The Legal Investigator Fall 2010, Vol. 35, Issue 33 : Page 2
FALL 2010 VOL. 35, ISSUE 3 the legal investigator The Official Journal of the National Association of Legal Investigators civil focus 4 criminal focus 8 inside FORENSICS | p.12 Meet Dean Beers, CLI, and learn about the applica-tion of forensics to our legal investigative process LEGISLATIVE UPDATE | p.14 NALI relies on ISPLA’s vital involvement as legisla-tive advocates working with Congress, lobbyists, and others on bills ranging from anti-spoofing, surveillance, social security access, and financial reform NEW MEDIA | p.16 Does learning about Facebook, Twitter, Nacho-Photo, LinkedIn, and My Yearbook help clients? 2 the legal investigator | Fall 2010 Body Language and Deception | p.4 Proficiency in reading body language may add to the tools in a legal investigator’s investigative tool box for providing superior service to clients, but it’s important to note that reading body language is an inexact science. Career criminals, pathologi-cal liars, compulsive liars and “seasoned” liars may be able to suppress their outward indicators of deception. Learn how body language is subject to individual interpretation and the art of becoming a proficient body language interpreter. Stone Cold Evil | p.8 In the traditional Mississippi heat and humidity the Fourth of July, 2001, went by as most do in Tupelo and Lee County, with parades, cookouts, a sym-phony, and fireworks. How could citizens foresee that less than 36 hours later their beloved Sheriff, Harold Ray Presley, cousin of Elvis Presley, would be murdered, an innocent woman would be killed, and an innocent property owner wounded? Although conspiracy theories abound, the events were set into motion by one evil man, Billy Ray Stone. features/updates MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL DIRECTOR | p.18 Read about the inaugural issue of newly rede-signed Legal Investigator magazine NEWS / UPDATES | p.20 Coverage of the 2010 annual conference CLI PROGRAM | p.21 Learn about the CLI designation from new CLI chairman David Luther, CLI FROM THE TLI ARCHIVES | p.22 Highlights from TLI’s archives reveal the best prac-tices that top investigators use today Editor in Chief Richard Robertson Managing Editor Paul Jaeb Associate Editor Ernest Barth, CLI Special Projects Dean Beers, CLI New Media Nicole Bocra Advisor Diane Cowan, CLI Advisor Bill Vincent The Legal Investigator is an official publication of the National Association of Legal Investigators, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2010. Please send all requests, change of address and all other NALI business to: NALI, 235 North Pine Street, Lansing, MI 48933 Readers are cautioned that opinions expressed are those of writers and are not necessarily endorsed or supported by NALI or the editor/ publisher. Publication of advertising does not imply endorsement. All advertising is subject to the approval of the editor/publisher. Advertiser and advertis-ing agency assume all liability for all content (including text, repre-sentations, and claims arising therein from/ against the publisher and/or NALI.