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Entries Tagged as 'Cold Case Investigation Facts'

Finding Evidence

July 7th, 2006 · 3 Comments

The Times recently had an article about someone who was found innocent of a rape and let free after 21 years in jail. The article talked about the difficulty of finding the evidence in his case. This was something I researched heavily. The following is an edited version of what appears in my book. It’s […]

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Declining Clearance Rates – Part 4

June 5th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Normally, when a particular area of the city shows an increase in crime, the NYPD sends in reinforcements. The fastest growing category of crime in New York is unsolved crimes. When talking to law enforcement, I always ask, “Why do you think clearance rates for murder are going down?” I’ve got my theories, which I’ve […]

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Online DNA Tutorial

March 11th, 2006 · Comments Off on Online DNA Tutorial

I just learned about this online tutorial about forensic DNA, Principles of Forensic DNA. It’s meant for prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges, but I’d be curious to hear how it is if anyone gives it a try.

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Tags: Cold Case Investigation Facts · New Websites, Books and other Resources

Cold Case Crime Scene

February 17th, 2006 · Comments Off on Cold Case Crime Scene

These are my notes from a dig at a golf course. One of the Cold Case CIs (criminal informant) told them they’d find a body at this golf course. “There’s two K9 dogs, a dozen guys, a couple of trailers, a grill is set up to feed everyone a meal, an investigator for the DA […]

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