Diane Dimond, award winning investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist writes about the ever-evolving and fascinating world of crime and justice.

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Investigation Discovery’s annual ID Con

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Investigation Discovery's annual ID Con could not be held in New York in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic - so it went virtual! The following is a short clip from the "Criminally Addicted" panel during a discussion about the Jeffery Epstein case. Enjoy!

Be Careful Who You Love – Audiobook

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The explosive, definitive account of Michael Jackson’s fall from grace has now been updated with four new fascinating chapters. Award-winning journalist Diane Dimond, who first broke the story of the King of Pop’s battles against child molestation charges from 1993 to 2005, takes you behind the scenes and into the courtroom of one of the most controversial cases of the decade. The new material, found only in this audio version, gives listeners a dramatic glimpse of one reporter’s vigilance and unending quest to uncover the truth.

Be Careful Who You Love - Audiobook

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"For several years I have been investigating the nationwide scourge of court-ordered guardianship for elders. It is often devastating for seniors and their families. This piece appeared at Real Clear Politics Investigations."

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/02/20/guardians_of_the_elderly_often_not_angels.html

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An Award Winning Series on Guardianship

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My investigative research has uncovered a major flaw in America’s court system. It has to do with how overburdened and underfunded courts deal with family disputes over what to do with an elderly Mom or Dad. A growing number of families, nationwide, have learned that once a family member turns to the courts for help their parent could be placed under an odious elder guardianship situation managed by total stranger. Families caught up in this system say it turned their aging parent’s final years into a nightmare. These are my findings about the system in one state.

Who guards the guardians? - A five part series by Diane Dimond

(My Albuquerque Journal series was awarded the Institute for American Studies prestigious Clark Mollenhoff Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. Please read the sidebar stories in the left hand column under: More Info.) The series also won two major awards from the New Mexico Press Association including Best Investigative Public Service award.

My Latest Book Has Landed!

Check out the cool trailer for my latest book. Just click in the box above.

Thinking Outside The Crime and Justice Box is a compilation of some of my favorite and most thought provoking columns – with updates and new text. The book discusses today’s headline crime cases as well as crime and justice issues readers may not realize even existed. Compelling human stories at the core of crime are often the centerpiece of my columns and reading about stranger’s struggles can help readers better understand the dynamics surrounding crime, law enforcement and justice. Look, there is good and evil in the world and I figure it is my job to point it out.

The e-book is available here: – here. The hold-in-your-hand book is coming soon! Thanks to the kind folks at Creators Publishing.

Welcome

Welcome to my home base where you’ll find my weekly Creators Syndicate crime and justice newspaper columns re-posted. The paper of my childhood — The Albuquerque Journal — continues to be my column’s showcase spot for as long as they’ll have me.

My writings here are always different. Sometimes I’ll simply tell you a story. Sometimes I’ll share my opinions, praise or criticism. Other times I’ll hold a mirror up to our society and invite you to form your own opinion. I hope the columns will give you something new to think about each time you visit. It’s a complicated world out there, full of situations of good versus evil, right versus wrong. My job is point them out. - Diane

Latest Syndicated Column

The Boy Scout’s ‘Perversion Files’ Tell the Tale

The Boy Scout’s ‘Perversion Files’ Tell the Tale

There are now nearly 90,000 men who say they were sexually violated as young boys while participating in Boy Scouts of America programs.

The absolute shame of it comes with the realization that with a little vigilance the ranks of victims would never have gotten that massive.

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An Inconvenient Truth – The American Presidential Process Matters

An Inconvenient Truth – The American Presidential Process Matters

The 2020 presidential election is not over yet. There are multiple legal challenges and recounts pending in key states and under a long-standing legal process those events must play out before a winner is officially declared.

I know, roughly half the nation does not want to hear that, but it is the truth.

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Heroes Who Fight Human Trafficking

Heroes Who Fight Human Trafficking

Over the last few months, while many of us were preoccupied with politics and the pandemic, U.S. Marshals bravely carried out a series of nationwide operations which rescued hundreds of human trafficking victims in at least 7 states.

These victimized women, runaway youngsters and children had been enslaved into a dangerous and deadly lifestyle by criminals who used their captive’s bodies to enrich themselves.

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To Celebrities Who Vow ‘Citizide’ I Say Buh-Bye

To Celebrities Who Vow ‘Citizide’ I Say Buh-Bye

This is not an endorsement of either candidate now running for president.

This is a rejection of those citizens who sanctimoniously declare that if their candidate doesn’t win the presidency they are going to “leave the country.”
To that I say, “Buh-bye and may I hold the door for you?”

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If It Was Don Jr.’s Laptop Would the Media Care?

If It Was Don Jr.’s Laptop Would the Media Care?

This just in.

President Donald Trump was in line to take a kickback from a foreign government!

His son, Donald Trump Jr., who runs the family’s real estate empire and does not serve in government, was found to be trading on the family name during multimillion-dollar negotiations with said foreign country. The plan was for his father to get 10% of the final deal.

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Time to Change the Way We Vote

Time to Change the Way We Vote

There’s been much said lately about the way we vote in this country. Especially now that COVID-19 has overloaded the mail-in voting process and states cannot agree on a uniform way to gather and count those ballots.

Complaints about misprinted or discarded ballots. Charges of voter suppression and rigged elections. The 2020 presidential election could go down in history as the most controversial ever.

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