Book alert: Cold Case Research

Book alert: Cold Case Research. In 2012 “Cold Case Research” will come out. The author is Silvia Pettem and this is how she describes her book: “Cold Case Research: Resources for Unidentified, Missing, and Cold Homicide Cases,” to be published by CRC Press in 2012. Topics include the latest search engine tools such as TLO, the revolutionary missing and unidentified persons databases of the NamUs System, how advance-thinking law-enforcement agencies are implementing volunteers, how agencies can use the media (including cold case playing cards) to its advantage, and additional––and untraditional––database resources. These subjects will be illustrated with real-life experiences of investigators at work. Also addressed are where and how to access public records, and how to apply both a historical and geographical context to cold case research.”

Topics specific to Cold Case Research: Resources for Unidentified, Missing, and Cold Homicide Cases include the latest search engine tools such as TLO, the revolutionary missing and unidentified persons databases of the NamUs System, how advance-thinking law-enforcement agencies are implementing volunteers, how agencies can use the media (including cold case playing cards) to its advantage, and additional––and untraditional––database resources. These subjects will be illustrated with real-life experiences of investigators at work. Also addressed are where and how to access public records, and how to apply both a historical and geographical context to cold case research.

someone's daughter silvia pettem book coverThis is a book to watch! Silvia has extensive experience with all aspects of cold cases. The information in her latest book details to readers how to investigate a cold case and gives pointers to volunteers, getting the public and the media involved, and of course, includes an update on forensics and search engines.

Silvia’s efforts to help law enforcement solve cold cases was put to the test in the case that resulted in the book “Someone’s daughter; in search of justice for Jane Doe.”

Reviews of both book will appear later here on DCC. As soon as an image of the cover of “Cold Case Research” becomes available, I will update this post.

 

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