The term forensic comes from the Latin word meaning “in open court” or “public.”  In a court of law, forensic scientists present scientifically-analyzed residues left by perpetrators in order to support or refute claims of guilt [...]

June 22nd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

FORLETTA: Pittsburgh Cyber Stalking.

With each passing day, the World Wide Web casts a further net on male and female, young and old, rich and poor alike, leaving no one outside its clutches.  The boundless finger of the Internet stretches across oceans and lands, making someone on the other side of the world seem like he or she is [...]

June 8th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments