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The Writer's Detective Bureau is a podcast hosted by veteran Police Detective Adam Richardson. Adam answers questions about criminal investigation and police work posed by crime-fiction authors and screenwriters writing crime-related stories. To submit a question, visit https://www.writersdetective.com/podcast

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    • 4.7 • 81 Ratings

The Writer's Detective Bureau is a podcast hosted by veteran Police Detective Adam Richardson. Adam answers questions about criminal investigation and police work posed by crime-fiction authors and screenwriters writing crime-related stories. To submit a question, visit https://www.writersdetective.com/podcast

    Alcoholic Beverage Control, Military Murder Investigations, and Tribal Police

    Alcoholic Beverage Control, Military Murder Investigations, and Tribal Police

    Adam answers questions about: California’s Alcoholic Beverage Control agency, who investigates murders involving the military, and the surprising limitation on Tribal Police law enforcement powers.

    • 14 min
    International Crime Rings, FBI Legal Attaches, INTERPOL, Proactive Investigations, and Transnational RICO Cases

    International Crime Rings, FBI Legal Attaches, INTERPOL, Proactive Investigations, and Transnational RICO Cases

    In this episode, Adam answers questions about investigating international crime rings, FBI Legal Attaches, INTERPOL, the difference between reactive and proactive investigations, and where prosecutions might happen for transnational RICO cases.

    • 20 min
    DA Investigators, Warrantless Arrests in the Home, and Cover Ups

    DA Investigators, Warrantless Arrests in the Home, and Cover Ups

    Adam talks about a DA Investigator moving over to a police department as a detective, the legalities of making a warrantless arrest inside a suspect's home, and how to conduct a cover-up.

    • 14 min
    Threads App, Life Insurance Lookups, VINELink, Confidential Name Changes, Restraining Order Violations

    Threads App, Life Insurance Lookups, VINELink, Confidential Name Changes, Restraining Order Violations

    Adam talks about the new THREADS app, whether detectives can find out if someone is listed as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy, victim notifications when an inmate is released from prison, confidential name changes, and violating protective orders.

    • 12 min
    WGA Strike, Mini Rooms, AI, Phone Warrant in a Homicide, and California Crime Labs

    WGA Strike, Mini Rooms, AI, Phone Warrant in a Homicide, and California Crime Labs

    In this episode, we dive into the ongoing WGA strike. We'll also explore the role of artificial intelligence in writing and storytelling, and how it's poised to change the way we create and consume content. Then, we'll answer some of your writing questions, including the logistics of obtaining phone records in a homicide case and which agencies can use California state crime labs.

    • 22 min
    Federal Inmate Escapes, Hawaiian Floaters, and a Foreign Leader Murder Suspect

    Federal Inmate Escapes, Hawaiian Floaters, and a Foreign Leader Murder Suspect

    This week we are talking about what happens when a federal inmate escapes from prison, a body in Hawaiian waters, who handles the investigation if a murder victim is found in a visiting world leader’s hotel room.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Laurelana ,

Well done

Informative

WWLCA ,

NEVER MISS A SEGMENT.

This podcast is filled with learning. Not just for writers. Besides helping fiction writers with authentic “cop stuff”, it gives a foundational understanding of the rule of law. I’ve listened since 2018. Very educational. Never miss a segment. If you are new to the podcast, start with segments #001 through #009. Heed the warning on #010, skip the last 5 minutes. Don’t miss #014 on Leadership, #027 on Human Trafficking, #061 on OODA Loops, #048 on Color Codes, #067 on Hate Crimes, and #060 on Bad Cops/Slippery Slope. There are many more good ones. Learn about using a VPN on #030 and #031. Look for the Bloodhound Story, #106. The Future of Policing, #59. Every 18 minute session is valuable. No blue light syndrome. Just searching for the truth.

Actation Girl ,

Real, Fact-Based Information

Adam pulls no punches. He answers questions in an informed, detailed manner. And, he has tips for writers on how to use the information creating a story. This podcast is solid.

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