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Investigating Cold Case Reviews Conference

Press Release: January 28, 2010

The Investigator magazine and the Forensic Science Service are hosting a one-day conference for investigators who are or want to be involved in the investigation of cold cases.

The day will feature best practice, expert advice and case studies that will illustrate how advances in DNA technology and new policing methods have helped solve hundreds of cold cases, providing increased victim and witness satisfaction.

Victims and witness issues: Dr Kevin Smith, National VulnerableWitness and Intermediaries Co-ordinator, National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA)
An overview of the national cold case review agenda:
GeoffWhite, Home Office lead, Operation Stealth
Advice on making strategic decisions behind proceeding with or deciding not to go ahead with a cold case review
Effective working with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Sue
Steeples, specialist cold case review prosecutor, South Yorkshire Police
Best practice around familial searching - Kate Jones, FSS Forensic
Intelligence Bureau and DI Sean Memory,Wiltshire Police
A focus on the work of a force cold case review team
Lessons to be learned from the Lesley Molseed cold case review:
Cathy Turner, National Scientific Lead, Cold Case Reviews, Forensic
Science Service and Det Chief Supt Max McLean, Head of CID,
West Yorkshire Police
The role of the family liaison officer (FLO): Duncan McGarry,
National Police Family Liaison Advisor, National Policing
Improvement Agency (NPIA).

For further information visit www.the-investigator.co.uk

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