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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

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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

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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

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    In this case the department’s strategy was efficient but not effective. On the other hand, if the training conducted showed an improvement and understanding as well as less complaints of use of force, the department’s strategy was both efficient and effective. Evaluating the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies requires more than just

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    Forensic Technology

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    The current course did not change this learners mind or opinion about criminal investigations. However, it did question some aspects of the system. One question would be why technology cannot do more to provide accurate arrest and testimony from witnesses? However, technology has helped many cases where a suspect is either charged in a case because of DNA or let go because there was no evidence from the forensic technology. According to Davis, Jensen, Kuykendall, and Gallagher, As a result of

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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

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    ("Open Cases…"). Who, when, and why are various questions that do not get answered when a murder is not solved. According to National Public Radio, if one is murdered in America, then there is a one in third chance of having the murder identified ("Open Cases…"). Indeed, having these criminals on the loose is very alarming and more criminals need to be captured. The United States of America authorities need to focus more on solving the cases than letting the cases go cold. a To begin, a cold case

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    The Detective Career

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    current and former detectives said they enjoy the job. Tim Dees, former cop and criminal justice professor, says “Homicide detectives are generally considered to be the elite of police investigators. There is obviously a lot at stake in a murder investigation, and police agencies want to ensure they get it right as much as possible” (www.quora.com). The median salary for criminal investigators/detectives is roughly $76,730, with the top ten percent earning more than $125,350. Homicide detectives

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    Carol Bonnett's Crime

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    scene they also found a note saying "I'm leaving this crime with only one clue. Find it yourself. Die pig. –Helter."—Cold Case USA. They collected forensic evidence, which consisted of latent fingerprints and palm prints* from the bathroom door and the medicine cabinet and they also found a hair follicle in a towel next to Carol's body. Bonnet’s car was also stolen. The investigation: His car was later found in his hometown of Illinois and was seized by the forensic team. They also collected more

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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

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