CASE STUDIES, GENERAL
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Cold Cases Investigations Discussion Forum
This website is an online forum for discussions about cold cases.
Cold Case Squads Around the Country
Links and postal and e-mail addresses for law enforcement cold case squads in the U.S., as well as a few volunteer groups.
Cold Case Toolkit
Lots of links to cold case-related organizations, including NIJ/DOJ Resources, state resources and a Word document with web sites of police departments that solicit cold cases, training opportunities, victim assistance and prevention resources, and general links.
The Doe Network is a volunteer organization devoted to assisting Law Enforcement in solving cold cases concerning Unexplained Disappearances and Unidentified Victims from North America, Australia and Europe. They also cooperate with Project EDAN (Everyone Deserves A Name), a group of volunteer forensic artists donating time and skills to create reconstructions and age-progressions of the Missing and Unidentified. The artists' work is offered to law enforcement agencies and featured on the Web site.
Lots of helpful information using DNA to solve cold cases and details about CODIS, the computer software program that operates local, state, and national databases of DNA profiles from convicted offenders, unsolved crime scene evidence, and missing persons.
How Cold Case Squads Work
A nice overview of cold case squads
Implementing a Cold Case Homicide Unit
An FBI article which gives an overview of the difficulties and budget restraints involved in setting up a cold case unit. Includes a brief checklist form titled “Criteria for Opening Cold Case Homicides.”
Missing Pieces Radio Program
Missing Pieces is a one-hour weekly radio program “designed to raise public awareness and encourage communications of information between people who can help locate or identify individuals in cases that have been classified as Unsolved, Missing, Murdered & Unidentified."
National Institute of Justice
This web site has a report in PDF or ASCII formats from 2002 about using DNA to solve cold cases. It’s a decent overview of the subject.
Resurrecting Cold Case Serial Homicide Investigations
This PDF article introduces the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) and how it can help local and state agencies solve cold cases.
The web site of the organization Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons, Inc.
The web site for the long-running U.S. television show hosted by Robert Stack. The site includes cases from the show.
Using DNA to Solve Cold Cases
A PDF document from the U.S. Department of Justice
The Vidocq Society is an unusual crime-fighting group of forensic professionals and citizens who apply their collective forensic skills and experience to "cold case" homicides and unsolved deaths. Although the web site doesn’t include current cases they’re working on, it does have a listing of news articles about the society which detail a few success stories, and includes web sites for some of its forensic members.
Yahoo Cold Case Forum
This discussion forum is dedicated to persons investigating or researching unsolved missing, murdered or unidentified cases from the past.
CRIME AND POPULAR CULTURE
Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture
The online files of the Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, with topics such as “A Descriptive Analysis of Police Corruption in Film” and nonfiction book reviews.
Crime and Punishment
MSNBC’s site of crime news.
Crime in America
Crime news, statistics, and research
Crime Scene USA
Daily crime news from around the U.S
They really don’t make this stuff up, although it’s hard to believe.
Active Most Wanted
This is a compendium of sites all over the Internet where assistance is being sought in solving crimes or locating fugitives.
America’s Most Wanted
The site for the TV show by the same name, which has helped catch over 950 fugitives to date.
ATF Most Wanted
From the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agency
Cyber Criminals Most Wanted
News and listings from the U.S. and around the world
DEA Most Wanted
The top listings from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Environmental Protection Agency Most Wanted
FBI’s Most Wanted Criminals
FBI’s Most Wanted Stolen Artworks
A description of the art crime team, the national stolen art file, the Top Ten Art Crimes, and the latest news about thefts
Fugitives wanted by national jurisdictions and the International Criminal Court
The Missing and the Wanted Pages
A listing of links from PI Mall
NCIS Most Wanted
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service listing
Wanted fugitives and cold case files from the TV show of the same name
U.S. Customs and Immigration Most Wanted
Their 15 most-wanted criminals
U.S. Most Wanted Criminals
Has a database by state and county of criminals wanted in each jurisdiction
U.S. Secret Service Most Wanted
World’s Most Wanted
In addition to U.S. listings, there are most wanted postings from various law enforcement agencies around the world.
World’s Most Wanted Art
A comprehensive guide to art crime information and directory of stolen art web-sites
SERIAL KILLERS, SPREE KILLERS & MASS MURDERERS
Profiles of famous serial killer cases
Criminal Cases: Serial Killers
An overview of some of the most notorious.
Death and Dementia
Lots of links to sites about famous serial killers and crime-related information
Internet Crime Archives
If you can get past the annoying design of this site, there is a lot of information on various serial killers and mass murderers, including recent news and headline makers
Serial Killers and Mass Murderers
STATISTICS ON CRIME
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Statistics about crime and victims, criminal offenders, special topics, law enforcement, courts and sentencing, corrections, and more
FBI Uniform Crime Reports
Includes reports on overall crime in the U.S., hate crime statistics, and aw enforcement officers killed and assaulted.
MADD Online: Statistics
Statistics on drunk driving cases, with information on minimum drinking age laws
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States, displayed in over 1,000 tables.
Statistical Resources on the Web
Links and more links
Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web
Links to government statistical sites from countries around the world
Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse
Independent, nonpartisan information about federal enforcement, staffing, and spending
About.com: Crime and Punishment
Includes articles on current and past high-profile cases
Includes the history and culture of this famous prison, now a park operated by the National Park Service
Links to crime news, arrest records, mug shots
News from the world of corrections, and a host of links
Crime Case Files
Highlighting crimes that need public attention.
Crime, Law, and Justice
Overviews of various types of crime with links and recent cases
Crime stories on serial killers, the mafia, terrorists, spies, assassins, and gangsters
Articles on high-profile cases
Despite the name, this site contains up-to-date cases making the news
Prof. Doug Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School has put together information about famous trials in history from the trial of Socrates in 399 B.C. to the O.J. Simpson trial in 1995.
Homicide In Chicago 1870-1930
The Chicago Police Department Homicide Record Index – chronicling 11,000 homicides in the city during those years.
The “encyclopedia of murderers.”
Includes the latest law enforcement news, among many other features
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 to 1834
A searchable online database containing 101,102 trials, from April 1674 to October 1834
The Smoking Gun
Large collection of public documents on crimes, celebrities, politicians, and the FBI.
Stalking Victims Sanctuary
Although obviously geared toward victims of stalking, there is information on what to do if being stalked, steps to take, and other aspects of stalking.
Studies in Scarlet: Marriage & Sexuality in the U.S. and U.K., 1815-1914
Studies in Scarlet presents the images of over 420 separately published trial narratives from the Harvard Law School Library's extensive trial collections. Included are a number of trials of the wealthy and renowned such as an account of the adultery trial of Caroline, Queen Consort of George IV, the sodomy trial of Oscar Wilde, and the trial of Harry Thaw for the murder of Stanford White, the famous architect who was Evelyn Nesbit Thaw's lover. The larger part of the collection, however, consists of the stories of ordinary men and women thrust into the public eye when their marriages and love affairs went wrong or their relationships did not conform to social standards.
Top 10 Evil Women and More Evil Women
Yep, they’re evil all right.