Because the investigation of cold cases is usually an arduous and time-consuming task, most law enforcement agencies in the United States are not able to dedicate the resources necessary to support the cold case investigation process. However, when those cases are fully pursued and prosecuted, they often result in convictions and lengthy prison terms. Cold Cases: Evaluation Models with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators, Second Edition saves law enforcement time by providing detailed guidelines for determining if a cold case is solvable, and if so, how to organize, manage, and evaluate the investigation. It also provides techniques for developing investigative strategies to complement the evaluation process and resolve the crime.
This second edition featuresa new revised model and methodology for investigating cold cases suitable for all police and public safety agencies—large or small, domestic or international. This new model is more expeditious and convenient for departments that have less manpower and experience in dealing with cold cases. It emphasizes the prioritization of cold cases based on the availability of physical evidence and the chances of deriving matches from said evidence and an identified person of interest.
Additional topics covered in the second edition include:
The expert authors of this book maintain The Center for the Resolution of Unresolved Crimes and conduct training and consulting worldwide. Their practical book is designed to help law enforcement agencies resurrect long-forgotten cases, bringing closure to victims and holding accountable those who are responsible.
This book is part of the Advances in Police Theory and Practice series
Getting Started: How Do We Prepare to Review and Conduct Cold Case Investigations?
What Is a Cold Case and How Did We Get Here?James M. Adcock and Sarah L. Stein
Understanding the Process of Homicide and Those Who Kill;James M. Adcock and Sarah L. Stein
Creating a Cold Case Squad (Concepts for Initialization);James M. Adcock and Sarah L. Stein
The Evaluation Process
Introduction to Evaluation Models and Procedures;James M. Adcock and Sarah L. Stein
A Comprehensive Cold Case Evaluation Model; James M. Adcock and Sarah L. Stein
An Alternative Model for Evaluating Cold Cases;James M. Adcock and Sarah L. Stein
Cold Case Evaluation Model III: Missing Persons; James M. Adcock and Sarah L. Stein
Cold Case Investigation in an Educational Environment: The Dutch Experience; R. A. M. Hulshof, H. A. M. Heijmerikx, J. C. Knotter, and Y. M. Spoormans
Follow-Up Investigative Strategies
Applying Science and Technology to Cold Cases; Albert B. Harper
Suspectology: The Development of Suspects Using Pre-, Peri-, and Post-Offense
Behaviors; Richard Walter, Sarah L. Stein, and James M. Adcock
Investigative Interviewing: Issues and Concerns Relating to Cold Cases;James M. Adcock and Sarah L. Stein
Cold Cases and Staged Crime Scenes: Crime Scene Clues to Suspect Misdirection of the Investigation; Arthur S. Chancellor and Grant D. Graham, Sr.
Evaluation Reports and Legal Considerations;James M. Adcock and Sarah L. Stein
Conclusion;James M. Adcock and Sarah L. Stein
Appendix A: Establishing a Police Gray Squad to
Resolve Unsolved Homicide Cases
Appendix B: Dutch Victim Assessment Form—Victimology
Appendix C: Suspectology: Case Study 2
Appendix D: Sample Cold Case Evaluation Report
Appendix E: Cold Case Scholarly Sources—Annotated
Presenting volumes that focus on the nexus between research and practice, the Advances in Police Theory and Practice series is geared toward those practitioners and academics seeking to implement the latest innovations in policing from across the world. This series draws from an international community of experts who examine who the police are, what they do, and how they maintain order, administer laws, and serve their communities.
The series eeditor encourages the contribution of works coauthored by police practitioners and researchers. Proposals for contributions to the series may be submitted to the series editor Dilip Das at email@example.com.