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5 Ways Details Can Go Missing in a Cold Case

5 Ways Details Can Go Missing in a Cold Case

As of 2020, the total number of cold cases in the United States topped 250,000, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. And, despite the best efforts of law enforcement officials, more than 6,000 more unsolved murders and abductions are added to that number every...

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Gathering Physical Evidence for a Crime Investigation

Gathering Physical Evidence for a Crime Investigation

From finding and collecting it to bagging it, gathering physical evidence for a criminal investigation has many facets. “Inadmissible.” That’s the last thing any prosecutor wants to hear from a judge as part of a criminal investigation case. That’s why the collection...

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Ranking the Evidence in a Criminal Investigation

Ranking the Evidence in a Criminal Investigation

With the reliability of eyewitness testimony increasingly falling out of favor, and DNA evidence trumping it all, or so it seems, we’re facing a reckoning over what types of evidence really matter — and which types of evidence are so weak that they could potentially...

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Investigative Tools A- Z

Investigative Tools A- Z

Every investigation starts with the gathering of evidence that helps outline actors, events and motives that develop a narrative, whether it supports an accuser or an accused. Though many investigations start with eyewitness testimony, according to the National Center...

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5 Movies Based on True “True Crime” Cases

5 Movies Based on True “True Crime” Cases

If you’re like most movie fans, you can immediately name a few films that made you think twice about going to sleep at night or camping in the woods. Cape Fear, Seven, The Blair Witch Project, Psycho and Rear Window are among the many classics that left a lasting...

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What’s it Like to Have That Job: Notary Public

What’s it Like to Have That Job: Notary Public

Ever wanted to make a career move that would get you one step closer to helping solve cold cases—that doesn't mean becoming a detective? How about becoming a Notary Public?  This job gets you front and center with legal documents that often are crucial in public...

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