The primary aim of this project is to determine the review
processes that officers follow when dealing with unsolved cases, including
murders, missing persons, and unidentified remains. After identifying the
review process, specific focus is afforded to the external factors that may
affect how cases are prioritised and subsequently progressed, where possible. This project will specifically explore the importance of forensic evidence, the victim’s
background, and the role of the media in renewing interest in unsolved cases.
The end result of this project is to determine the viability of a
policy/guidance document to aid the review process.
This research is utilising several stages of data collection: