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20 Databases Used in Forensic Science Investigations

20 Databases Used in Forensic Science Investigations

Several government and private organizations, including federal agencies, local and regional law enforcement, and colleges and universities have assembled databases—many of them free or low cost—that can be used by forensic scientists and, in some cases, personal...

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What’s it Like to Have That Job: Coroner

What’s it Like to Have That Job: Coroner

In 2019, following the deaths of 16,425 people in the United States, loved ones of the victims likely heard some version of the phrase “the death was ruled a homicide.”  Those victims included Hubert Heatherly of Houston, a 79-year-old Navy veteran who initially was...

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Think Like a Journalist: How to Find Court Documents

Think Like a Journalist: How to Find Court Documents

Searching for details in unsolved cases sometimes takes weird turns. Turning to source documents is by far the best place to search for info—but let’s face it, that can be difficult and confusing where to start. Ally Jarmanning, senior reporter with WBUR focused on...

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How to Write an Effective Advocacy Letter

How to Write an Effective Advocacy Letter

Throughout my career, I have had to write marketing copy, social media ads, press releases, and the like. Whether I was promoting a new product, requesting donations, or announcing a promotion. I've used that skill now to develop a letter template that can be used to...

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Five Sites to Bookmark Now for Cold Case Research

Five Sites to Bookmark Now for Cold Case Research

If you’re like us, you likely have multiple tabs open at one time. One to stream your favorite pod, another three dozen to do your own research on a case. Who can relate? All of those open tabs are likely full of just as many bookmarked pages and sites. Maybe it has...

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An Event Just for Citizen Detectives

An Event Just for Citizen Detectives

At Uncovered, we're building a community around collective impact on cold cases. That includes supporting further education to develop citizen detective skills. Beyond the resources, we're cultivating, we're announcing an event series to introduce you to other citizen...

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