The aim of the research is to develop robust understanding of policing policies and practices to unlock old and cold case homicides in global context (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Pakistan & New Zealand), and develop a new model for the Punjab police to address cold case homicide problem. The doctoral project is only focussing on those cold case homicides that are confirmed homicides. Victims who died in terrorist attacks, missing persons (especially No-body), accidental unsolved deaths and victims who died while in police custody and in Prison are excluded in this study.
The doctoral research is using the following methods of data collection
Freedom of Information request to police services of UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to understand policing policies and practices to solve unsolved homicides.
Live six months observation while working with the Punjab police as an independent observer without any practical, ethical and psychological interference with the original investigation.
Interviewing Serving Deputy Superintendent of Punjab Police (SDSPP) using open-ended research questionnaire