2nd Edition

Cold Case Homicides Practical Investigative Techniques, Second Edition

By R.H. Walton Copyright 2017
    658 Pages
    by CRC Press

    660 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This book, now in its second edition, is the first and most exhaustive text covering the still growing popularity of cold case investigations which locate perpetrators and free the innocent. The new edition adds approximately 80 pages of content, including material on clandestine graves and investigating cold gang cases. 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.





    Chapter One: The Cold Case Problem

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    Chapter Two: Case File Review

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    Chapter Three: Read the Book: Learn the Case

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    Chapter Four: Investigation

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    Chapter Five: Long Term Missing Persons and No-Body Homicides

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    Chapter Six: Prosecution of Cold Cases

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    Chapter Seven: Vicap, Hits, and TracKRS

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    Chapter Eight: Criminal Justice Information Services and NCIC

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    Chapter Nine: Interviewing Senior Citizens

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    Chapter Ten: Death Certificate, Obituary and Coroner’s Inquest

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    Chapter Eleven: Cold Case Investigation Units

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    Chapter Twelve: Media in Cold Case Investigation

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    Chapter Thirteen: Friction Skin Impressions

    Edward Palma

    Chapter Fourteen: Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems

    Peter Komarinski

    Chapter Fifteen: From Serology to DNA in Cold Case Investigations

    Mike Grubb

    Chapter Sixteen: Trace Evidence in Cold Case Investigations

    Jay Henry

    Chapter Seventeen: National Missing and Unidentified Persons Database

    Thomas Dibase and R.H. Walton

    Chapter Eighteen: Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)

    Connie Milton

    Chapter Ninteen: National Integrated Ballistic Information Network

    Katharine Dyer

    Chapter Twenty: Forensic Anthropology in Cold Cases

    Madeline Hinkes

    Chapter Twenty-One: Forensic Dentistry in Cold Cases

    Norman Sperber and Anthony R. Cardoza

    Chapter Twenty-Two: Forensic Exhumation

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    Chapter Twenty-Three: Criminal Investigative Analysis in Cold Case Investigations

    Sharon Pagaling Hagan

    Chapter Twenty-Four: Warming Up with Wiretaps

    Robert P. Hickey

    Chapter Twenty-Five: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis in Homicide Cold Case Investigations

    Tom Bevel

    Chapter Twenty-Six: Blood Enhancement

    Rod Englert

    Chapter Twenty-Seven: Forensic Document Examination



    R.H. Walton is Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Program at Utah State University Eastern.