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Cold Case Reviews: DNA, Detective Work and Unsolved Major Crimes

Cheryl Allsop


Investigating Cold Cases: DNA, Detective Work, and Unsolved Major Crimes, analyses how long-term unsolved murders and unsolved stranger rapes are investigated years after the crimes were committed. The book examines how and why cold case investigations have become an established component of police investigative practice, the role of specialist expertise used, in particular DNA profiling techniques and technologies, and the investigative skills required to finally detect cold cases. The book is based on original fieldwork with one major crime review team as they investigated cold case murders ... More

Keywords: DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, cold case, detective, murder, stranger rape, unsolved, investigation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198747451
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198747451.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cheryl Allsop, author
University of South Wales