THE PAJARO MURDER

and Other Stories

by David Doglietto


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Softcover
$23.99
Hardcover
$36.99
Softcover
$23.99

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/19/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 534
ISBN : 9781984580115
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 534
ISBN : 9781984580122

About the Book

Life in a state prison is seldom seen and even more seldom understood. It is a strange and often dangerous world. Scott Doggett is a seasoned prison investigator with twenty-eight years of experience and the goal of a comfortable retirement somewhere on the approaching horizon. Daily he accepts the challenges of conducting major criminal investigations in the custodial setting. The Pajaro Murder and Other Stories is based, in part, on actual investigations conducted at California state prisons, with the greatest due deference to their investigators. The stories involve a world that is, for the most part, unknown to anyone outside the correctional system. It is, at times, an unbelievable world, but it is a real world. More than anything, these stories are lessons in investigative procedure, interview techniques, and the application of forensic sciences in solving crimes. The exact details and names of all involved have been changed to protect the innocent, as well as the guilty.


About the Author

Investigator Dave Doglietto, CSCSA, retired from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation after twenty-nine years of service. He was assigned as the senior criminal investigator at a state prison for eighteen years. Before that, he was a housing unit officer with 312 medium-maximum security inmates under his supervision. Investigator Doglietto’s primary responsibilities with the prison were as a narcotics investigator, homicide and major crimes investigator, fingerprint development and comparison analyst, handwriting analyst, crime scene analyst, and bloodstain pattern analyst. He also operated a mini-forensic-laboratory at the prison. Currently, he is an investigator/forensic specialist with a Monterey County police department, is assigned to the major crimes unit, and provides crime scene processing and analysis for neighboring police departments through mutual aid. He is a certified senior crime scene analyst through the International Association for Identification, with over two thousand hours of formal training. He is an adjunct instructor at Hartnell College in Salinas, California, where he teaches criminal investigations, administration of justice, and a forensic science class he developed for the college. He has an MS degree in organizational leadership and a BS degree in criminal justice management. He is also the author of Crime Scene Processing in the Correctional Setting.