Month: October 2015

Heidi Search Center Press Conference

Dottie Laster Press Conference Announces Digital DNA Kit

On Monday, October 26, 2015 Dottie Laster, Executive Director of Heidi Search Center convened a press conference in San Antonio, TX to announce the creation of the Digital DNA Kit as a supplement to their Child ID Kits used to gather information in the event a child goes missing. Individual speakers at the press conference included Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert, Sheriff Susan Pamerleau, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Chief William McManus, San Antonio Police Department, Michelle Lee, FBI, and Dottie Laster, Heidi Search Center. The Digital DNA Kit is used by missing persons organizations and law enforcement agencies to get immediate information about where a missing child may be by tapping into their social media accounts.  “This is invaluable to parents to keep on record for if your kids disappear or runaway,” said Chief William McManus with San Antonio Police. Laster reports that Heidi Search Center offers a Digital Parenting Class that educates parents about the latest internet applications and to help make informed decisions regarding children and the internet. The San Antonio community has embraced the work of Heidi Search …

Dr. Scott Bonn, Doc Bonn, Wicked Deeds, Psychology Today

Dr. Scott Bonn Authors Psychology Today’s WICKED DEEDS!

Critically acclaimed author and criminologist Dr. Scott Bonn provides a regular column titled “Wicked Deeds” for the esteemed Psychology Today magazine website. This powerful column offers unique, stunning insights into criminal motives and behavior. The column is located at the following link: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wicked-deeds Dr. Bonn’s compelling posts on “Wicked Deeds” cover such diverse topics as the difference between sociopaths and psychopaths, the psychological/emotional needs of serial killer groupies and his theory on the identity of Jack the Ripper. Scott Bonn, Ph.D. is Professor of Criminology at Drew University, media commentator, public speaker and author. He is an expert on the behavior and the motivations of criminals. He offers insights into various types of crime, including white-collar, state crime, bullying, domestic violence, sexual assault and serial homicide. His expert commentary frequently appears in the popular news media. Bonn’s book on the public’s fascination with serial killers offers insights into the minds of infamous predators and explains how and why serial killers become monstrous popular culture celebrities. Titled “Why We Love Serial Killers,” this important book was released by …

Award Winning Private Investigators Launch New Website

Management Resources Ltd. of NY Create New Look Principles of Management Resources Ltd. of NY, Bob Rahn and Kim Anklin, winners of the prestigious Investigator of the Year Awards from the states of New York and New Jersey for their unparalleled work in the case of Jonathan Fleming, announce a new look for their website. The website, NYSleuth.Com was re-designed by Progressive Element, LLC, working directly with Co-Founder, Ronen Divon. The new design allows web visitors to easily navigate the site and learn more about Management Resources and all that they have to offer. For over 20 years, Management Resources Ltd. of NY has provided investigative and legal support to clients by delivering solid evidence necessary to win their cases. Setting them apart from other agencies, they go beyond the case at hand and advocate for clients after their case resolution. Kim Anklin says, “During any investigation we are not advocates. We are independent and confidential fact-finders. Our goal is to uncover the truth for our clients without prejudice. When the investigation ends, and innocence is established, then advocacy and education …

victim impact statment

Victim Impact Statement Assistance with Donna R. Gore

  One of the remaining avenues for crime victims to have a voice within the courts is through victim impact statements. Victim impact statements are usually read after trial as a way to get into the record the impact of the crime on the victims along with their friends and families. Donna R. Gore , “LadyJustice,” has first hand experience with the reality of preparing a victim impact statement when her father was murdered and the killer was convicted. She writes on her site: In 1987, Ladyjustice’s victim impact statement would not have won the Pulitzer Prize for journalism….But, it was from the heart.  Looking back now, LJ could have crafted something different…if the emotions hadn’t gotten in the way.  And that is the point.  Having emotions interjected into the narrative and/or verbal presentation is a double-edged sword…  On the one hand, the judge, the attorneys, the defendant and the families need to hear the emotion to understand and to validate the tremendously negative changes in their quality of life and the realities of the situation …

Dottie Laster, Survivors of human trafficking, ImaginePublicity

Dottie Laster: Why Do I Do What I Do? The Positive Effects of Human Trafficking Advocacy Training

As Dottie Laster completes another  Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy training session, the necessity for training across the country becomes clearer, this time in a heartwarming way. To her surprise, on the first day of the 2 day session, the attendees contained two survivors of trafficking  which she assisted in their rescue and restoration.  At the end of a long day of training, her thoughts return to other victims in need of the same services and the dire need for advocates to know exactly what to do for them. The Positive Effects of Human Trafficking Advocacy Training Advocacy training is where anyone can learn about case histories, legal details and distinctions in place to stop and punish traffickers, and how to become an advocate who brings recovery and services to survivors. It takes much more than reading books and articles, or even just the passion to help. Although both important, the rescue of trafficking victims is a dangerous business, and without proper training and support services, the dangers become quite risky. Victim restoration back into society is a …