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  • Cold Case Investigation

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    semester we have learned that cold cases are the most difficult investigations to work with. The reasons why cold cases are so difficult are because of the lack of evidence, strained resources and ineffective investigation tactics. A case slowly starts to become cold when efforts are made and an outcome is inexistent. Fifty years ago our country had a low clearance rate for homicides and other serious crimes. Historically, investigators contributed very little to solving cases and relied on witnesses and

  • Essay on Cold Case Investigation

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    Abstract Cold case investigation is a growing concern due to increased numbers of unsolved cases and pop culture appeal. This paper will walk you through what a cold case investigation is, how one begins, and factors such as the use of volunteers can effect the outcome of a cold case investigation. Each year the number of unsolved cases in the U.S. goes up, but with limiting funding and lack of manning something has to be done to keep the numbers down. A dedicated cold case unit is the best answer

  • Crime Scene Investigator Vs. Criminal Investigator

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    Criminal Investigator For the lecture on Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal Investigation we were assigned a cold case reading. This cold case reading entitled “Cold Case Models for Evaluating Unresolved Homicides” written by James Adcock PhD and Sarah Stein PhD outlines cold cases and their nature as well as providing possible protocol for cold case scenarios. Within these cold cases, the main goal is to ultimately solve the investigation. However, it is never that simple. Where Crime Scene

  • Lucille Johnson Murder Case Study

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    Lucille Johnson Cold Murder Case Jennifer Potts Friction Ridge Analysis/CJC-245-EK1 November 8, 2017 Surry Community College Instructor: Denise Sizemore The case that I will be discussing is the cold murder case of Lucille Johnson from Salt Lake City, Utah. Unfortunately, at the time of the murder the investigators didn’t take certain evidence serious in the case. The investigators thought that it was just evidence that had no meaning. None the less, it ended up convicting the murderer

  • The Importance Of The CSI Effect On Crime Scene Investigation

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    off of the public’s interests. Starring shows such as CSI Miami, Forensic Files, Cold Case, Bones, and many more demonstrate the procedures of forensic science at active crime scenes. However, these shows have given the wrong perception of forensic science and the procedures to investigating an active crime scene. These television shows have made a lasting impact on the public’s perception of Crime Scene Investigation still today. Often times these shows have made it difficult for judges, attorneys

  • The Space Race During The Cold War

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    sources This investigation will explore the question: How did the Space Race impact the Cold War? The years 1957 to 1969 will be the focus of the investigation, to analyze the Space Race during the Cold War, as well as how the USSR and NASA both reacted to it. The first source I have selected for detailed analysis is Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs United States Department of State Government Publication. This source is particularly relevant to the investigation because it talks

  • The Soviet Threat, As Experienced By The United States During The Cold War

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    Identification and Evaluation of Sources This investigation will explore the question: To what extent was propaganda used to show the Soviet threat, as experienced by the United States, during the Red Scare of the Cold War? The scope of this investigation will be 1947-1957, to allow for analysis of the era of McCarthyism, as well as the evolution of Anti-Communism in American society. The origin of the first source being evaluated is the book, Total Cold War: Eisenhower 's Secret Propaganda Battle

  • Fingerprinting Case

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    the unique pattern of whorls and lines. One of the most important parts of a forensic investigation is fingerprinting. As fingerprints are unique to each individual, they serve as a highly accurate way for law enforcement agencies to identify a suspect, as well as potentially prove their guilt or innocence. This paper will talk about how a cold case was solved by a fingerprint, the procedures, reasons why the case was not solved at the time of the crime and the results. Amber Gail was a fourteen

  • Forensic Science Investigators

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    internationally”(Corey). Most police investigations begin at the scene of a crime. The scene is simply defined as the actual site or location in which the crime took place. The entire investigation hangs on that one person being able to use techniques to support and investigate the evidence. When it comes to investigating crime, no matter the level of crime, nothing is more important to a criminal investigator than the use of forensic science. Types of forensic science investigations, evidence, and crime laboratory

  • Using Computers And Software Programs

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    more effectively. The use of computers and software programs by law enforcement personnel has a variety of advantages and disadvantages in relation to criminal investigation and law enforcement. The use of computers and software programs have become beneficial tools for the criminal enterprise and for the prosecution in a criminal case. Technology has enabled law enforcement officers to launch queries about an individual from a variety of databases (Roberts, 2011). The development of the Integrated

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