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Unformatted text preview: the evidence and statements as they are not influenced or tampered with. Retroactive investigation of past crimes by detectives in my opinion is three fold. First the investigational techniques and the information associated with crimes change over time. An example is the current burn patterns in arson cases. What investigators were told was consistence with intentional arson is now being excused for accidental fires. Second the ability for fresh eyes to review a case may find something that an investigator missed because they were looking at the case so much that the evidence was dismissed as normal or explainable. Third reason is due to advancing technology. Kentucky has passed a law that all felons are required to submit to DNA testing and placed in the database. Several thousand cases have been solved due to technology, therefore closing cases and allowing the victim and their families to have some piece of mind....
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2010 for the course CJS 210 CJS 210 taught by Professor Garner during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10