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Published: 01 February 2018

238 Pages


ISBN: 9780198747451

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This publication is part of the Policing Publishing Program

Cold Case Reviews

DNA, Detective Work and Unsolved Major Crimes

Cheryl Allsop

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • Follows a relatively new and innovative form of policing which has grown rapidly over the last two decades, gaining support from within the police service and the Home Office.
  • Illuminates the rise in interest in devoting resource to reviewing historic unsolved crimes, illustrating why this might be so and whether this will continue.
  • Based on an eight month ethnographic study of a major crime review team, and interviews with officials tasked with managing and conducting reviews of long-term unsolved murders and stranger rapes.

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