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Cold Case Research Resources for Unidentified, Missing, and Cold Homicide Cases

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ISBN-10: 1439861692

ISBN-13: 9781439861691

Edition: 2013

Authors: Silvia Pettem

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Revealing the techniques and resources perfected during the writing of her celebrated book Someone's Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe, Silvia Pettem discusses common stumbling blocks of cold case research and highlights examples of the successful use of historical records. Covering public and private records, resources, and access as well as outside interviewing techniques and the power of the press, she demonstrates the effective use of newspapers, photographs, and artifacts alongside search engines, databases, and data-mining techniques.
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Book details

List price: $74.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/30/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 333
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Case Histories and Profiles
List of Figures
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Tools and Techniques
Challenges and Checklist
Time as an Ally
Checklist: To Help in Navigating the Chapters
Endnotes
Agency Organization: Cold Case Units
Miami-Dade Police Department's Cold Case Squad
Metropolitan Police Department's Cold Case Squad
Additional Cold Case Squads and Units
Current Practices and Good Investigators
Summary
Endnotes
TLO: The Latest Online Investigative System
TLO's Beginnings
TLOxp User Tips
Summary
Endnotes
Additional Options for People Searches
Google
Some Additional, and Helpful, People Search Options
Social Security Death Index
Ancestry.com
Fee-Based Law Enforcement Websites
Summary
Endnotes
Dealing with Databases
Databases
Summary
Endnotes
Missing, Murdered, and Unidentified
NameUs: Connecting the Missing and Unidentified
NamUs: An Investigative Tool
Special Circumstances
Summary
Endnotes
Entering and Searching in the NamUs System
NamUs-MP: Creating a Missing Persons Case
NamUs-UP: Creating an Unidentified Persons Case
Summary
Endnotes
PKU Cards Retain Overlooked DNA
PKU/Guthrie Card Information, by State
Summary
Endnotes
The Plight of the Missing and Unknown
One Scenario: The Missing Person is Presumed Dead
Prosecuting No-Body Homicides
Other Scenarios: Cold Missing Persons Cases
The Unidentified Remains of John and Jane Does
Summary
Endnotes
Resources for Expanded Research
Historical and Geographical Context
Gaining Historical and Geographical Perspectives
Summary
Endnotes
Newspaper Research: Online and Off
How Newspaper Research Can Help
Newspaper Research Options
Understanding Obituaries
Summary
Endnotes
Published and Public Records
Federal Public Records
State Public Records
Local Public Records
Published Local Records
Public Records can be Missing
Public Records can be Inaccurate
Recorded Document Offices
Summary
Endnotes
Volunteers: How they can Help
Volunteers in Cold Case Research
Specialized and Independent Volunteers
Summary
Endnotes
Contact with Co-Victims
Co-Victims and Law Enforcement
Co-Victim Resources (A Sampling of Some Volunteer and Nonprofit Organizations)
Victim Rights Act: Colorado as an Example
Need for Kindness
Summary
Endnotes
Review Teams and the Media
Cold Case Review Teams and Information-Sharing Resources
Cold Case Review Teams: A Sampling
Information-Sharing Resources: A Sampling
Cold Case Review Teams
Information-Sharing Resources
Summary
Endnotes
Taking Advantage of the Media
Print and Broadcast Media (Augmented with Websites)
Web-Based Media: Agency use of Cold Case Websites and Social Media
Summary
Endnotes
Conclusion
Tools and Techniques
Missing, Murdered, and Unidentified
Resources for Expanded Research
Review Teams and the Media
Endnotes
Selected References
Books
Documents and Reports
Interviews
Magazine and Journal Articles
Newspaper Articles and Radio and Television Broadcasts
Websites
Index