Video: The Importance of Cold Case Units

August 5, 2019
The National Institute of Justice recently released a video, "The Importance and Impact of Cold Case Units". In this five-minute piece, practitioners discuss the value of investigative work and the importance of honoring victims and families of victims by putting efforts into solving cold cases.

"Well I think it shows that we care and that you're not forgotten," says Ted Hunt, former chief trial attorney with Jackson County, Missouri, in the video. "I know I've had victims - family members - in absolute shock after we've come to them 20-30 years later, and say we think we're on to something here. We think we've solved your case. And then they see the amazement when we go all the way through the process to the verdict. When they actually get that verdict - it's unbelievable."

Evidence Technology Magazine gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, for allowing us to reproduce, in part or in whole, the video "The Importance and Impact of Cold Case Units". The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this video are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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