2nd Edition

Cold Case Homicides
Practical Investigative Techniques, Second Edition





ISBN 9781482237900
Published July 25, 2017 by CRC Press
658 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Dedication





Acknowledgements





Preface





Introduction



Chapter One: The Cold Case Problem





R.H. Walton





Chapter Two: Case File Review





R.H. Walton





Chapter Three: Read the Book: Learn the Case





R.H. Walton





Chapter Four: Investigation





R.H. Walton





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





R.H. Walton





Chapter Six: Prosecution of Cold Cases





Ann Marie Schubert





Chapter Seven: Vicap, Hits, and TracKRS





R.H. Walton





Chapter Eight: Criminal Justice Information Services and NCIC





R.H. Walton





Chapter Nine: Interviewing Senior Citizens





R.H. Walton





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





R.H. Walton





Chapter Eleven: Cold Case Investigation Units





R.H. Walton





Chapter Twelve: Media in Cold Case Investigation





R.H. Walton





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





R. H. Walton





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





Mari

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Biography

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