Science, Law and Politics of Cold Case Investigations

Science, Law and Politics of Cold Case Investigations

What do the JonBenet Ramsey murder, the BTK killings and the Centennial Olympic Park bombing have in common? When does a criminal case go “cold,” and what does it take to “thaw it out” again? At a time of laboratory backlogs and funding cuts, what warrants the re-opening of a cold case? How much physical evidence is enough, and what sort of witness is compelling enough? What are the political hurdles involved and how can they be overcome? How have DNA analysis and other scientific advances made it possible to re-investigate and successfully prosecute cold cases? What makes some cases ultimately unsolvable? For answers to these questions and many more, please join a host of investigative, scientific and legal experts for the two-day seminar “Finding Closure: Science, Law and Politics of Cold Case Investigations”.

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

A certificate of completion is available for all who register and attend this webinar.

Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess
Tom Carter
Dr. Carole Chaski
Dr. Henry Lee
Ken Mains

Register Here

Please contact us at for any questions.

Each of our webinars is archived within about two weeks of the live date and will be posted on our website. Please subscribe to our newsletter for notifications.