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Cold Cases - Hélèna Katz Summary

This book explicitly chronicles 40 cases of unsolved murders and disappearances over a period of more than 160 years, tracing the evolution of criminal investigation and forensic techniques. * 40 chapters document all the major unsolved murders and disappearances of the 19th and 20th centuries * A complete chronology of unsolved murders and disappearances from 1841 to 2003, illustrating how murder investigations and forensic science have advanced * 31 photographs depict the victims of unsolved murders and disappearances portrayed in this book * Bibliography of books, magazine and newspaper articles, and websites about unsolved murders and disappearances * Includes an appendix detailing milestones in the development of forensic techniques, from a Chinese text from 1248 explaining the differences between death by drowning and by strangulation, to the modern use of DNA

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Cold cases - Charlotte Greig Summary

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PROBING INTO COLD CASES: A Guide for Investigators

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PROBING INTO COLD CASES: A Guide for Investigators - Ronald L. Mendell Summary

The investigative experience offers many challenges in reconstructing past events and in discovering the persons, entities, and organizations involved in a crime or a civil wrong. The discussion begins with explaining the nature of cold cases and the major problems associated with these investigations. A cold case investigation progresses from the internal (the caseOCOs center), proximal (contact evidence), distal (immediate vicinity) to the limbic (the world at large) realms of information. The text stresses the importance of gathering basic identifiers about the victim, suspect, product, or object that constitutes the OC centerOCO of the case. Fifteen keys exist that act as collection points for evidence, and these keys are discussed, including the role they play in the evolution of an investigation. The following topics are featured: identifying the differences between physical evidence, traceable evidence, and information resources; the differences between the goals in criminal cases and in civil investigations; working with the medical examiner; the importance of visiting the locus or crime scene even after a considerable period of time has elapsed; the basics of computer forensics and tips on cyberprofiling; technical assistance and how to locate expert help; tools for uncovering witnesses; locating OC hiddenOCO information archives relevant to a particular case; financial evidence; managing a case; and response when using a combination of traditional and forensic techniques, which constitutes a modern synthesis of investigative methods. Despite analytical methods, it is necessary to understand when to stop an investigation. The text covers this issue and makes recommendations regarding the writing of reports on a case. The Appendix contains a Master Checklist that provides a wealth of information and expertise. This book will be a valuable resource for police investigators, private investigators, and governmental/regulatory investigators."

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Cold Cases - James M. Adcock,Sarah L. Stein Summary

Nearly 185,000 homicides since 1980 remain unsolved, yet with limited staff and resources, it is no surprise that law enforcement units place the bulk of their efforts on current cases where victims’ family members and the media demand answers. Cold Cases: An Evaluation Model with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators provides a comprehensive roadmap for digging those cold cases out of the file room and getting them resolved. Practical and concise, the book is an invaluable tool for police officers and detectives attempting to solve crimes that would otherwise be forgotten. Evaluating the Case Divided into three sections, the book begins with a historical perspective on how cases get to the point where it appears all investigative leads have been exhausted. It includes a chapter on understanding the process of homicide and those who kill — critical information for the homicide investigator. Next, the authors explain the evaluation model. They demonstrate the key elements of organization, thoroughness, and the value of the scientific method. This section validates theories of the crime, raises evidentiary issues and concerns, addresses the informational and behavioral aspects relative to the crime and the participants in the crime, and documents investigative strategies for future efforts on the case. Investigating and Solving the Crime The third section discusses the investigation that follows the evaluation. The book considers questions investigators must ask, including what should be looked at beyond the case file itself, and how the growth in technology since the date of the incident might provide new opportunities to uncover clues. This section also explores the choice of interview/interrogation techniques based on the behavioral aspects involved. Finally, the authors suggest how investigators can maximize their efforts and obtain not just an arrest, but a conviction. Useful appendices include sample standard operating procedures from three different agencies to use as a guide for setting up a cold case unit and a list of additional resources a department may look to for assistance. By following the cold cases evaluation model in this volume, those charged with resolving long-forgotten crimes can increase their chance of an accurate resolution, or at least be able to say that everything that can be done has been done.

Cold Case Homicides

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Cold Case Homicides - R.H. Walton Summary

Written by a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in law enforcement, Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques provides effective and accessible information to those responsible for investigating and resolving previously examined - but still unsolved - cold case homicides. The book merges theory with practice through the use of case histories, photographs, illustrations, and checklists that convey essential, fundamental concepts while providing a strong, practical basis for the investigative process. It combines proven techniques from forensics, psychology, and criminal investigation, and focuses on technologies that may not have been available at the time of the crime. This guide defines the characteristics of a cold case homicide; details various investigative methods used by law enforcement agencies; explores the actual experiences of detectives in re-opening case files; and presents current technologies such as ViCAP, HITS, and TracKRS used in the identification of cases related to the re-opened case, or its perpetrator. It also highlights technological changes that contribute greatly to law enforcement's abilities to solve cold case homicides such as computerized print technology, the specificity of DNA, and the expanding data banks that enable the linkage of previously unknown suspects to the crimes they committed. Addressing methods particularly valuable to cold cases, Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques assists the investigator in being prepared, focused, objective - and successful in obtaining the truth.

The Science of Cold Case Files

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The Science of Cold Case Files - Katherine M. Ramsland Summary

The author of The Forensic Science of CSI journeys behind the scenes of the popular A&E series Cold Case Files to look at the principles and techniques of forensic investigation, looking at how facial reconstruction, handwriting analysis, DNA, fingerprints, and old-fashioned police work combine to uncover the truth about unsolved cases. Original.

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Cold Cases - Matt Anniss Summary

Police didn’t always have the crime-solving methods and technology available today. Even the best detectives sometimes couldn’t gather enough evidence to solve crimes. This compelling book focuses on these cold cases, crimes that haven’t been solved after a complete investigation. Readers learn about painstaking detection techniques such as bloodstain analysis, ballistics, toxicology, and DNA profiling. These are just some of the invaluable tools of law enforcement referenced that are helping police solve the most perplexing cold cases. With innovative crime science teams on the job, hope remains that many cold cases can finally be cracked.

Cracking BaseballÕs Cold Cases

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Cracking BaseballÕs Cold Cases - Peter Morris Summary

This book is the result of one man's twenty-year quest to solve some of baseball's most enduring mysteries--the "cold cases" of major leaguers about whom virtually nothing is known. (In many instances, the various baseball encyclopedias list only their names and one other word: "deceased.") Some of these mysterious players had negligible professional careers and their time on a major league diamond was more the result of good fortune than anything else; others were stars in their day and then vanished. The Biographical Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research is committed to finding them and award-winning researcher Peter Morris tells the story of some of the most remarkable of the searches that resulted, many of which featured twists so surprising no mystery writer could have invented them.

NIJ Special Report: Using DNA to Solve Cold Cases, July 02

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Hot Leads and Cold Cases

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Hot Leads and Cold Cases - Stanley J. Davis Summary

Ever wonder what happened to the old schoolmate you played with? What about the neighbor who left suddenly? Join Peter Stone, a missing person's investigator, as he uses gifts and talents from God to investigate crimes from the past and present to bring closure to haunted families. New author Stanley Davis gives you a glimpse into the lives of families who are missing their loved ones and trying to cope with the ordeal. Walk back in time with him as he tries to piece together a timeline of events as they unfold. Help him find the identity of unknown remains presently called Jane and John Doe. His first book, Hot Leads & Cold Cases, is an unforgettable journey of mystery and suspense as Detective Peter Stone works the case.

Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection

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Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection - Cheyna Roth Summary

Discover the fascinating true crime stories of JonBenét Ramsey, the Black Dahlia, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft, the Amber Alert case, the Cleveland Torso Murders, and more—a must-read for murderinos, armchair detectives, and online sleuths of all kinds! From mystifying heists to shocking murders, Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection features case file facts, fascinating details, and chilling testimonies of the world’s most famous cold cases. Written for true crime junkies who love to speculate on the facts and theories surrounding their favorite cases, this book reads like you’re having a conversation with a friend or listening to your favorite crime podcast. Each chapter delves deep into the facts, while also illuminating the many theories surrounding these mysteriously fascinating cases: - The Zodiac Killer - The disappearance of Natalee Holloway - The murder of JonBenét Ramsey - The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist - The Kingsbury Run murders, aka the Cleveland Torso murders - The Black Dahlia murder - The Freeway Phantom murders - D. B. Cooper’s airplane heist - The Amber Alert case (the death of Amber Hagerman) - The Golden State Killer

Cold Case Research Resources for Unidentified, Missing, and Cold Homicide Cases

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Cold Case Research Resources for Unidentified, Missing, and Cold Homicide Cases - Silvia Pettem Summary

Cases in which all investigative leads appear to be exhausted are frustrating for both investigators and victims’ families. Cold cases can range from those only a few months old to others that go back for decades. Presenting profiles and actual case histories, Cold Case Research: Resources for Unidentified, Missing and Cold Homicide Cases illustrates how investigators can successfully apply resources that will enable them to reopen and solve cases gathering dust in the file room. Today’s investigators have found that, to solve cold cases, they need to be internet savvy and make the best use of the rapidly changing methodologies of the twenty-first century, but they also have to be time travelers and open the door to the past. This volume weaves together the nearly forgotten skill sets of traditional historical researchers with the latest online tools, including TLO, a premier investigative system; and NamUs, the revolutionary database for missing persons and unidentified remains. Along with practical applications, Cold Case Research gives investigators the tools they need to save time and money and to jump-start their cold cases, while keeping others from going cold in the future. Topics discussed include: Implementing cold case units People searches and working with databases Overlooked DNA in PKU cards The plight of the missing and unknown Applying historical and geographical context Online and off-line newspaper research Public and published records The use of volunteers Contact with co-victims Cold-case review teams and information-sharing resources Taking advantage of the media Using a thinking-outside-the-box approach, this volume helps fill major gaps in traditional cold case investigation training and techniques, enabling investigators to confidently reopen and crack the mystery of cases long thought unsolvable. Silvia Pettem was quoted in a January 29, 2012 article on missing persons in the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Practical Cold Case Homicide Investigations Procedural Manual

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Practical Cold Case Homicide Investigations Procedural Manual - Richard H. Walton Summary

Designed for use by investigators in any agency, large or small, Practical Cold Case Homicide Investigations Procedural Manual provides an overview of the means and methods by which previously reported and investigatedyet unresolvedhomicides might be solved. Written by an experienced cold case investigator and consultant, this convenient handbook

Famous Cold Cases

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Famous Cold Cases - John D. Wright Summary

This exciting true-crime compendium explores more than 50 challenging criminal cases that were only recently solved . . . or remain unsolved. Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer. The kidnapping of little Madeleine McCann. The £22 million robbery of the British Bank in Beirut. What all these have in common is they're cold cases: investigators have closed the file because they're out of leads. Famous Cold Cases presents more than 50 of these unsolved or recently solved crimes in a dossier format, with examples arranged chronologically and with featured boxes. Each chapter focuses on a specific criminal activity, from murder and political assassinations to kidnapping, robbery, and fraud. Notorious cases include the murder of JonBenét Ramsey, the search for Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa, the spectacular escape of hijacker D. B. Cooper, the assassination of Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, and the poisoning of communist defector Alexander Litvinenko in London. This engrossing book invites you to review each case, analyze the evidence, and try to figure out the most likely culprit.

True Crime in Titletown, U.S.A.

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True Crime in Titletown, U.S.A. - Tracy C. Ertl,Mike R. Knetzger Summary

Green Bay is best known for its football team and frigid winters. In "True Crime in Titletown, USA," authors Mike Knetzger and Tracy Ertl offer dramatic profiles of three historic unsolved crimes including a 1931 bank robbery, an extortion case and a restaurant murder. Knetzger and Ertl go beyond the newspaper headlines and interviewed people involved in the cases.

Cold Case Abduction

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Cold Case Abduction - Donald Rilla Summary

A one year old twin is kidnapped and never found. Through a series of investigations by the surviving twin 25 years later, Seth uncovers the plot resulting the the death of three involved and the re-uniting of Seth's twin after the twin was acquitted by Reason of Insanity of three counts of murder Interesting su-plot and the interactions of all invelved in the story. Surprise ending.

Cold-Case Christianity

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Cold-Case Christianity - J. Warner Wallace Summary

Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator. Christianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to readers’ intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.

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Cold Cases - Norm Lipson,Adam Walters Summary

Six fascinating and famous murder investigations from across Australia. COLD CASES follows each case in compelling detail, including the gory case of the Kirribilli killer whose victim's sexually assaulted and strangled body as found near The Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1984; and the story of Lorraine Whyte, the arsenic poisoner who was charged twice with the murder of her husband. The authors, Norm Lipson and Adam Walters are both experienced crime reporters with extensive contacts in the police forces around the country. They have pulled together some of Australia's most interesting cold cases and described in detail how the perpetrators of the crime were tracked down years after the crimes were committed. A gruesome and gripping read.

Images of a Murder: A Cold Case Murder Mystery Based on a True Story

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Images of a Murder: A Cold Case Murder Mystery Based on a True Story - John W. Hanson Summary

The year is 1955, and the small peaceful coastal community of Carmel-by-the-Sea would be shocked by the vicious murder and mutilation of one of its citizens, former silent screen actress Carla Miles. Local law enforcement would work vigorously to solve the crime that had all the indications the killer was a psychopathic sexual sadist. During the investigation, several good suspects were questioned but the police could never link them to the crime. The case would eventually die as a famous unsolved murder. Thirty-five years would pass before an eyewitness to the murder would come forward to contact Detective Colt Hannon. This would start a cold case murder investigation that would impact the detective’s career for the rest of his life. The Carla Miles murder case is based on a true homicide investigation that took over thirty-five years before its final conclusion.

Cold Case Squad

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Cold Case Squad - Edna Buchanan Summary

"Like all things good and bad in the world, it began with a woman..." And so begins the first chapter of Edna Buchanan's Cold Case Squad, a new suspense novel that features a special homicide unit that breathes new life into old cases. A man and a woman are shot dead at a strip club in Miami Beach. A few hours later, an explosion in a garage rocks a child's birthday party and burns a father of three to death. The murders go unsolved and the fire is chalked up to an accident. But was it an accident? Twelve years later, a blonde walks in to the Miami Police Department's Cold Case Squad -- which Buchanan fans will remember from The Ice Maiden -- and complains that she's been seeing her husband everywhere she goes. Trouble is, he's been dead for twelve years. In Buchanan's characteristic voice, "Some guys just don't know when to let go." As the Cold Case Squad unearths the details of the strip club deaths and the dead or missing father -- as well as the unsolved killings of a series of little old ladies -- readers get to know the three cops and their boss: veteran homicide detective Sergeant Craig Burch, whose marriage has turned into a case he can't solve; Detective Sam Stone, for whom the past will always be a mystery; Detective Pete Nazario, airlifted out of Cuba during "Operation Pedro Pan" in the 1960s; and Lieutenant K. C. Riley, for whom one case will never grow cold. Edna Buchanan has been thrilling readers since her Pulitzer Prize-winning stint as a crime reporter for The Miami Herald. The Chicago Tribune once raved that "few writers can touch Buchanan," to which The Washington Post Book World seemed to respond, "I doubt if anyone else is doing it better." In Cold Case Squad, Edna Buchanan, the woman the Los Angeles Daily News calls "the Queen of crime," delivers unlikely killers, near-perfect murders, and her most suspenseful novel yet.

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