Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques by R.H. Walton PDF

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San Francisco, California. E. (1958). Patterns in Criminal Homicide. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. fm Page 27 Friday, May 5, 2006 2:13 PM 2 Case File Review Richard H. 50 1. 50 2. 52 3. 52 4. 55 1. 56 2. 56 3. 61 INTRODUCTION Cold case investigation begins with review of the case file. The investigation of a cold case homicide is different from the investigation of a “hot” homicide in many ways. Cold case investigation is proactive, versus the reactive nature of a hot case. The cold case investigation initially builds upon the documented work of others, utilizing case files that may vary in the degree of completeness and record retention over a period of years.

11 Unsolved murders of police are among some of the hardest to solve. Officer Mike Edwards was murdered in 1974 and the case remains unsolved. Use of media is one means to elicit information from the public in some of the more difficult cases. 11) HOW OLD IS COLD? Some departments have arbitrarily decreed that, absent compelling information and circumstances, they will not proactively review cases prior to a specific date or year. This is in part due to the rationalization that the chances of the perpetrator’s remaining alive, witness availability and similar case factors are minimal or nonexistent.

7). ROLE AND INFLUENCE OF THE MEDIA Coupled with advances in the legal and criminal investigation processes and forensic technology, the role of the media entered into the ability of law enforcement to investigate crime. fm Page 14 Friday, May 5, 2006 2:11 PM 14 Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques investigative efforts in the field and events in the nation’s courtrooms. The results have directly impacted the public perception of forensic science and how cold case investigators assemble their cases.

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