- Hardcover: 672 pages
- Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (June 13, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 084932209X
- ISBN-13: 978-0849322099
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,481,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques 1st Edition
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"The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Sheriff's Association should require that every law enforcement agency in America have at least one copy of this very valuable book."
―Tom Cronin, Criminal Profiler, Commander (Retired) Chicago Police Department
"Richard Walton has successfully created a repository of information for both new and experienced cold case detectives. Drawing from his own experience as well as that of hundreds of detectives, supervisors, prosecutors, agencies and other experts, Walton developed more than just a "how to" guide; his book is a valuable resource for anyone involved with cold case investigations. …Most importantly, throughout the book, Walton demonstrates practical application through case studies, which is how law enforcement learns best. The last chapter of the book list additional valuable resources that are available to the cold case investigator. Walton details the services available from both the public and private sectors, many of which are not as well known to law enforcement, as they should be. Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques is destined to be a classic in investigative literature."
―Jim Trainum , Detective, Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police, in Subject to Debate, Police Executive Research Forum Newsletter
"…I have read material written by the FBI, NCIS, and others, but none of them compare to Mr. Walton's book. Not only is it thorough and professionally written but it speaks to officers/detectives from another officer's/detective's point of view. It is the only piece of literature that I could find on the topic area that was complete and described what has been done and what may be helpful to do while working a cold case investigation. … Mr. Walton should take pride in a book that I consider my Cold Case Homicide Bible. …The Fayetteville Police Department has utilized this book to revise and realign the Cold Case Homicide Unit in accordance with several suggestions that I made after I read this book."
―James Nolette, Cold Case Homicide Detective, Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina
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I thought I was aware of every cold case homicide that was was ever recorded. After reading Walton's book, it was evident that I was not. The case of the Wagner Girl who was shot along with her boyfrined in the 1920's was most interesting.
This book is not a book for the masses who think CSI on television is the way they solve murders. I have personally learned a lot about investigative techniques. Now I have to put these techniques into action by my Detective in my book. Belive me my friend, my 40 dollars was well spent!
Walton has provided the definitive roadmap for those who wish to successfully investigate cold case homicides. His innovative and time proven methods offer the reader a realistic overview of the cold case homicide and details various investigative methods to be used in this inquiry. Walton also provides practical and current information technology and advanced investigative tools, which have allowed law enforcement to re-examine cold cases with new forensic tools.
This publication is an invaluable asset to law enforcement and I am proud to have this book in my Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigation Series.
Lt. Cmdr. Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S
Author Practical Homicide Investigation
Series Editor, Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigation
Taylor & Francis
L.A.P.D. Homicide Detective Supervisor (ret.)
Author, Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder
I wish Dr. Walton great success. His investigation became a 13 year hunt for the truth, resulting in the long overdue pardon of Jack Ryan.